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Nova Scotia Initiates Pilot Program for Critical Construction Workers


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With the goal of meeting the labor demands of the construction sector and bolstering its workforce, Nova Scotia has launched the “Nova Scotia Critical Construction Worker Pilot – Job Offer Pathway.” Commencing in October 2023, this initiative seeks to simplify the recruitment and hiring of foreign workers in the construction industry for employers in Nova Scotia.

What is the Critical Construction Worker Pilot?

The Critical Construction Worker Pilot is Nova Scotia's solution to labor shortages in 21 vital construction occupations. With a direct route to permanent residency for skilled workers, it's an appealing choice for those seeking to establish themselves in Atlantic Canada.

What are the eligibility criteria for the Critical Construction Worker Pilot?

To be eligible for the Critical Construction Worker Pilot, an applicant must fulfill the listed requirements aside from the job offer:

Age: Applicants must fall within the age range of 21 to 55 years.

Work Experience: A minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience related to the job offer is required.

Education: Applicants should hold a high school diploma (or equivalent) or have completed a construction-specific industry training program.

Job Offer: Eligibility requires obtaining a permanent, full-time job offer from a Nova Scotian employer in one of the 21 designated construction occupations.

Language Proficiency: Language proficiency is a crucial criterion. For those in occupation categories TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3, a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in all four abilities (Writing, Reading, Listening, Speaking) in either English or French is required. If applicants are in TEER 4 or 5 occupations, CLB 4 in the same language abilities is necessary.

Financial Stability: Proof of financial capacity to settle in Nova Scotia is a prerequisite.

To find more details about eligibility, you can check (➨page)

List of Eligible Construction Occupations for the Nova Scotia Critical Construction Worker Pilot.

To be eligible for this program, applicants need to obtain a genuine full-time job offer from a Nova Scotia employer in one of the designated occupations listed below:
NOC Occupation
70010 Construction managers
70011 Home building and renovation managers
72011 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
72014 Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
72020 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
72106 Welders and related machine operators
72200 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
72201 Industrial electricians
72310 Carpenters
72320 Bricklayers
72401 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
72402 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
72500 Crane operators
73100 Concrete finishers
73102 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
73110 Roofers and shinglers
73200 Residential and commercial installers and servicers
73400 Heavy equipment operators
75101 Material handlers
75110 Construction trades helpers and labourers
75119 Other trades helpers and labourers

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The Nova Scotia Critical Construction Worker Pilot opens doors for both employers and skilled workers in the construction industry. It not only addresses labor shortages but also provides a pathway for foreign workers to establish themselves in Nova Scotia. This initiative underscores Nova Scotia’s commitment to facilitating skilled immigration while bolstering its construction sector.

Advantages of the Critical Construction Worker Pilot

Engaging in Nova Scotia’s Critical Construction Worker Pilot comes with various benefits:

  1. Permanent Residency: Successful candidates, along with their families, attain permanent residency in Canada, ensuring a stable future.
  2. Streamlined Pathway: Nova Scotia distinguishes itself with a simplified immigration process, providing a more direct route to permanent residency compared to other Canadian provinces.
  3. Stability and Security: Experience the stability and security of living and working in a diverse and vibrant environment.

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