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Posted on November 19, 2021

Nova Scotia is now accepting applications of immigrants who belong to the food sector. They are seeking people from their occupation in the demand stream.

After a worldwide pandemic, the foodservice sector is hit hard, so balance the same and get it back on track Nova Scotia is inviting skilled workers in the food industry. The most popular and matched national occupational classification NOC with the food industry are:

  • NOC 6513 (Food and beverage servers)
  • NOC 6711 (Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations)
  • NOC 6731 (Light duty cleaners

According to the media releases, employers can now hire overseas workers without the prerequisite Labor market impact assessment (LIMA). Moreover, the employee is not bound to work for six months before applying to Nova Scotia provincial nominee program.

Nova Scotia’s immigration minister Jill Balser, stated “We’re excited to welcome foreign newcomers who are planning to come to our province and contribute in the country’s economy especially in tourism, hospitality, and restaurant sectors which are critical to our economy.”

Currently, Nova Scotia’s immigration department is targeting NOC skill levels of C and D. However, these are considered as low skilled or unskilled occupations in Canada but due to the backlog in the hospitality sector, it is now an essential occupation.

Are you eligible to apply to Nova Scotia PNP?

In Canada, all provincial programs have their own eligibility criteria’s. Nova Scotia provides an applicant with the provincial nomination if;

1) You have a full-time job offer in any of these occupations-

  • NOC 3413 (Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates)
  • NOC 6513 (Food and beverage servers)
  • NOC 6711 (Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations)
  • NOC 6731 (Light duty cleaners)
  • NOC 7511 (Transport truck drivers),
  • NOC 7521 (Heavy equipment operators (except crane)), or
  • NOC 7611 (Construction trades helpers and labourers)

2) You must have at least one year of work experience in the same field.

3) You must be between 21 and 55 years of age,

4) An applicant should at least have a high school diploma along with training, skills, and accreditation for the job,

5) You must appear for English and French language tests and score at least Canadian language benchmark (CLB) level 4.

6) Must have adequate financial resources to settle in Canada.

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