Showing posts with label Nova Scotia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nova Scotia. Show all posts

February 19, 2019

Ms. Rachelle Mae Kandil is going to Cape Breton University!

Ms. Rachelle Mae Kandil and her family were recently granted a temporary resident visa to Canada and they will move to Canada soon. She will be studying at Cape Breton University as International Student. Her husband will be able to work full-time with an Open Work Permit and their son will be able to study for free!  It's just a matter of time, they will be applying for Permanent Residence under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.

March 7, 2018

FREE Information Seminar: Atlantic Immigration via Cape Breton University

Brett MacLean, Senior International Recruiter of Cape Breton University will be in Manila to conduct information sessions and to recruit International Students from the Philippines. If you are interested to study, work and live in Canada, there are reasons more than one why you should consider Cape Breton University.

December 15, 2017

Immigrate via Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program | Study at Cape Breton University

If you are planning to apply for permanent residence in Canada via the Study Visa Pathway, your best option would be via the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and by studying at any Publicly Funded Atlantic Institution. Cape Breton University is one of these institutions.

March 24, 2017

Study and Stay in Nova Scotia - Special Program for International Students from the Philippines

Study and Stay in Nova Scotia Program is a Special Program for International Students from the Philippines.   Students who successfully gain entry to the Study & Stay Program will travel to Canada to pursue their University or College studies in September of 2017.  You have until April 15, 2017 to submit your application. 

March 7, 2017

Publicly-funded institutions list – Atlantic Immigration Pilot

If you are planning to apply for permanent residence in Canada under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (International Student), be very sure that you will be studying in one of the Pubicly-funded institution in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Applications Are Now Being Accepted!

Few months ago, representatives from New Brunswick Provincial Government were in the Philippines to promote the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project.  This program aims to attract immigrants to settle in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island).

Today, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced that Atlantic Immigration Pilot Applications Are Now Being Accepted!

January 28, 2017

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island)

Update, March 7, 2017: Atlantic Immigration Pilot is now OPEN!

Representatives from the Atlantic Canadian Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island will be in Manila this February 2017 to promote the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Project which will be launched soon!

If you are interested to immigrate to Canada, this could be your chance!

March 26, 2014

Options for Filipino Nurses: Nova Scotia or Quebec?

If you're a Filipino registered nurse  planning to apply for Permanent Residence in Canada and is choosing between Nova Scotia and Quebec, here's some pointers you may consider:

Nova Scotia
Nurses are included in the list of eligible occupations under the under the Regional Labour Market Stream of Nova Scotia Nominee Program.  For this year, Nova Scotia will nominate only 150 applicants under the said program. For your reference, read the  Frequently Asked Questions page prepared by Nova Scotia Immigration Office.

Nova Scotia

As of this writing, it is safe to assume that they have already accepted more than hundreds - or even thousands - of applications from which they will select the lucky 150 applicants.  If not selected, you have the option to withdraw your application or simply wait and try your luck next year - if and when you will be selected.

If you are not in a hurry and don't really mind if you don't get selected within an indefinite period of time, then Nova Scotia is for you.

The list of occupations eligible for the Quebec Skilled Workers Program includes Nurses.  In fact, it's the top priority, with the highest points awarded for Aria of Training factor.  The program is still open and will be extended until March 31, 2015.
Montreal, Quebec (Image Credit:

If immigrating to Canada is something you seriously want for your family and that you understand the importance of time and opportunity, you should go for Quebec.

Of course, the premise above should be taken in the context of valuing the opportunity, the essence of time.  There are many other factors such as Immigration cost, cost of living, community, etc.

Immigration cost going to Quebec is of course more expensive. Applying for NSNP is free. On the other hand, there is a fee in applying for Quebec Selection Certificate.

Cost of living in Montreal (Quebec) is way lower than in Halifax (Nova Scotia).

Quebec vs Nova Scotia

There is a bigger Filipino community in Quebec than in Nova Scotia.  In fact, there is already a Filipino Nurses Association in Quebec!

You need two years experience to be eligible for NSNP. You only need at least 1 year experience to be eligible for Quebec Skilled Workers Program.

But wether Quebec or Nova Scotia, you will be entitled to Canada's great social benefits as a permanent resident.  So if you want to live and work in Canada, send your resume to for FREE assessment!

March 13, 2014

Live and Work in Canada via Nova Scotia Nominee Program

Nova Scotia recently launched the Nova Scotia Nominee Program - Regional Labour Market Demand Stream.  This could be your chance to legally live and work in Canada!  However, this is a limited-time opportunity, you have to hurry up!  

If you are between 21-55 years old, with at least 2 years experience within the last 5 years in any of the following occupations, you may be eligible to immigrate to Canada!  
  • Managers in Health Care
  • Retail Trade Managers
  • Restaurant and Food Service Managers
  • Financial Auditors and Accountants
  • Other Financial Officers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers)
  • Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
  • Database Analysts and Data Administrators
  • Software Engineers and Designers
  • Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Systems Testing Technicians
  • Specialist Physicians
  • General Practitioners and Family Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists’ Assistants
  • Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists and Cardiopulmonary
  • Technologists
  • Medical Radiation Technologists
  • Medical Sonographers
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Other Technical Occupations in Therapy and Assessment
  • Psychologists
  • Early Childhood Educators and Assistants
  • Retail Trade Supervisors
  • Chefs
  • Cooks
  • Contractors and Supervisors, Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades
  • Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors
  • Industrial Electricians
  • Welders and Related Machine Operators
  • Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
  • Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and
  • Mechanical Repairers
  • Crane Operators
  • Supervisors, Other Mechanical and Metal Products Manufacturing

Send your resume to or contact us at 0908-8876834 to set an appointment for orientation.

March 2, 2014

Regional Labour Market Demand | Nova Scotia Nominee Program

Regional Labour Market Demand Stream of Nova Scotia Nominee Program will start accepting new applications on March 6, 2014. This program is open to some NOC 0, A and B job classifications with at least 2 years related experience within the last five years.

Regional Labour Market Demand - Nova Scotia
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Only a CLB Level 5 is required for the English language and at must have completed at least Canadian equivalent of High School Diploma (12 years of formal education). Ideal age is 21-55 years old.Applicant must also establish his/her intention to settle in Nova Scotia. If you have immediate relatives in other province, this may not work for you.

The following are the In-Demand Occupations identified under the Regional Labour Market Demand Stream of Nova Scotia Nominee Program

  • Systems Testing Technicians 
  • Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians 
  • Registered Nurses 
  • Head Nurses and Supervisors 
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians 
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians 
  • Managers in Health Care 
  • Computer Engineers 
  • Licensed Practical Nurses 
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineers 
  • Mechanical Engineers 
  • User Support Technicians 
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers 
  • Specialist Physicians 
  • General Practitioners and Family Physicians 
  • Financial Auditors and Accountants 
  • Software Engineers and Designers 
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists' Assistants 
  • Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners 
  • Information Systems Analysts and Consultants 
  • Welders 
  • Machinists 
  • Industrial Electricians 
  • Steamfitters/Pipefitters 
  • Sheet Metal Workers 

Please get in touch with your Agent if you already have a contract with Canadian Immigration Consultancy. For those interested to apply, please send resume to

July 24, 2012

Kings Regional Development Agency (Kings RDA)

Kings Regional Development Agency (Kings RDA)
For those planning to immigrate to Nova Scotia via Community Identified Stream, Kings Regional Development Agency (Kings RDA) is one of those mandated organizations that may write a Letter of Identification for you. This is if you want to setlle in Kings County.

Situated in eastern Annapolis Valley, Atlantic Canada's most abundant agricultural region, Kings County is just an hour away from Halifax and its international airport.  Kings County boasts a thriving economy, excellent health care, superb educational opportunities, and a safe, affordable environment.  But it's also a place where nature weaves a captivating spell, and our communities are rich with heritage and a vibrant community spirit.

How to get a Letter of Identification from Kings Regional Development Agency (Kings RDA)?

If you choose Kings County, you must visit 3 times in order to establish connections to Kings County.  The purpose of these visits is to have community connections, to get at least 3 Letters of Support.  These letters are collected from 2 organizations and 1 individual in good standing you have connected with while in Kings County.

After the visits and getting the letters of support, you may now write a letter of intent to Kings RDA.  The “Letter of Intent” is a mini biography to describe your profession.   If you are planning to start a business, include a brief description of the business plan; how they can contribute to the labor market; where they see themselves in 3 – 5 years; etc.  Your application will be evaluated and a  “Letter of Identification” will not be written until you meet the requirements. 

Visit Kings RDA website for more information.

Cumberland Regional Economic Development Association

Cumberland Regional Development Authority
In Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, the Cumberland Regional Development Authority (Cumberland RDA) is the organization mandated to support the Community Identified Stream.

The following are examples of who may get a Letter of Identification from  Cumberland RDA:

1. Someone who has purchased a real estate,
2. Regularly visits  Cumberland County,
3. With relatives/friends residing in  Cumberland County, Nova Scotia

The idea here is that you must be willing to settle in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, you know the community well and has local support in place and the likelihood of long-term settlement in Nova Scotia would happen.

Visit Cumberland RDA website for more information.

July 23, 2012

Community Identified stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

How bad do you really want to live and work in Canada with your family?  If you are really serious about this plan, let Canadian Immigration Consultancy help you.  There's a temporary pause in accepting new applications for Federal Skilled Workers Program but there are other immigration programs available for you.

You don't want the Quebec Skilled Worker Program because of the French Language?  Try the Community Identified stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)!

You don't necessarily need a job offer for this program.  All you need is a Letter of Identification from any of the following Mandated Organizations for the Community Identified stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP):

  • Annapolis-Digby Economic Development Agency -
  • Antigonish Regional Development Authority -
  • Cape Breton County Economic Development Authority -
  • Colchester Regional Development Agency -
  • Cumberland Regional Economic Development Authority -
  • Greater Halifax Partnership -
  • Guysborough County Regional Development Authority -
  • Hants Regional Development Authority -
  • Kings Regional Development Agency -
  • Lunenburg Queens Regional Development -
  • Pictou Regional Development Agency -
  • Strait-Highlands Regional Development Agency -
  • Victoria County Municipality -
The good thing about this program is that the Age Criteria is between 21-55 years old.  IELTS is required too for this program.  This option, however, could be costly as this normally requires an exploratory visits to Nova Scotia.

If you are a client of Canadian Immigration Consultancy, please contact your Agent and inquire about this program.  We will be glad to assist with this option at no extra cost.

For those interested to live and work in Nova Scotia, you may sign up a consultancy agreement with only P28,000 initial deposit.  If interested, please send your updated resume to

March 22, 2011

Nova Scotia and CIC's New Agreement on Temporary Foreign Workers Program

Back in 2007, an Agreement for Canada-Nova Scotia Co-operation on Immigration was signed between Nova Scotia and Government of Canada to foster an effective partnership between Canada and Nova Scotia for the promotion, recruitment, selection, admission, settlement and integration of immigrants to the province among others.

Nova Scotia

Just recently, an annex to this Agreement was signed. This is good news for Temporary Foreign Workers in Nova Scotia!

Under this new agreement is a proposed pilot project would grant “open” work permits to accompanying spouses and dependants of all TFWs in Nova Scotia. That means spouses and dependants would be able to work for any employer and be exempted from the normal requirement to obtain a Labor Market Opinion (LMO). Ordinarily, dependent spouse can get a work permit without LMO only if the occupation of their TFW spouse is classified as Skills Level O, A and B as defined in National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Source: Canada and Nova Scotia to work together on Temporary Foreign Workers

September 24, 2008

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

Like other Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia also has its own version of Provincial Nominee Program. This is called Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP).

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) offers a quicker entry into Canada for qualified workers and experienced entrepreneurs who wish to settle in Nova Scotia and become permanent residents of Canada. Like other Provincial Nominee Program, the NSNP is a two-step application process for permanent resident status in Canada: Apply to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program and then apply to a Citizenship and Immigration Canada visa office once you get your nomination.

NSNP Program Streams:

Skilled Worker Stream
- there are specific sectors in Nova Scotia that have many opportunities for skilled immigrants. This stream fast-tracks applicants who have the needed skills and permanent full-time job offers.

Family Business Worker Stream - this helps family-owned businesses to hire close relatives who have skills that couldn't be found in Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Community Identified Stream - aimed at individuals who are employable, have strong established connections to a Nova Scotia community, and can contribute to the labour market and economy of that specific community.
International Graduate Stream - helps employers hire and retain recent international graduates whose skills may be in limited supply in the province. This stream targets international graduates who have established strong ties to Nova Scotia and intend to live, work, and establish their careers in this province.

For list of requirements and guidelines for each category, visit the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) official website.

September 22, 2008

Nova Scotia

Still undecided where to settle in Canada? Here's Nova Scotia for you.

The average annual temperatures in Nova Scotia are Spring from 1° to 17°C; Summer from 14° to 39°C; Fall about 5° to 20°C; Winter about -21° to 5°C.

Filipinos in Nova Scotia
The Filipino Association of Nova Scotia (FANS) is a voluntary, non-profit society. Informally organized on December 24, 1964 and founded on August 9, 1968. FANS finally became a society on June 10, 1974. The society's main objective is to foster social and friendly relations among members while promoting mutual understanding between Filipinos and people of all nations.

Nova Scotia Immigration Program
Like other Provinces of Canada, it also has a provincial nominee program called Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). There are four NSNP for you to chose from namely: Skilled Worker Stream, Family Business Worker Stream, Community Identified Stream and International Graduate Stream. Visit for more information.

Nova Scotia has a number of occupation categories reporting a need for skilled, qualified personnel, including:
  • Oil and gas related fields

  • Geology

  • Accounting

  • Sales

  • Technicians/ engineers

  • Supervisors

  • Industrial

  • Computer information systems

  • Health Care: nurses, doctors

  • Accounting and finance
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    The official website of the Government of Nova Scotia is