Syed Khan – November 17, 2021

Nova Scotia Immigration, on 16 November, announced that all applications from now on will be fast-tracked for three NOC codes under the Occupations In-Demand stream. These NOC codes are as follows:

NOC Code:Name of the occupation:
6513Food and beverage servers
6711Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, and related support occupations
6731Light duty cleaners

Quote by Jill Balser, Minister of Labor, Skills, and Immigration:

“We’re excited to welcome newcomers who can help employers meet their labor needs and grow Nova Scotia’s population”

Quote by Gordon Stewart, Executive Director, Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia have faced many challenges, including the ability to attract and retain workers. The government continues to respond with strong support through innovative options, and we’re incredibly pleased with these changes that will help us prepare for the upcoming holiday and tourism season. We look forward to seeing the impact of these new occupation additions and the relief it will bring to Nova Scotia’s restaurant industry as well as getting ready to welcome new Nova Scotians as our colleagues, neighbors, and friends.”

Occupations under these three NOC codes will be processed faster now, and the Labor Impact Assessment is no longer needed for these applicants to be hired. The requirement for candidates to work for at least 6 months through the NSNP before applying for permanent residence has also been removed.

What is a Labor Market Impact Assessment?

The LMIA is a document which the employer-based in Canada needs to submit before hiring a foreign worker. The LMIA states that there is a need for a foreign worker to fill the job and that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to do the job. It is also called a confirmation letter.

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