Nova Scotia has launched a new permanent residence pathway called Critical Construction Worker Pilot for individuals in specific construction occupations to obtain permanent residency in Canada.
If you’re a construction professional dreaming of a life in Nova Scotia, this program could be your ticket to permanent residency.
What is the Critical Construction Worker Pilot?
The Critical Construction Worker Pilot is Nova Scotia’s innovative solution to address labor shortages in 21 key construction occupations. This program offers a direct route to permanent residency for skilled workers, making it an attractive option for those looking to settle in Atlantic Canada.
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following criteria:
- Age: You should be between 21 and 55 years old.
- Work Experience: Have at least 1 year of work experience related to your job offer.
- Education: Possess a high school diploma (or equivalent) or have completed a construction-specific industry training program.
- Job Offer: Obtain a permanent and full-time job offer from a Nova Scotian employer in one of the 21 eligible construction occupations.
- Language Proficiency: Demonstrate proficiency in English or French, with specific requirements depending on the occupation (CLB Level 5 for some occupations, CLB Level 4 for others).
- Financial Stability: Provide proof of financial ability to settle in Nova Scotia.
List of Construction Occupations Eligible For Nova Scotia Critical Construction Pilot Worker
Here is the list of 21 eligible construction occupations for the Critical Construction Worker Pilot:
- 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
How to Apply
Follow these simple steps to apply for the Critical Construction Worker Pilot:
- Secure a Job Offer: The first step is to get a job offer from a Nova Scotian employer in one of the eligible occupations.
- Fill Out the NS200 Form: The employer is required to complete and sign the NS200 form to extend the job offer.
- Online Application: Create your profile on the Nova Scotia online service, which is accessible 24/7.
- Review the Application Guide: Before starting your application, make sure to thoroughly review the complete Application Guide. It will help you understand the process better.
Benefits of the Critical Construction Worker Pilot
Participating in Nova Scotia’s Critical Construction Worker Pilot offers several advantages:
- Permanent Residency: Successful applicants, along with their families, gain permanent residency in Canada, paving the way for a secure future.
- Easier Pathway: Nova Scotia stands out for its simplified immigration process, offering a more straightforward route to permanent residency compared to other Canadian provinces.
- Stability and Security: Enjoy the stability and security of living and working in a diverse and vibrant Canadian province, with access to excellent healthcare, education, and quality of life.