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Immigration to Nova Scotia for construction workers

Immigration to Nova Scotia for construction workers

If you have experience in construction and have found such a job in the province, you can immigrate through the Critical Construction Worker Pilot program.

The Critical Construction Worker Pilot of Nova Scotia's provincial program is designed for skilled construction professionals who have found employment there.

Requirements

To apply for the Critical Construction Worker Pilot stream, you must meet the following requirements:

  • be between the ages of 21 and 55;
  • receive a job offer in Nova Scotia in an eligible occupation (see below);
  • have 1 year of work experience within the last 5 years in the construction field;
  • complete a high school education or training in the construction field;
  • demonstrate proficiency in English or French:
    • at CLB level 5 (pre-intermediate level) for occupations NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3 (managerial, skilled, and trades occupations);
    • at CLB level 4 (basic level) for occupations NOC TEER 4 or 5 (low-skilled occupations);
  • have the financial means to settle in Nova Scotia.

Eligible occupations

Many construction occupations are suitable for immigration under this stream:

How to apply

If you are interested in immigrating under the pilot for in-demand construction workers, you can apply on the official website of Nova Scotia.

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To learn about other streams of Nova Scotia's provincial program, see the article "Immigration to Nova Scotia — Canada's provincial program".

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