New PR pathway for constructors in Nova Scotia

If you are a constructor looking to immigrate to Canada and get Canadian PR, Nova Scotia would be your best choice, as it launches a new pathway for those who are seeking Canadian PR as constructors.

This pathway allows 21 eligible construction occupations which we will discuss in this blog, this pathway is called the Critical Construction Worker Pilot.

New PR pathway for constructors in Nova Scotia

What are the eligible occupations for this new pathway?

This pathway includes 21 eligible construction occupations, which are:

  • Welders and related machine operators (NOC Code: 72106)
  • Roofers and shinglers (NOC Code: 73110)
  • Bricklayers (NOC Code: 72320)
  • Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers (NOC Code: 72014)
  • Concrete finishers (NOC Code: 73100)
  • Construction managers (NOC Code: 70010)
  • Plasterers, drywall installers finishers, and lathers (NOC Code: 73102)
  • Material handlers (NOC Code: 75101)
  • Home building and renovation managers (NOC Code: 70011)
  • Construction trades helpers and labourers (NOC Code: 75110)
  • Industrial electricians (NOC Code: 72201)
  • Crane operators (NOC Code: 72500)
  • Heavy equipment operators (NOC Code: 73400)
  • Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades, and telecommunications occupations (NOC Code: 72011)
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers (NOC Code: 73200)
  • Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades (NOC Code: 72020)
  • Heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning mechanics (NOC Code: 72402)
  • Electricians (except industrial and power systems) (NOC Code: 72200)
  • Carpenters (NOC Code: 72310)
  • Heavy-duty equipment mechanics (NOC Code: 72401)
  • Other trades helpers and labourers (NOC Code: 75119)

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What are the eligibility requirements for the Critical Construction Worker Pilot?

This program is for workers who have a current job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia, this offer has to be from the listed occupations that we discussed above, and also to be a permanent full-time offer.

You will also need to meet the following criteria:

  • Age: you have to be at least 21 years old to 55 by maximum.
  • Education: high school diploma (or equivalent), or Evidence of finishing a construction-focused training course.
  • Work experience: at least 1 year of experience in the occupation that you are applying for.
  • Financial requirements: you have to meet the financial requirements.
  • Language requirements:
  • The language requirement for a job of TEER 0,1,2,3 is level 5 at least in the Canadian Language Benchmark CLB.
  • While the language requirements for a job of TEER 4 and 5 have to be level 4 at least in CLB.

What are the minimum levels in all the approved tests by the IRCC?

First: Level 5:

Listening: 5
Reading: 4
Writing: 5
Speaking: 5

Listening: 5
Reading: 5
Writing: 5
Speaking: 5

  • TEF:

Listening: 181
Reading: 151
Writing: 226
Speaking: 226

  • TCF:

Listening: 369
Reading: 375
Writing: 6
Speaking: 6

Second: Level 4:

Listening: 4.5
Reading: 3.5
Writing: 4
Speaking: 4

Listening: 4
Reading: 4
Writing: 4
Speaking: 4

  • TEF:

Listening: 145
Reading: 121
Writing: 181
Speaking: 181

  • TCF:

Listening: 331
Reading: 342
Writing: 4
Speaking: 4

How can I apply for the Critical Construction Worker Pilot?

You can apply online by creating your profile on the Nova Scotia Online Services, it is available 24/7 you can apply whenever you are ready.

And you can check this guide to learn more about the new pathway.

In conclusion, the introduction of a new PR pathway for constructors in Nova Scotia has the potential to significantly benefit both the construction industry and the province as a whole. This pathway offers a streamlined process for skilled constructors to obtain permanent residency, recognizing the valuable contributions they make to the local economy and infrastructure development. By attracting and retaining talented constructors, Nova Scotia can foster growth, innovation, and increased job opportunities in the construction sector. Furthermore, this initiative aligns with the province’s goal of addressing labor market needs and promoting economic development. Overall, the new PR pathway for constructors in Nova Scotia represents a progressive step towards building a strong and sustainable construction industry while enriching the province’s cultural diversity and economic prosperity.

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