International Graduates in Demand



The International Graduates in Demand stream is for recent international graduates whose skills and education match specific National Occupational Classification (NOC) job categories. This stream is currently open to workers in 2 NOC job categories:

       NOC 3413: nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates

       NOC 4214: early childhood educators and assistants




To apply you must:

       have a full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer in a job category listed above that corresponds with your recent field of study;

       be 21 to 55 years old;

       have a high school diploma;

       have met requirements for completing a course of study within three years of your application. The program must have been at least 30 weeks in length. You must have completed at least 50% of the program in Nova Scotia. 

o   If you are applying under NOC 3413, your program must grant a certificate, diploma, or degree.

o   If you are applying under NOC 4214, your program must grant a diploma or a degree.

       have certifications issued by NS regulatory bodies required for the job;

       prove language ability equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 5 even if your first language is English or French;

       show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia.