Moving to Canada is easier than ever - since the introduction of the Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs. The PNP allows provinces to tailor their immigration programs to suit the individual needs of the province. For Nova Scotia, this need includes physicians. They have developed the Physician Stream to encourage physicians with the necessary skills and experience to immigrate to Canada.
Who is Eligible?
The Physician Stream is only open to general practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112) and specialist physicians (NOC 311) with signed approved opportunities with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. In addition to this, there exists a general list of eligibility criteria that most applicants will be subject to when trying to move to Canada. This list includes but is not limited to age, level of education, occupation, level of experience in a designated occupation, language proficiency in both English and French, as well as the ability to adapt to life in Canada following immigration.
Benefits of Living and Working in Canada
Many people move to Canada for a better quality of life, and now that you know that there are job opportunities for physicians, let's unpack some of the other positives about moving to the home of the maple leaf.
Free Education and Healthcare
Education is subsidized by the government right through to the end secondary school. In addition, Canada is home to 4 of the top 10 universities in the world. For parents, it is reassuring to know that as a permanent resident in Canada their education will be free until secondary school and that they will have access to world-class tertiary institutions once they are ready to pursue a university education.
In Canada, citizens have access to free healthcare, and for those under the age of 25, this includes over the counter and prescription medication. It is one of the most reassuring things to know that when you move to a new country that your health is valued by the government.
Superb Quality of Life
Aside from having one of the highest minimum wages in the world and a great number of employment opportunities, Canada also has a superb quality of life. It is culturally rich and has fostered a society that embraces immigrants. Canada has very safe and efficient transport systems and endless things to do and see.
How We Can Help You to Move to Canada as a Physician
With the help of our qualified and experienced RCIC’s at MDC, your application to move to Canada will be in the most capable hands. Our representatives will walk you through every step of the process to help you achieve your dream of moving to Canada. Take the first step today.