Food service workers can now apply to Nova Scotia's Occupations in Demand PNP.
Nova Scotia is now accepting immigration applications from food service workers through its Occupations in Demand stream.
The pandemic hit the restaurant industry hard. As such, Canada has been experiencing labour shortages in food services. Nova Scotia is no exception.
To address the issue, Nova Scotia added three new eligible occupations to its Occupations in Demand immigration stream. They are listed here in order of their National Occupational Classification (NOC) code:
NOC 6513 (Food and beverage servers)
NOC 6711 (Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations)
NOC 6731 (Light duty cleaners)
Employers will be able to hire these workers without needing to do a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Also, the employee will not need to work with the employer for six months before applying to Nova Scotia’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), according to the media release.