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Canadian Province is making it easy for Doctors to Immigrate

Never before has it been easier for doctors to immigrate to Canada than it is now.

Canadian Province Is Making It Easy For Doctors To Immigrate

The country’s beautiful Eastern coastal city, of which Halifax is the capital, is desperately seeking general practitioners, family physicians, and specialist physicians. As such the province has created a new immigration stream to facilitate fast and easy immigration for qualifying candidates.


The new Physician Stream is only open to general practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112) and specialist physicians (NOC 3111) with a job offer approved by either the Nova Scotia Health Authority or the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre (IWK), which is based in the province’s capital city, Halifax.

The stream is designed to expedite the immigration process for physicians by reducing the amount of paperwork involved. To this end, the Nova Scotia’s immigrant nominee program, the NSNP, says it will rely on credential assessments performed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia in a bid to eliminate duplication.

Obtaining a medical license in another country means could be a complicated and daunting administrative process but the new immigration program has made the process much simpler and shorter. It is however still in the applicant’s best interest to employ the services of an experienced Canadian Immigration Consultant as it is very likely that competition will be fierce and applicants should not waste time with incorrect or incomplete applications.

In response to the announcement Dr. Lynne Harrigan, vice-president of medicine and integrated health with the NSHA, said the recruitment of foreign physicians is essential.


“We are operating in a competitive environment across Canada and internationally,” Harrigan said. “This stream provides our province a much-needed advantage.”

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