CBC News: Now recruiting – Nova Scotia starts testing foreign-trained family doctors

By Carolyn Ray, CBC News, 8 February 2019.
Nova Scotia has reopened its doors to family physicians trained in other countries in a move that could help cut down on the province’s lengthy wait list for a doctor. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has begun to screen applications for a long-awaited program that will allow foreign-trained doctors to prove they possess the clinical skills and knowledge to work in the province.

“I’m excited,” said Dr. Fiona Bergin, clinical director of the Nova Scotia Practice Ready Assessment Program, which is being run by Dalhousie University in Halifax.

“I’m very hopeful that we’ll be able to contribute to the need for family physicians in the province.”

Prospects of Internationally Educated Engineers In Canada

By:  Pushpendra Singh, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (An aspiring Professional Engineer) for Engineers Nova Scotia’s publication The Engineer, Fall 2018 edition Internationally Educated Engineers (IEE) are professionals who have migrated from different countries to Canada in search of better opportunities, lifestyle and a work-life balance. It also gives opportunities to implement the latest … Read more

Halifax rally celebrates and supports refugees

By Taryn Grant, For StarMetro Halifax. Sat., June 16, 2018 HALIFAX—In a show of solidarity, about 500 people marched along busy Halifax streets Saturday afternoon, chanting “Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here!” The Walk with Refugees — hosted by the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), the Halifax … Read more

Syrian refugee family reflects on first two years in Halifax

In many ways, the Al Saieds fit the mould of an average Halifax family. They drive a Toyota. The father, Mohamad, works in construction. His wife, Rouida, works as a cleaner for their condo complex. The kids are in school, with big dreams: 16-year-old Hana wants to be a police officer, journalist and a nurse. To this idea, her older brother Khaled, 20, smiles lovingly. He’s hoping to attend school to become a pilot in the fall.

Immigration numbers growing under pilot

Interest in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program in Nova Scotia has more than doubled in the past six months. According to data provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Immigration, as of April 30 the province had designated 406 employers and endorsed 448 candidates through the pilot program since it launched in March 2017. So far in 2018, 247 new candidates have been endorsed.