Immigrate to Nova Scotia, Canada as a Cook
February 9, 2021
The benefit of being the most friendly and welcoming nation in the world is that all the amazing people we welcome to Canada every year bring their own rich and unique cultures with them, and what is the best thing about different cultures? Different foods! We love to eat out here in Canada, and the more diversity the better. For just that reason there are take-aways, restaurants, diners, cafes and eateries offering dishes from all over the world, aside from our own Canadian favourites. For all this we need cooks, and lots of them! If you are on the hunt for a job in Canada, you couldn’t go wrong as a cook. From cities to small towns, Vancouver to Yellowknife to Toronto to Halifax, cook positions are aplenty. Cooks are highly in demand in Canada. Further, there is a pathway to permanent residency, an easy one, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.
The Atlantic Immigration PilotThe Atlantic Immigration Pilot was created with the intention of filling the gaps in Nova Scotia’s labour market. There are three more Atlantic provinces also participating in the pilot; New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador and Prince Edward Island. There are many positions available for Cooks and Chefs in these provinces too but not as much as in Nova Scotia. To be eligible for permanent residency in Nova Scotia through the AIP, you will need to meet the following requirements:
- Get a valid job offer from a designated employer. Your job offer must be accompanied by a copy of the employers Letter of Designation, if they don’t have one, ask them about getting designated.
- You must have at least one year’s experience as a cook or chef;
- The equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma, you will need to have an Education Credential Assessment done to verify your credentials;
- You must pass a Canadian Language Benchmark test, this will show you can communicate effectively to function in your kitchen and Canadian society; and
- You must be able to show you have enough funds to make the transition and settle in Nova Scotia.