Changes to Provincial Immigration Nominee Program

first_imgThe province is strengthening the Nova Scotia Nominee Program. A new Regional Labour Market Demand stream will help attract immigrants with the right skills to meet Nova Scotia’s labour needs. “Immigration will be critical to Nova Scotia’s future growth and success, and that’s why government has placed such a high priority on it,” said Immigration Minister Lena Diab. “The new Regional Labour Market Demand stream will focus on attracting immigrants who are ready, willing and able to work where they are needed most.” Through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program, the province can nominate potential immigrants. The federal government sets the number of immigrants the province can nominate and makes the final decision on whether they can become permanent Canadian residents. Under the new Regional Labour Market Demand stream, applicants will be assessed based on experience, education and language abilities, and ability to work in Nova Scotia’s most in-demand occupations. “I will continue to work with the federal government to ensure the nominee program meets Nova Scotia’s needs,” said Ms. Diab. “The federal government is an important partner in maximizing our potential to bring new immigrants to Nova Scotia through all possible immigration pathways.” The Regional Labour Market Demand stream will replace the Community Identified stream. The federal government directed all provinces and territories to close non-economic immigration categories, such as the Community Identified stream, which was primarily focused on community connections. Complete applications through the Community Identified stream will be accepted until March 6. Applications already submitted will continue to be processed. More information on the Nova Scotia Nominee Program is available at www.novascotiaimmigration.ca .last_img read more

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Prisoners without pudding after equipment malfunction causes 1000 icecreams to melt

Spice is regularly smoked through vapes as an alternative to tobacco (banned since March 2018). Drugs dogs regularly detect Spice impregnated in letters posted in.Violence had increased by over 50 per cent since 2017. Officers and prisoners were frequently assaulted: in March 2019 four officers and around 40 prisoners were assaulted each week.A Prison Service spokeswoman said a new management team had made “significant improvements” since the inspection, including a new drugs strategy combining more cell searches with better addiction treatment, more money to refurbish cells, and action on violence. Prisoners at one of UK’s most rundown jails have been left without hot puddings and ice cream after equipment broke.Two big kitchen mixers have been broken for two years at Pentonville which meant there were no hot puddings for inmates,  says the jail’s Independent Monitoring Board report. And 1,000 tubs of ice cream melted when two freezers at Pentonville prison broke in NovemberThe report painted a stark picture of an ageing and poorly maintained prison fabric. After an escape and murder at Pentonville prison in 2016, 800 cells needed either window or grille replaced but only 480 had been completed by March 2019Heating failure in some areas of Pentonville prison for days at a time, while infestations of vermin, masses of cockroaches, and fleas or pigeon mites in an industrial cleaning workshop.Staff corruption resulted in several arrests for trafficking contraband but a Victorian era main gate made it impossible to install a full body scanner. Nor was there space for all staff to have a locker to store their belongings, said the report.Improvised weapons are found on an almost daily basis. Mobile phones from the tiniest Zanco brand to a regular sized smart phone are routinely found, smuggled in by prisoners, their visitors or staff. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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