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Labour Market Classification of Nominees

The Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI) issues nomination certificates to prospective immigrants who meet a labour market need and who will make a contribution to Nova Scotia’s economy. Nominees then apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for a permanent resident visa.

LSI uses the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 to designate which occupational group nominees fall under. The NOC is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. Detailed information on the NOC can be found at

This dataset provides the number of certificates issued annually by NOC Skill Level, NOC Code (4 digits), and Occupational Group:

  • Skill Level corresponds to the type and/or amount of training or education typically required to work in an occupation;

  • The 4-digit NOC code is comprised of 500 occupational groups identified as unit groups;

  • Occupational Groups describe each of the 500 unit groups in plain language terms such as Financial auditors and accountants; Mining engineers; and Audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

The maximum number of certificates that LSI may issue annually through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program is determined by the federal government.

Querying over HTTP

Splitgraph serves as an HTTP API that lets you run SQL queries directly on this data to power Web applications. For example:

curl \
    -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
{"sql": "
    SELECT *
    FROM \"novascotia-ca/labour-market-classification-of-nominees-givj-4y7p\".\"labour_market_classification_of_nominees\"
    LIMIT 100 

See the Splitgraph documentation for more information.

  • labour_market_classification_of_nominees
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