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Nova Scotia Nominee Program Points Calculator and Occupation List - 2021

What is NSNP?

If you wish to live and work in Nova Scotia Province of Canada permanently, you need to apply in the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). The interested applicants who have skills and experience to integrate into beautiful Nova Scotia, apply in the Nova Scotia Nominee Program and acquire the nomination for Canadian permanent residency from Nova Scotia government.

Key NSNP streams 

Here are vital streams under Nova Scotia Nominee Program:

  • Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur
  • Skilled Worker
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry (Closed)
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

You need to choose and apply for the most relevant stream to apply for Nova Scotia nomination for Canadian PR.

Skilled Worker Stream

This stream is for skilled workers with a permanent employment offer from Nova Scotia. The stream has three key subcategories, i.e.

  • Skilled Workers
  • Low-Skilled Workers.
  • Semi-Skilled Workers

Entrepreneur Stream of NSNP?

This particular stream has the business managers or business owners willing to begin or purchase in the province of Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Experience- Express Entry Stream of NSNP?

This stream is for those highly skilled workers, who have already worked for an employer in Nova Scotia for at least one year, and now they seek permanent residency in the province. However, the applicant must be eligible to qualify in any of the three streams of Federal Express Entry System, i.e. Federal skilled worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades, and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and enter in the EE pool of candidates.

Nova Scotia Demand- Express Entry Stream (Closed)

The provincial government of Nova Scotia has permanently closed the Category B of the Nova Scotia Demand- Express Entry stream of Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), also, Category A of this stream will be closed permanently at noon Jan. 4, 2021.

NSNP Processing Time

The processing time of selected applications can be three months or even more depending on the stream, visa category, etc. you have chosen. Within six months of receipt of the provincial nomination, an applicant must submit an application for Canadian PR to IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

Note: The processing time varies based on the validity and accuracy of individual applications and documents. Some applications may take longer than estimated processing time if NSNP is waiting for additional documents or a procedural fairness letter reply.

Eligibility requirements to apply NSNP

The eligibility criteria depend on the immigration stream etc. you have chosen to apply in NSNP.

However, the essential eligibility requirements to apply under popular Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities stream are as follows. The people applying for this stream need to meet the following criteria:

  • Get an LOI (Letter of Interest) from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) within the Express Entry system;
  • submit your application within thirty calendar days from the receiving date, of LOI
  • Fulfil the minimum work experience requirements of the Express Entry stream for which you have qualified;
  • Show enough funds to successfully establish yourself and your family in the province of Nova Scotia and to pay your immigration costs and travel expenses;
  • have legal status in your present country of residence;
  • Fulfil eligibility requirements in place at the time you are issued an LOI; and
  • Have a valid Express Entry number and meet all IRCC parameters for the Express Entry pool.

Nova Scotia PNP Occupation list 2021

The Occupations in Demand stream of Nova Scotia PNP focuses on specific NOC C, intermediate-skilled occupations in high labour market demand in the province of Nova Scotia. The province's immigration department classifies occupations in demand based on labour market information, and eligible occupations are subject to change periodically.

As of now, the OID (Occupations in Demand) stream of Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) is for the candidates, who have a permanent, full-time employment offer from a Nova Scotia employer for a job in one of these two categories:

  • NOC 3413: nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
  • NOC 7511: transport truck drivers

Note: The above occupation categories are subject to change as per the change in Nova Scotia's labour market demand. An up-to-date list of in-demand occupations is available on Visas Avenue website.

NSNP Documents Requirement 2021

Here are vital documents to apply NSNP:

  • IELTS Test result for English language proficiency of an approved French language test
  • ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) from WES or any other relevant assessing authority.
  • Other necessary documents required by the relevant NSNP stream 

Nova Scotia PNP Points Calculator 2021

The Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities stream is quite a popular stream in NSNP. The selection for this stream is happens based on some key profile factors, i.e. age, education, work experience, etc.

Selection factor Points
Education Maximum 25 points
Ability in English and/or French Maximum 28 points
Work experience Maximum 15 points
Age Maximum 12 points
Arranged employment in Nova Scotia Maximum 10 points
Adaptability Maximum 10 points
Total Maximum 100 points
Pass mark: 67 Points

How to apply in NSNP?

If you wish to apply in the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) or any other relevant PNP to obtain Canadian Permanent Residency this year, you may contact certified Canadian Immigration expert at Visas Avenue Immigration.

Visas Avenue is a top and registered Visa and Immigration Documentation Consultancy Service for Canada immigration process. You may contact Visas Avenue immigration expert on Visas Avenue Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777.

Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, get a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.

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