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Nova Scotia PNP | Nova Scotia Immigration 2021

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) offers a permanent residency pathway to skilled foreign immigrants. The NSNP offer various pathways/streams to experienced and talented immigration aspirants to live work and settle permanently in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. However, as an applicant of Nova Scotia PNP, you must have skills and experience, which the province of Nova Scotia is looking. Find below the different NSNP streams:

  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
  • Labour Market Priorities for Physician
  • Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur
  • Skilled Worker
  • Occupations in Demand
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry ‚Äď Closed permanently
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

The NSNP: Labour Market Priorities and Nova Scotia Demand EE stream are two of the most popular streams of NSNP.

Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities

The Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities is one of the most popular streams of Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) that invite, review and nominate the suitable Skilled and talented professionals for Permanent Residence (PR) visa. This stream is associated with Canada’s Federal Express Entry system; hence; you need to have a profile registered in the EE stream to apply for the Labour Market Priorities Stream.

Click here to apply for the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities stream.

How to register for NSNP?

Both NSNP- Labour Market Priorities Stream and Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream are aligned with IRCC’s Express Entry Immigration system. Hence, if you wish to apply for any of these streams, you must register your profile in the Express Entry system of Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under any of its three categories, i.e.

  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
  • Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI) will issue the Letter of Interest (LOI) to the suitable candidates in their Express Entry account. The candidates, who get the LOI from Nova Scotia PNP, need to apply in the relevant NSNP stream for provincial nomination within 30 calendar days.

Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream (Closed)

There are two application pathways to Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream, either you apply directly to Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI), or receive notification in the Express Entry pool from the NSOI.

Note: The NSOI (Nova Scotia Office of Immigration) has permanently closed the Category B and A of the Nova Scotia Demand- Express Entry stream of Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). Click here to apply for the alternate Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities stream. 

Learn more about the eligibility criteria of the Nova Scotia program

There are two categories under the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream:

Category 1: Arranged Employment in Nova Scotia

You have a permanent full-time job proposal from a Nova Scotia employer.

Category 2: Paid Work Experience in an Opportunity Occupation

The candidate must show at least one year of continuous full-time (or 1,560 hours or more) or an equal amount in part-time paid work experience in the last ten years.

Step 1: Meet the minimum provisions

To be eligible for the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream, the demands to face up with the following three minimum requirements.

  • Foreign diploma, certificate or credential and its educational credential equivalency assessment by a pronounced Canadian academic certificate.
  • You will require one year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) paid work experience (in Canada or international) in the last ten years.
  • The minimum language proficiency approach at present CLB 7 in all four language areas abilities (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in either English or French displayed by language test results from an established agency IELTS (General Training Test only); CELPIP (General test only); or TEF.

Step 2: Derive good points under the selection details.

Eligibility and Points requirement to apply in Nova Scotia PNP- Express Entry aligned streams

The eligible candidates need to meet the three minimum requirements for the Nova Scotia Labour market Priorities stream and Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream. You can further determine if the maximum score is 67 points or more out of 100.

The six selection factors are:

 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
 Passing mark: 67 Points

Factor 1: Education (maximum of 25 points)

You must have a completed Canadian secondary or post-secondary educational degree OR a completed foreign educational credential; an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report provided by an organization designated by CIC if your educational credential was acquired outside of Canada.

 Education  Points
 Doctoral (PhD) level  25
 University-level credential at the Master’s level OR an entry-to-practice professional
 Two or more post-secondary program credentials AND at least one of these
credentials for the completion of a post-secondary program of three years or
 Post-secondary program credential of three years or longer  21
 Two-year post-secondary program credential  19
 One-year post-secondary program credential  15
 Secondary school education credential (also called high school)  5
 Less than secondary school  Not eligible

Factor 2: Potential in English and/or French (maximum of 28 points)

Learn more about the Nova Scotia points calculator and occupation list 2020

You will be granted up to 28 points for proficiency in English and/or French. You will get points based on the ability to: listen, speak, read, and write. When you submit your application to NSOI, you must involve results of one of the following language tests:


  • CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (General test only)
  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System (General Training test only)


  • TEF: Test d‚Äô√©valuation de fran√ßais

Language points calculation

 First official
 Speaking  Listening  Reading  Writing
 CLB level 9 or
 6  6  6  6
 CLB level 8 5 5 5 5
 CLB level 7 4 4 4 4
 Below CLB 7  Not eligible to apply
 Note: You can only get four points in total for basic-level skills in your second official language, and only if you have a score of at least CLB 5 in each of the four language abilities.
 Second official language  Points
 At least CLB 5 in all of the four abilities  4
 CLB 4 or less in any of the four abilities  0

Factor 3: Work experience (maximum of 15 points)

Learn more about the IELTS requirements for Nova Scotia in 2020

Your work experience in Canada or international must be:

  • at least one year (1560 hours), full-time or an equal amount in part-time
 Experience   Points
 Less than 1 year  Not eligible
 1 year  9
 2-3 years  12
 4-5 years  15

Factor 4: Age (maximum of 12 points)

You will perhaps attain the points for your age on the date your complete application to NSOI is received and application for permanent residence to CIC.

 Age  Points
 Under 18 years  Not eligible
 18-35 years  12
 36 years  11
 37 years  10
 38 years  9
 39 years  8
 40 years  7
 41 years  6
 42 years  5
 43 years  4
 44 years  3
 45 years  2
 46 years  1
 47 years or older  0

Factor 5: Arranged Employment in Nova Scotia (maximum of 10 points)  

Factor 6: Adaptability (maximum of 10 points)

Step 3: Minimum Funds Specifications

You need to reveal the adequate amount of funds to successfully initiating with family in Nova Scotia and to pay the immigration costs and travel expenses if they apply at the time of application to NSOI and your application for permanent residency to CIC.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Express Entry System:-

  1. If you are not already registered in the Express Entry System and NSOI would nominate you, within 10 days of NSOI’s email, complete an online Express Entry profile. If you are already in the Express Entry pool and following assessment NSOI would like to nominate you, NSOI will nominate you in the Express Entry system and you will need to accept the nomination within the Express Entry system.
  2. Invitation to Apply for permanent residence by CIC

Following acceptance of the nomination with the Express Entry system, you will receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence by CIC. You will have 60 days to submit an electronic application for permanent residence.

  1. Issuance of permanent resident visa

If approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, you, your spouse, and dependents will be issued a Confirmation of Permanent Residence.

  1.  Provide contact information to the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration

When you are granted permanent residence, you must contact the NSOI within 30 days of your arrival in Nova Scotia.

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