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:
The NSNP: Labour Market Priorities and Nova Scotia Demand EE stream are two of the most popular streams of NSNP.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Step 2: Derive good points under the selection details.
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:
|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|
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.
|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|
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:
| First official
| CLB level 9 or
|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|
Learn more about the IELTS requirements for Nova Scotia in 2020
Your work experience in Canada or international must be:
|Less than 1 year||Not eligible|
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.
|Under 18 years||Not eligible|
|47 years or older||0|
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:-
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.
If approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, you, your spouse, and dependents will be issued a Confirmation of Permanent Residence.
When you are granted permanent residence, you must contact the NSOI within 30 days of your arrival in Nova Scotia.
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