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Nova Scotia issued record number of Nominations Last year- Get your file ready for NSNP intake in 2018

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 16, Jan 2018

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Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) - the key Canadian Provincial Nomine Program has issued a record number of nominations to the candidates for Canadian Permanent Residency. A huge number of people obtained Canadian PR through the help of nomination from Nova Scotia- a key Atlantic province of Canada. The NSNP is quite popular Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of Nova Scotia province in Canada.

Record Nominations by Nova Scotia in 2017

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) nominated record 1,400 applicants through its various streams. A major chunk of nominations issued under Nova Scotia Demand- Express Entry (Category B). This is largely popular stream among the nomination applicants, that opens a few times every year and gets quickly capped as well in view of the massive competition among the applicants.

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The applicants of Express Entry (category B) stream is based on first come first served basis. The applicants also don’t need the employment offer to apply in this key stream of Nova Scotia Nominee Program. However, the applicants need to register their profile in federal express entry system and also need to have the experience (minimum one year) in any of the opportunity occupations of Nova Scotia.

AIPP Quota

Being an Atlantic province, Nova Scotia also welcomed 200 immigrants through AIPP (Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program). Nova Scotia is participating member in AIPP along with the other Canadian provinces, i.e. New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The Nova Scotia overall accepted over 4,000 people in the year 2017, though the number of was less compared to the total number of immigrants accepted last year (5,550) including refugees (1500) as well.

Key PNPs are in pipeline for their first intake in 2018

There are several Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) of Canada, which are all set to launch their first application intake of the year, including,

  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP), etc.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) launched its first application intake of the year on January 11, 2018. It was for Express Entry aligned stream, it will soon launch its intake for other streams as well. Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) is also a key immigration program of Canada that belongs to Canadian province Quebec. It is also expected to launch its first intake of the year in first quarter of 2018.

If you want to apply in any of the above immigration programs to get Canada PR with the help of Certified Canada migration expert, you may call Visas Avenue immigration expert on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to



Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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