NOVA SCOTIA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM

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Are you a skilled worker from outside Canada who wants to settle in Nova Scotia and looking for an immigration option?

Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSNP) might be the immigration program for permanent residency that you have been looking for.

Work with an experienced immigration consultant in Canada who can help you with your immigration needs and can assist you in applying for NSNP.

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NOVA SCOTIA PROVINCIAL NOMINEE PROGRAM – NSNP

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The Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program aims to welcome immigrants from outside Canada who have the skills and experience that Nova Scotia is looking for.

Other than that, Nova Scotia offers several immigration stream categories under NSNP depending on the purpose of your immigration

Nova Scotia’s labour market benefits from its own Provincial Nominee Program as it selects skilled foreign workers, entrepreneurs, and international students whose skills and experiences fit its labour market needs.

Here are the stream categories of the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program:

  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
  • Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur
  • International Graduates in Demand
  • Occupations in Demand

Our Process for Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program

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STEP 1 - BOOK A CONSULTATION

Book a Consultation to check if you are eligible for Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program & Permanent Residency. Get a strategy for your application before proceeding.

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STEP 2 - RETAIN OUR SERVICES

Sign a Retainer Agreement only if you qualify for the program, we have discussed a strategy, and have a clear pathway for your immigration application.

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STEP 3 - COMPLETE APPLICATION ​

Once we have signed the Retainer Agreement we work on your application for both Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program as well as Permanent Residency

We have created a risk-free process for you so that you can first check your eligibility and only apply once you have a clear pathway and know that you are eligible. Get started today by booking a 45-minute consultation with an RCIC.

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NOVA SCOTIA EXPERIENCE: EXPRESS ENTRY

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Through this stream, Nova Scotia welcomes highly skilled immigrants who want to settle in Nova Scotia permanently.

To be eligible for this category, you must be able to meet the following criteria:

  • 1 year of work experience in Nova Scotia
  • Age ranges from 21 to 55 years old
  • Canadian high school credential or equivalent
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Level 7 for NOC 0 and A, while Level 5 for NOC B occupations
  • A registered profile for the Express Entry system

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities

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This category aims to welcome immigrants who applied for the federal Express Entry system and meet the needs of the labour market of the province of Nova Scotia.

You must have the following to be eligible for this category:

  • Letter of Interest from NSNP under Express Entry system
  • Submitted application within 30 days from the date you received the letter of interest
  • Work experience requirements for the job that you have applied for
  • Sufficient funds to support your family and pay for your immigration and travel expenses in Nova Scotia
  • Legal status in the country of residence
  • Valid Express Entry number

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

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Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program

ENTREPRENEUR

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The entrepreneur stream of NSNP aims to welcome experiences business owners and senior managers who want to settle permanently in Nova Scotia. Business owners must start or purchase an existing business in Nova Scotia. Meanwhile, senior business managers must be participating in the business operations in Nova Scotia actively. They can be nominated for permanent residency after a year of establishing their business in Nova Scotia.

Entrepreneurs must meet the following criteria to be eligible for this category:

  • Age must be at least 21 years old
  • Living in Nova Scotia while managing the business actively
  • Net worth of at least $600,000 CAD
  • Investment of at least $150,000 CAD from your own money to start a business in Nova Scotia
  • Work experience of at least 3 years in managing and owning a business for business owners
  • Work experience of at least 5 years in a senior management role for senior managers
  • Level 5 Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in speaking, writing, reading, and listening
  • Complete online application of Expression of Interest
  • Invitation to apply (ITA) from Nova Scotia Office of Immigration

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

International Graduate Entrepreneur​

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International graduates who recently graduated from the universities of Nova Scotia are the targeted applicants for this category. Those who have established or purchased an existing business in Nova Scotia and operated it for at least a year are eligible to apply for this category. Thus, they can be nominated for permanent residency as long as they intend to settle in the province.

Eligibility criteria that you need to meet to be eligible to apply for this category:

  • Manage the operations of your business actively also while living in Nova Scotia
  • Worn experience of at least 1 year in business management of own business in Nova Scotia
  • Own at least 33.33% of the business
  • Degree or diploma after you studied at least 2 academic years (full-time and in-person) in one of the universities of Nova Scotia
  • Valid post-graduate work permit
  • Score of Level 7 in Canadian Language Benchmark of both English and French in speaking, writing, reading, and listening
  • Completed online Expression of Interest application
  • Invitation to apply (ITA) from the Office of Immigration of Nova Scotia

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

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INTERNATIONAL GRADUATES IN DEMAND

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Recent international graduates of Nova Scotia wherein their skills and experiences match a certain job category of National Occupation Classification (NOC) are eligible to apply for this category. Hence, this category is only currently open to international students whose skills and experience match the job categories of NOC 2, such as:

  • NOC 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
  • NOC 4214 – Early childhood educators and assistants

You may be eligible to apply for this category if you have the following:

  • Full-time and permanent job offer from an employer from Nova Scotia
  • Your age ranges from 21 to 55 years old
  • High school diploma
  • Complete course study requirements within 3 years after your application
  • Certificate required for the job that is issued by the NS regulatory bodies
  • Language ability that is equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 5 in either English or French
  • Financial resources that are sufficient to support you and/or your family in settling down in Nova Scotia

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

Skilled Worker

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Nova Scotia aims to help employers to hire skilled foreign workers and international students who recently graduated in Nova Scotia and whose expertise is needed by the province. However, employers from Nova Scotia can only hire skilled foreign workers and international students only if they weren’t able to fill the position with either citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

You can apply for this category if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Receive a job offer that is full-time and permanent from an employer in Nova Scotia
  • Have at least 1 year of work experience related to the job offer
  • Must be between 21 to 55 years old
  • Obtain a high school diploma
  • Undergone appropriate training, accreditation for the job, as well as the skills
  • Showcase that your language ability is equal to Canadian Language Benchmark Level 5
  • Prove that you are financially capable to settle in Nova Scotia

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

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Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program

OCCUPATIONS IN DEMAND

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Occupations under the job categories of National Occupation Classification (NOC) C and D are in demand in the labour market of Nova Scotia. With that, foreign workers whose skills and experiences fall under these NOC categories may be eligible to apply. Meanwhile, the targeted occupations for Nova Scotia change depending on the demand in the labour market.

Here are the current in-demand occupations in Nova Scotia:

  • NOC 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
  • NOC 6513 – Food and beverage servers
  • NOC 6711 – Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, and related support occupations
  • NOC 6731 – Light duty cleaners
  • NOC 7511 – Transport truck drivers
  • NOC 7521 – Heavy equipment operators (except crane)
  • NOC 7611 – Construction trades helpers and labourers

In order to be eligible for this category, you must have the following criteria:

  • Job offer from the following jobs mentioned above that is full-time and permanent from an employer in Nova Scotia
  • Related work experience on the job offer that you received of at least 1 year
  • Age between 21 to 55 years old
  • Diploma from completing high school
  • Appropriate skills, training, and job accreditation
  • CLB Level 4 of language ability in English or French
  • Capacity to settle in Nova Scotia

Note: Each Category has different requirements. You can contact us to understand which category works best for you since our website may not give full details about the category.

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