Nova Scotia is the smallest Canadian Province and includes the peninsula, Cape Breton, and over 3,000 small islands. It’s known for its delicious cuisine and coastal beauty. The capital of Nova Scotia, Halifax is popular for its culture and arts, and high standard of living.
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) is the Provincial Nominee program of Nova Scotia. It attracts the prospective immigrants with experience and skills to receive the provincial nomination certificate by Nova Scotia which fastens the immigration process.
NSNP is classified under the below streams:
Financial Auditors and Accountants
Other Financial Officers
Professional Occupations in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
Accounting Technicians and Bookkeepers
Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses
Licensed Practical Nurses
College and Other Vocational Instructors
Paralegal and Related,Occupations
Social and Community Service Workers
Nova Scotia uses the Express Entry Stream of the Federal government to select the candidates for Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry Stream. This stream provides the pathway to Canada Permanent Residency to the high-skilled applicants with work experience of at least 1 year from an employer of Nova Scotia.
Candidates must be eligible to enter the federal Express Entry Pool through one among the three federal economic categories below:
This stream allows Nova Scotia to select the express entry candidates who meet the specified labor market needs in Nova Scotia. The specified occupations and needs vary as per the rounds. Candidates must have a valid express entry profile under one of the following federal economic categories:
Candidates will get an additional 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score on receiving a provincial nomination certificate from Nova Scotia.
The Skilled Worker Stream accepts applications from the applicants who have a job offer received from the Nova Scotia employer. The workers in semi-skilled, low-skilled, and semi-skilled occupations might apply for this stream. This stream helps Nova Scotia to recruit international graduates and foreign workers who have the skills that are in limited supply in Nova Scotia. It particularly targets the international graduate students.
Skilled Worker Stream is classified into three different categories. Each has their individual eligibility criteria. Here are the categories:
Skilled Workers: Skilled Workers category is for the individuals who have experience in an occupation with NOC level 0. A, or B, also Called as the Skilled Occupations.
Semi-Skilled Workers: This is for the individuals who have experience in occupations with NOC level C, also known as the Semi-Skilled Occupations. Applications will be considered if the applicant has a work experience of at least 6 months from an employer in Nova Scotia who will be supporting the visa application for Canada PR, with all other criteria being met.
The Semi-Skilled workers will get the priority whose employers:
Low-Skilled Workers: This category is for the applicants who have experience in an occupation with NOC level D, also called as unskilled occupations. Applications will be considered if the applicant has a work experience for at least 6 months from an employer in Nova Scotia who is supporting the applicant for Canada PR, with all other eligibility criteria being met.
The Low-Skilled workers will get the priority whose employers:
All applicants must meet the below eligibility requirements regardless of their work experience:
The employers sponsoring the applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements: