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Nova Scotia immigration for Canada PR Visa

Press Release: November 11, 2020

Nova Scotia is located in the maritime region of the country. Being near to the sea, means Nova Scotians have always been closely connected to seas deeply rooted in their culture and history. The province is made up of the Nova Scotia peninsula, Cape Breton Island, and over 3,000 small islands. The easiest way to immigrate to Nova Scotia is via the provincial nomination program of the province – Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Program with a different Canada PR visa process

The Province of Nova Scotia Nomination Program was initiated to nominate skilled immigrants to the province who can assist in the development of the province. There are two ways to get appointed - the first is to apply directly for the provincial appointment to the immigration office of the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI) in the province. Once they are nominated, they have to create an express profile and reflect their nomination on their profile. Second, is first create an express profile and then show an expression of interest (EOI) and select Nova Scotia as the province you want to move into. Once the candidates of Express entry program are nominated they are awarded 600 CRS points. These many points are enough for applicants to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from IRCC and apply for permanent residence in the province.

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Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Program Streams

Following are the immigration streams under Nova Scotia PNP:

  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream

It is the newest provincial nominee program in NS PNP. This stream is specially designed for highly skilled immigrants who have completed post-secondary education and meet all other major labor market requirements in the province candidates who are to apply under this program needs to show their language proficiency in English or French. They have to achieve at least a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in each module. There are two subcategories in this Express Entry program stream. For the first one candidate requires a pre-arranged job offer. For the second, the candidate needs to have at least one-year full-time work experience in the last five years in any of the occupations in-demand in the province.

  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

This category is for those highly skilled immigrants who have worked in the province for a Nova Scotian employer for more than 12 months and wants to become a permanent resident.  The eligibility criteria to apply for this program are as follows:

  1. The age group must be between 21 to 55 years of age.
  2. Must have at least 1 year of full-time work experience within the past 3 years in a highly-skilled trade.
  3. Must have graduated from a Canadian high school or university, or a recognized educational institution abroad (for that Educational Credential Assessment is required).
  4. Must prove their language proficiency respective to the skill sets of the job. (CLB 7 for NOC O and A, and CLB 5 for NOC B).
  5. Must show an intention to live in the province and become economically established in the region. 
  • Skilled Worker Stream

This stream was opened to help the provincial employer recruit and hire foreign workers with limited skills in the province. There are three sub-categories under this stream:

Skilled Workers

For individuals with work experience in NOC level O, A or B categorized occupation. The highest priority is given to the candidates who have applied under this category.

Semi-skilled Workers

For individuals with work experience in NOC level C categorized occupation. All criteria must be met and the candidate must have at least six months’ work experience with an eligible employer in the province.

Low-skilled Workers

For people with work experience in a level D occupation of the NOC. Same as semi-skilled workers, candidates must have work experience of at least six months with an eligible employer of the province.

Eligibility requirements for applying under this program are as follows:

  1. Must provide the legal status of living in Canada.
  2. Age group 21 to 55 years.
  3. Must have a full-time, permanent job offer from an eligible employer of the province.
  4. Must have completed a minimum of high school level.
  5. Must have work experience of at least 1 year.
  6. Must meet the minimum language proficiency. 

Family Business Worker Stream

This stream gives province employer the ability to hire workers that are close relatives.  To be eligible under this stream, immigrants must be related to the family business owner or the family business owner’s spouse in one of several ways. Eligible relationships are Son or Daughter, Brother or Sister, Niece or Nephew, Uncle or aunt, and Grandchild. 

Eligibility requirements for applying under this program:

    1. Legal status in the country of residence.
    2. Must have a full-time job offer from a Nova Scotia business owned by a close family member.
    3. Appropriate work experience for the job.
    4. Must have the intent to settle in the province.
  • International Graduate Stream

This stream is designed to help employers hire and retain recent international graduates from eligible Canadian universities. A full-time, permanent job offer must be guaranteed to the student for the student to be eligible. The student must have graduated no later than two years before the application to be eligible for immigration to the province.

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