NS PNP (Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program)

5+

Band in IELTS

3

PROVINCES TO CHOSE

1

JOB OFFER IS MUST

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Through the Nova Scotia PNP, prospective immigrants to Nova Scotia, who have the skills and experience targeted by the province, may be nominated for immigration. Nova Scotia Skilled WorkerStream The Nova Scotia Skilled Worker stream enables Nova Scotia employers to recruit foreign workers and recently graduated international students whose skills are needed in Nova Scotia. If a skilled worker receives a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer, they may be able to submit an application through this stream in order to facilitate their immigration process.
You Must:
Have a full-time, permanent job offer from a Nova Scotian employer;
Have at least one year of work experience related to the job;
Be 21 to 55 years old;
Have a high school diploma;
Have the right training, skills and accreditation for the job;
Score at least a 5 for the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) for English or French if you are a skilled worker; or
Score at least a 4 for the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) for English or French if you are a semi-skilled or low skilled worker; and
Prove you have enough funds to support yourself and your dependents in Nova Scotia. Applicants must have at least CAD$ 13000 approx. and an additional CAD$ 3500 approx. per dependent

Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry

The Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream targets highly skilled individuals who will be able to join and contribute to Nova Scotia’s economy. In order to qualify, candidates must either have a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer, or have work experience in one of Nova Scotia’s in-demand occupations. This program is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration system, enabling successful applicants to receive expedited processing on their immigration applications.

 This program was made for highly skilled workers to apply to work and live in the province with the chance to gain permanent residence later on. There are two sub-categories for this program, called Category A and Category B.

Category A is for applicants with a job offer. Currently, this category is still open.

This program is currently closed

Category B is for applicants who have experience in an opportunity occupation. Please note that this program opens and closes throughout the year, depending on the needs of the province’s labour markets.

For Applications Under Category A, You Must:
Have a profile that is registered with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Express Entry system;
Score at least 67 points based on the six selection factors;
Have a full-time, permanent job offer from a Nova Scotian employer;
Have one year of skilled work experience related to the job;
Have a Canadian high school degree or a foreign degree that meets the same standards;
Show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia; and
Score at least a 7 on the CLB for both French and English

To qualify for a valid job offer in category A, the job offer must:

  • Be made by a legal employer in Nova Scotia;
  • Be for a full-time job, with working hours of at least 30 hours a week;
  • Be offered at least one year after you get permanent residence in Canada;
  • Be for a job that is skill type 0, A or B

Please note that some jobs do not require an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment).

For Applications Under Category B, You Must:
Have a profile that is registered with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Express Entry system;
Score a minimum of 67 points on the six selection factors;
Score at least a 7 on the CLB for English and French for CELPIP and IELTS General Test;
Have one year of skilled work experience in one of the required occupations;
Have a Canadian high school degree or a degree that meets the same standards;
Show you can support yourself and your dependents enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream

The Entrepreneur Stream is made for business owners and managers who are looking to expand their business in Nova Scotia. If you start a business or buy an existing one and continue to actively manage your company for longer than one year, you may be nominated for permanent residence in the province.

To Qualify You Must:
Be 21 years of age or older;
Be interested in living permanently in Nova Scotia, while owning and actively running a business in the province;
Have a net worth of at least $600,000;
Be able to invest at least $150,000 of their own money to establish a business in Nova Scotia
Have at least three years of experience in actively managing and owning a business or five years experience in a senior management position;
Have at least a score of 5 on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, and writing for English or French;
Have completed a diploma from a Canadian high school or have an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA), which is not older than five years;
Complete an Expression of Interest (EOI); and
Receive an Invitation to Apply from the Nova Scotian Office of Immigration
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