Nova Scotia

Nominee Program (NSNP)

Nova Scotia

  • Canada’s ocean city and home to nearly 1 million people. Nova Scotia’s largest city and capital Halifax is home to over 400,000 people. Halifax is also known as Canada’s ocean city.
  • Province with a perfect balance between the city and a beautiful natural environment

Benefits of living in Nova Scotia

  • Key Industries – Service, Manufacturing, and Mining
  • Tourist attraction
  • Average family income = $72,270
  • Multi-cultural and Diverse. The Government is committed to maintaining a workforce that is diverse and free of discrimination
  • Affordable living – The average home prices in Halifax are well below the national average.
  • Moderate weather all year long

Education

  • Free schooling from kindergarten to Grade 12
  • Education options available both in English and French
  • Full range of programs available through 11 Universities and 13 Colleges (CanadaVisa.com)
  • High employment rates after graduation
  • 55 Designated Trades (Apprenticeship Programs)

There are five immigration streams under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP):

Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry

For high skilled workers with a post-secondary education and relevant experience.

Applicants are selected using the federal government’s Express Entry immigration selection system.

  • Category A: Arranged Employment in Nova Scotia
    The applicant is required to have a job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia along with a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
  • Category B: Paid work experience in an opportunity occupation.
    The applicant is required to have at least one full year of continuous relevant work experience.
    OR
    An equal amount in part-time paid work experience in the last six years.

Selection Factors:

  • Education
  • Language Ability (English and/or French)
  • Age
  • Work experience
  • Adaptability
  • Employment offers in Nova Scotia

Applicants need at least 67 out of 100 points on the points grid.

To find out more about the Nova Scotia Express Entry program, call us today for a free consultation with one of our professional advisors

Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

For high skilled workers with a post-secondary education and relevant work experience (at least 1 year) from an employer in Nova Scotia. Provides high skilled workers with a pathway to Canadian permanent residence.

Applicants must be eligible to enter the Federal Express Entry pool.

There are three federal economic immigration programs:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker
  2. Federal Skilled Trades
  3. Canadian Experience Class

Skilled Worker Stream

For individuals working in skilled, semi-skilled and low-skilled occupations with a job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia. 

There are three categories:

  1. Skilled Workers
  2. Semi-Skilled Workers
  3. Low-Skilled Workers

General Applicant Requirements:

  • You must intend to live and work in Nova Scotia.
  • You must have a legal status in the country you currently reside. (Canada or outside Canada)
  • At the time of the application, you must be in between ages of 21 and 55
  • You must have a permanent full-time job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia
  • You must at least be a high school graduate (Grade 12)
  • Meet the language requirements
  • If applicable, you must be experienced, trained and/or be licensed to perform the job in Canada.
  • You must have the financial resources in order to provide for yourself and cover the costs of settling and moving to Nova Scotia.

Entrepreneur

Designed for individuals who wish to start or acquire a business in Nova Scotia. This is a temporary to Canadian permanent residence program.

You must be living in Nova Scotia and be operating a business for at least one continuous year before being nominated for Canadian permanent residence.

To find out more about Nova Scotia’s Immigration Stream, call us today for a free consultation with one of our professional advisors.

International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

For graduates who intend to permanently settle in Nova Scotia. You must have completed at least two years of full-time post-secondary education from an eligible Nova Scotia university or college. You must also have operated your own business in Nova Scotia for a year.

General Requirements:

  • You must be at least 21 years of age
  • You must have a valid Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) at the time of application
  • Intend to permanently settle in Nova Scotia
  • Meet the language requirements
  • Must have lived and completed at least a two-year full-time post-secondary degree/diploma from an eligible institution in Nova Scotia.
  • Have 100% equity in an eligible business.

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