Nova Scotia

The NSNP accepts applications from skilled immigrants and allows their family to work & pave way to achieve Canadian PR.

Category

  • Nova Scotia Demand Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Experience Express Entry
  • Skilled Worker
  • Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur

Nova Scotia Demand Express Entry

Requirement

  • Must have educational diploma/certificate with its assessment done.
  • Minimum1 year of work experience paid for full time or part-time of 6 years that equals NOC skill (O, A or B).
  • Language proficiency score of 7 CLB.
  • Need score of 67 out of 100 points.

Nova Scotia Experience Express Entry

Applicants must qualify to enter federal Express Entry pool of following 3 immigration programs.

  • Federal Skilled Worker
  • Federal Skilled Tradesman
  • Canadian Experience Class

Requirement

  • Must be aged between 22 – 55 years.
  • Minimum1 year of work experience paid for full time or part-time of 6 years that equals NOC skill (O, A or B).
  • Valid Nova Scotia works permit.
  • Completed secondary or post-secondary education. If pursued outside Canada then credential must be from recognized institution/authority.
  • Provide language proficiency good score skills in English/French.
  • Must have submitted application for Express Entry pool.
  • Intention to work & settle in Nova Scotia.

 

Nova Scotia Skilled Worker Program

Here foreign skilled, semi-skilled & low-skilled applicants can apply under following experience.

  • Highly skilled work experience that falls in level O, A or B.
  • Semi-skilled applicant that falls in NOC ‘C’ category with 6 months of experience from a Nova Scotia employer.
  • Low skilled applicant that fall in NOC level D and have expected to work with Nova Scotia employer for minimum 6 months.

Requirement

  • Applicant age between 21 – 55 years.
  • Must submit proof of legal status of Nova Scotia. If applicant is outside Canada, then must legal status of resident country.
  • Submit job offer letter from Nova Scotia employer.
  • Completed high school level education.
  • Must have training and licensing certifications as the job demands.
  • Language proficiency score of CLB-5 or more in English/French.
  • Show intention to work & settle here.
  • Proof of funds.
  • Employer must be PR from Nova Scotia & worked in Nova Scotia for minimum 6 months
  • Employer must offer fulltime permanent job with salary/ benefits as per provincial employment standards/wage rates.
  • Employer must have work history of good practices complying with all laws & regulations.

 

Entrepreneur Stream

This is for individuals who want to invest and establish themselves in Nova Scotia. Experienced applicants are provided 1 year work permit to promote their business activities via Expression of Interest (EOI).

Requirement

  • Applicant age must be minimum 21 years.
  • Minimum fund $600,000 CAD in business & personal assets.
  • Minimum capital investment of $ 50,000 CAD to start their venture.
  • Language score CLB 5.0 in English/French.
  • Educated from Canadian High School or equivalent qualification from recognized institution /authority.
  • State the intention of living in Nova Scotia.
  • Business entrepreneur must have min. 33.33% business share with regular participation in day to day management activities.
  • Business must be profit oriented like sale of goods/services.
  • Must have 1 fulltime recruit of Canada or permanent resident directly involved in business.
  • Business must comply with existing provincial pay standards.

 

International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

This category is for international graduates who intend to settle permanently in Nova Scotia while owning/managing business on basis of their EOI.

Requirement

  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • Applicants with completed post-secondary 2 years Diploma at Nova Scotia University/Community College.
  • Experience of operating a business for a year before submitting EOI.
  • Proficient in English/French with score of CLB 7.0.
  • Have total equity in business with participation in day to day business affairs.
  • Business must comply with Low Income Cut off (LICO) compensatory measure.
  • Business must be profit oriented like sale of goods/services.
  • Must contribute to economic development of Nova Scotia.
  • Able to employ 1 full time Canadian citizen or permanent resident directly involved in business.
  • State the interest to work/settle in Nova Scotia.