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Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program

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Nova Scotia is a well known Canadian province with a large community of immigrants who come from different parts of the world and contribute to the growth of its economy. This province primarily targets the individuals from service sector through its Provincial Nominee program, known as Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee program. It is immigrant friendly program and offers multiple categories and sub categories to manage the immigration applications.

What is the Nova Scotia Nominee Program process 2020?

Nova Scotia
PNP Process

Like other Canadian provinces, Nova Scotia which belongs to Canada’s Atlantic region operates its PNP for international applicants who wish to stay and work in the province. It has multiple immigration streams to ease the arrival of right prospects in the province to fill up skill gaps within the growing sectors in the province’s market. It also invites Express entry candidates for a provincial nomination, and selected candidates receive additional points in their overall CRS score which enhance their chances of getting Invitation to apply to Canada PR through IRCC.

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What are the different NSNP categories?

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) offers numbers of streams to invite a large number of skilled professionals from all walks of life so that all the sectors in the province get developed and generate high revenues. The following is the list of categories of NSNP program which include:

Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry

As the name implies, it is the Express-entry linked immigration program and welcomes only those immigration entries whose job profiles are presently in-demand in the province. It aims at meeting the shortage of workforce in the market as well as to help the skilled workers in getting employment simultaneously.

Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

Application to this category requires the Express entry profile of the candidate as well as a minimum of one year of working experience in a highly qualified job profile in the province

Skilled worker Stream

Through this immigration stream, governing authorities issue invitations to skilled foreign workers who don’t have a job offer; however, are good at work and likely to get employment there easily based on skills set


This stream is open for entrepreneurs who willingly want to establish their business in the province. So if you are interested in setting up your business there, then only apply to this category

International graduate entrepreneur system

This stream targets candidate who has recently completed their graduation from college and university of Nova Scotia


This stream helps in the immigration of skilled medical practitioners, specialists, family physicians and more from overseas countries on fulfilling the eligibility criteria successfully

What are the Minimum Requirements to be Eligible for the NSNP?

The general requirements for NSNP 2019 are:

  • An applicant’s age must be at least 18 years of age
  • He/she must have at least one year of working experience
  • His/her applied occupation must be in demand in Nova Scotia.
  • He/she must be ready to stay at Nova Scotia and can contribute to the economy of the province.
  • He/she must possess diploma, certificates or degrees as proof for his/her level of education.
  • He/she must score a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 4 in the language proficiency test.
  • He/she must have enough money in bank accounts to show as proof of funds
Nova Scotia PNP IELTS Requirements

It is necessary for all applicants to be well versed in language abilities of both English and French like speaking, writing, reading and listening. For that, they need to appear in the language proficiency test like IELTS, CELPIP, TEF and more. The minimum requirement for Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level is 7 for application under the Nova Scotia Express Entry Program. Higher CLB level stands out your application from others and enhances the chances of getting invitations for Canada PR.

Which Professions are in-demand at present in Nova Scotia?

Before filing the online application for Nova Scotia Nominee Program, you first need to check whether your professions are in-demand in Nova Scotia. The following is the list of in-demand occupations

Occupation list NOC Code Skilled Type
Financial auditors and accountants 1111 A
Other financial officers 1114 A
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 1123 A
Administrative assistants 1241 B
Accounting Technician and Book Keepers 1311 B
Civil engineers 2131 A
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 3012 A
Licensed practical nurses 3233 B
College and other vocational instructors 4021 A
Paralegal and related occupations 4211 B
Social and community service workers 4212 B
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 1111 A
How do I apply to Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)?
  • A candidate can apply for NSNP nomination if he/she is a skilled professional with sufficient skills and work experience listed in NOC grid
  • A candidate can apply for NSNP nomination if he/she is a skilled professional having a minimum of one year of work experience in the past 10 years
  • A candidate can apply for NSNP nomination if he/she is an entrepreneur with sufficient funds for investment and ready to set up business in the province
  • A candidate can apply for NSNP nomination if he/she is an international graduate and spend a minimum of one year in a full-time course in a recognized institution in Canada
Nova Scotia PNP processing time 2020

The NSNP application process takes 3 to 6 months for processing through the Provincial government. The processing time varies according to the nature of application and profile particulars. If documents are not complete or information is not updated, then it may delay the process of applications by days, weeks or even months. The immigration does not entertain any incomplete/wrong/fake/false application. So, contact our immigration experts for hassle-free immigration to Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia PNP points Calculator 2020

To qualify the nomination program, an applicant needs to score a minimum of 67 points in the point assessment grid based on the selection factors like age, work experience, education, language proficiency and more. Fill this Assessment form and get free consultation from our experts on Nova Scotia Nominee program. Click here to know more about Nova Scotia PNP Calculator

Nova Scotia PNP without job offer 2020

It is possible to apply to NSNP without job offer; however, it increases the chances of selection for nomination. In case an applicant does not have a job offer, then his/her occupation must be in demand in Nova Scotia and fall in one of three categories including NOC skilled Type 0, A or B. To initiate the application process for NSNP, contact our experts.

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