Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

The province of Nova Scotia is located on Canada’s east coast on the Atlantic Ocean. The province offers a number of Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs). They are designed to attract and retain foreign workers who can fill the workforce gaps in the province and contribute to the economy and the communities of the province.

The immigration streams offered by Nova Scotia are:

  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Skilled Worker
  • Nova Scotia Physicians
  • Nova Scotia Entrepreneur
  • Nova Scotia International Graduate Entrepreneur
  • Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities
  • Nova Scotia Occupations In Demand

Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry

This stream is aimed at highly skilled individuals capable of joining and contributing to the economy of the province. If you want to qualify for this stream, you must have a valid job offer from a local organization. You can also qualify if you have experience in one of the province’s in-demand occupations. The Nova Scotia Demand stream is aligned with the Express Entry immigration system managed by the federal government. You can enjoy expedited processing benefits on your immigration application.

Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

This stream is offered to skilled individuals looking to permanently live and work in Nova Scotia. To be eligible, you must have a minimum of one year of experience in Nova Scotia in a highly skilled occupation.

Nova Scotia Skilled Worker

The Nova Scotia Skilled Worker stream is aimed at helping Nova Scotia employers in recruiting foreign workers and fresh international graduates with skills that are in demand in Nova Scotia. If you are a skilled worker with a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer, you can submit an application through this stream.

Nova Scotia Physicians

This stream enables the province to nominate individuals with a valid job offer from a local health organization. The Nova Scotia Physicians stream aims to help public health organizations address the critical labor needs in the province.

Nova Scotia Entrepreneur

The Entrepreneur Stream is designed for business owners or experienced business managers willing to invest in a local business that they are capable of managing. You must have a heavy net worth to qualify under this stream. You must also be willing to leverage your business expertise to launch a new business or purchase an existing one in the province. You can expect a nomination for permanent resident status after running your business for one year.

Nova Scotia International Graduate Entrepreneur

The International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream is for those who have recently graduated from any of the Nova Scotia universities and colleges and have started/bought a Nova Scotia business and have been operating it for at least one year. If you meet any of these requirements and have plans to settle in the province permanently, you may get a provincial nomination through this stream.

Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities

The Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities stream is for Express Entry candidates with experience in positions with high demand in the province.

Nova Scotia Occupations In Demand

This stream is for workers with a valid job offer from a local organization in a field that’s in high demand in the province. Under this stream, the occupations eligible for consideration are nurses, patient service associates, and orderlies. The occupations also include heavy equipment operators, construction trades helpers, and laborers.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Nova Scotia is a part of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP). This is a growth initiative partnership between the federal government and the Atlantic provinces of Canada. AIPP encourages the immigration process for newcomers with a job offer from a designated employer in the Atlantic region.

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