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Nova Scotia Nominee Program Visa - Canada

Nova Scotia is one of eastern Canada's Maritime Provinces on the Atlantic. Nova Scotia is a way to get quick entry and permanent residency, which attracts professionals, business persons and students who are willing to work in the Province.

Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry

Under the Nova Scotia Demand, the Province is accepting up to 250 new applications. For category B of the Express Entry Stream the online applications will be accepted and no job offer is required. However, the program has not accepted any new applications since December, 2015.

In order to select candidates the federal government’s Express Entry immigration selection system is being used in Nova Scotia. The highly skilled qualifications and post-secondary education will help the candidates successfully settle in the Province.

Points grid includes education, language ability, work experience, age, adaptability factors, and job offer from a Nova Scotia employer from which a candidate has to score 67 out of 100.

The candidates must have a year of experience of full time or equivalent part-time work experience along with 67 points in one of the 16 occupations considered by Nova Scotia.

The language proficiency and passed the language test in either English or French and the test must be acceptable to the Government of Canada (either IELTS or CELPIP or TEF for French) and should’ve achieved a minimum score of 7 in Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) which includes speaking, writing, reading and listening.

Following are two categories of the streams:

Category 1, which requires a job offer from an employer of Nova Scotia and it should be supported by a positive Labor Market Impact Assessment.

Category 2, which requires at a year of experience of full time or equivalent part-time work experience in the last five years in one of the 16 occupations.

Skilled Worker Stream

There are three different categories under Skilled Worker Stream with their eligibility criteria respectively as follows:

Skilled Worker

The applicants who are highly skilled with experience in skilled occupations (NOC level O, A or B) are given the priority.

Semi-Skilled Workers

The applicants who are semi-skilled workers in the occupations considered as NOC level C. The applicants must have at least 6 months of experience in Nova Scotia who are supporting their applications for permanent residency along with eligibility criteria met.

The employers of semi skilled workers are given priority:

  • If they’ve tried to recruit Canadian citizens or permanent residents for the position; and
  • They will help to assist newcomers with settlement needs, indicated by them.

General Criteria for the Skilled Worker Stream

The applicants must meet the general criteria, regardless of their work experience, following are the requirements:

  • Proof of legal status, if living in Canada
  • At the time of application, your age should be between 21 to 55
  • Job offer (full time and permanent) from a Nova Scotia employer
  • An applicant should’ve completed high school of education along with
    • Education, training and license or certificate for the eligibility
  • Work experience of at least one year
  • Language requirements as follows
    • NOC levels O, A or B --- CLB level 5 in English or French
    • NOC levels C or D --- CLB level in English or French
  • Determination to settle in the province of Nova Scotia

The applicant must have a profile in the federal Express Entry pool before applying under this program.

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