Nova Scotia Nominee Program

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Nova Scotia PNP operates a fully online program, offering 9 different streams through which you may be eligible to apply for Provincial Nomination.  It is possible to qualify if:

  • you have a valid Express Entry profile and skills that are needed in Nova Scotia, or

  • you are a physician, or

  • you want to operate a business in Nova Scotia, or

  • you have a job offer with an employer in Nova Scotia, or

  • you have already worked for at least one year in Nova Scotia.

OUR SERVICES

Gold Package

  • Assessment and consultation.

  • Online IELTS Training Videos.

  • Educational credential assessment submission.

  • Provincial nominee application

  • Express entry profile submission.

  • Permanent resident application submission.

  • Airport pick up, social insurance number, health care number, bank account, and telephone hook up.

  • Living accommodations, transportation introduction, resources in your new community and grocery shopping.

Silver Package

  • Assessment and consultation.

  • Online IELTS Training Videos.

  • Educational credential assessment submission.

  • Provincial nominee application

  • Express entry profile submission.

  • Permanent resident application submission.

Bronze Package

  • Assessment and consultation.

  • Provincial nominee application

  • Express entry profile submission.

  • Permanent resident application submission.

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Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities

The Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities stream selects candidates in the federal Express Entry system who meet provincial labour market needs to apply for nomination. Only candidates who receive a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration may apply.


Applicant's eligibility:

  • Receive a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program within the Express Entry system;

  • Submit your application within 30 calendar days of the date on which your letter of interest was issued;

  • Meet the minimum work experience requirements of the Express Entry stream for which you have qualified;

  • Demonstrate sufficient funds to establish yourself and your family in Nova Scotia successfully and to pay your immigration costs and travel expenses;

  • Have legal status in your current country of residence;

  • meet eligibility criteria in place at the time you are issued a Letter of Interest; and

  • Have a valid Express Entry number and meet all IRCC criteria for the Express Entry pool.

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Labour Market Priorities for Physicians

The Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities stream for Physicians selects physicians to apply for nomination through the Federal Express Entry system. Only candidates with an approved offer from the Nova Scotia Health Authority or the IWK Health Centre who receive a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration may apply.


Applicant's eligibility:

  • have an approved opportunity from the NSHA or IWK as either a general practitioner and family physician (NOC 3112) or a specialist physician (NOC 3111);

  • provide a copy of a signed Return for Service Agreement with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness indicating commitment to live and work in Nova Scotia for a minimum period of two years;

  • receive a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program within the Express Entry system;

  • submit your application within 30 calendar days of the date on which your Letter of Interest was issued;

  • meet the minimum work-experience requirements of the Express Entry stream for which you have qualified;

  • demonstrate sufficient funds to establish yourself and your family in Nova Scotia successfully and to pay your immigration costs and travel expenses; and

  • have legal status in your current country of residence.

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Physician

The Physician Stream assists Nova Scotia’s public health authorities – the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre (IWK) – to hire general practitioners, family physicians, and specialists physicians to work in Nova Scotia. The stream helps the NSHA and IWK recruit and retain physicians with the required skills for positions they have been unable to fill with a permanent resident or Canadian citizen.


Applicant's eligibility:

The Physician Stream is only open to general practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112) and specialist physicians (NOC 3111) with signed approved opportunities with the Nova Scotia Health Authority or the IWK Health Centre.


The approved opportunity must be on official NSHA or IWK letterhead and must:

  • Be signed and dated by a person authorized to hire physicians at the NSHA or IWK

  • Be signed and dated by the applicant who is accepting the opportunity

  • Indicate eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of NS

  • Indicate that the applicant is eligible to apply for privileges and credentials with NSHA and the IWK

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Entrepreneur

The Entrepreneur Stream is for experienced business owners or senior business managers who live in Nova Scotia. They must start a new business or buy an existing business and actively participate in the company's day-to-day management. After operating the company for a year, the entrepreneur may be nominated for permanent resident status. Application to the stream is by invitation only.


Applicant's eligibility:

  • be 21 years of age or older;

  • want to live permanently in Nova Scotia while owning and actively managing a Nova Scotia business;

  • have a net worth of at least CAD 600,000;

  • be able to invest at least CAD 150,000 of your own money in establishing a business in Nova Scotia;

  • have at least three years experience actively managing and owning a business (1/3 ownership minimum) OR more than five years experience in a senior business management role;

  • have a score of at least five on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French;

  • complete an online Expression of Interest;

  • receive an Invitation to Apply from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.

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International Graduate Entrepreneur

The International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream is for recent graduates of a Nova Scotia university or the Nova Scotia Community College. They must have already started or bought a Nova Scotia business and operated it for at least a year. If they intend to settle in Nova Scotia, the graduate may be nominated for permanent resident status. Application to the stream is by invitation only.


Applicant's eligibility:

  • want to live permanently in Nova Scotia while owning and actively managing a Nova Scotia business;

  • have at least one year’s continuous experience actively working and owning your current Nova Scotia business (33.33% ownership minimum);

  • have completed a degree or diploma after at least two academic years of full-time, in-person study at a university in Nova Scotia or the Nova Scotia Community College;

  • have a valid post-graduation work permit;

  • have a score of at least seven on the Canadian Language Benchmark in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English or French;

  • complete an online Expression of Interest;

  • receive an Invitation to Apply from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.

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International Graduates in Demand

The International Graduates in Demand stream is for recent international graduates whose skills and education match specific National Occupational Classification (NOC) job categories. This stream is currently open to workers in 2 NOC job categories:

NOC 3413: nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates

NOC 4214: early childhood educators and assistants


Applicant's eligibility:

• have a full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer in a job category listed above that corresponds with your recent field of study;

• be 21 to 55 years old;

• have a high school diploma;

• have met the requirements for completing a course of study within three years of your application. The program must have been at least 30 weeks in length. You must have completed at least 50% of the program in Nova Scotia.

  • If you are applying under NOC 3413, your program must grant a certificate, diploma, or degree.

  • If you are using under NOC 4214, your program must award a diploma or a degree.

• have certifications issued by NS regulatory bodies required for the job;

• prove language ability equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 5 even if your first language is English or French; • 

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Skilled Worker

The Skilled Worker stream helps employers recruit foreign workers and recently graduated international students whose skills are needed in Nova Scotia. An employer can only hire foreign workers for positions they have been unable to fill with permanent residents or Canadian citizens.


Applicant's eligibility:

  • have a full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer;

  • have one year of work experience related to the job. (Semi-skilled and low-skilled workers must already have six months’ experience with the employer.);

  • be 21 to 55 years old;

  • have a high school diploma;

  • have the appropriate training, skills and/or accreditation for the job;

  • prove language ability equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 5 if you are a skilled worker. If your first language is English or French, that is enough proof. Semi-skilled and low-skilled workers must have test results to prove they meet CLB 4 even if their first language is English or French;

  • show enough financial resources to settle in Nova Scotia successfully.

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Occupations in Demand

The Occupations in Demand stream targets specific NOC C and D occupations in high labour market demand in Nova Scotia. The Office of Immigration identifies works in demand based on labour market information, and eligible occupations are subject to change.


Applicant's eligibility:

  • have a full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer in either NOC 3413 (Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates), NOC 7511 (Transport truck drivers), NOC 7521 (Heavy equipment operators (except crane)), or NOC 7611 (Construction trades helpers and labourers)

  • have one year of work experience related to the job;

  • be 21 to 55 years old;

  • have a high school diploma;

  • have the appropriate training, skills and/or accreditation for the job;

  • prove language ability equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 4 even if your first language is English or French;

  • show enough financial resources to settle in Nova Scotia successfully.

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Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

The Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry stream selects highly skilled individuals who wish to live in Nova Scotia permanently. Applicants must have at least one year of experience working in Nova Scotia in a high skilled occupation.


Applicant's eligibility:

  • have at least 1 year of work experience in Nova Scotia;

  • be 21 to 55 years old;

  • have a Canadian high school credential or equivalent;

  • prove language ability in English or French on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB). You need CLB 7 for skilled work in the National *Occupational Classification (NOC) 0 and A. You need CLB 5 for NOC B positions;

  • have a profile registered in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry system

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