NOVA SCOTIA

It consists of Nova Scotia’s peninsula and Cape Breton Island. There are also over 3,000 smaller islands. Halifax’s capital is well-known for being an important centre for culture and the arts and its high standard of living. Nova Scotia has a solid connection to the ocean. The province is well-known for its beautiful coastline and delicious food.
The NSNP Nova Scotia’s Provincial Nominee program. Potential immigrants who have the required skills and experience may be eligible to receive a Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Certificate.

Nova Scotia Immigration programs

Entrepreneur Stream

The Entrepreneur Stream is made for experienced business owners and managers who want to live in Nova Scotia. You can start a business or buy an existing one. After you have continued to actively manage your company for longer than one year, you may be nominated for permanent residence in the province.
Program Requirements:
· Needs a job offer? No
· Processing Time: At least three months
· You must be at least 21 years old;
· You must have a minimum of CAD 600,000 in Net Business and Personal Assets;
· You must have accumulated your net worth through legal means;
· You must have a minimum of three years of business ownership experience (at least a third ownership) or more than five years in a senior business manager role in the last ten years;
· You must agree to make a minimum capital investment of CAD 150,000 in Nova Scotia to establish or purchase your business;
· You must meet the language requirements of CLB 5 in English or French
· You must have at least a high school education;
· You must have a Business Establishment Plan;
· You must agree to live in Nova Scotia.

International Graduates In-Demand

International Graduates in Demand is a program that helps recent graduates in the following job areas:
· Nurses’ aides (NOC 3413)
· Early Childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
· These are the requirements to be eligible for this program:
· A Nova Scotia employer may offer you a permanent, full-time job.
· At least one year’s work experience in the field of the job.
· Between 21 and 55 years of age
· A certificate, diploma, or degree (NOC3413), or diploma or degree (NOC4214);
· If you are a skilled worker, score at least five on the Canadian Language Benchmark for English and French.
· Be sure to have the required certifications from the NS regulatory bodies.
· You must prove that you have sufficient funds to provide for yourself and your dependents in Nova Scotia. Applicants must have a minimum of CAD$11,000, and a dependent must have CAD$2,000.
· You have met all requirements to complete a course within three years from the date of your application. You must have completed at most 50% of the Nova Scotia program within 30 weeks.
· A high school diploma is required

International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

This stream is open to international graduate entrepreneurs who graduated from a Nova Scotia college or university. You must already have owned or started your own business for at least one year.
You must plan to settle in Nova Scotia and spend most of your time there while running your business. When nominated by the province, this stream allows candidates to apply for permanent residence.
· A degree or diploma has been earned after at least two years of full-time study at Nova Scotia’s university or community college.
· Score at least seven on the Canadian Language Benchmark in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and French
· You may be interested in permanent residence in Nova Scotia while also owning or directly managing a business there.
· At least one year of experience in managing and owning a Nova Scotia business.
· Score at least seven on the Canadian Language Benchmark in English and French-speaking, listening, reading, writing, and reading
· A valid work permit for post-graduation is required
· Fill out an Expression of Interest Form (EOI);
· Nova Scotia Office of Immigration will send you an invitation to apply (ITA).

Nova Scotia Experience Express Entry

Candidates must have at least one year of experience in a skilled occupation within the province to be eligible for this stream. You can become a permanent resident in Nova Scotia with this stream. This stream is pilot and subject to change by the government.

To apply, you must have:

At least one year experience in full-time/part-time employment Nova Scotia: Experience the difference Three years is the minimum time you have to apply for a skilled job;
You have gained legal work experience in the Province, such as a work permit.
Between 21 and 55 years of age
You have completed a Canadian high school diploma or a degree equivalent to it;
You have completed an ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) to be able to get a degree recognized by a recognized university.
You will need the money to provide for yourself and your dependents.
You have the intention of permanently residing in the province.
You must prove your proficiency in French or English with a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 7 or 5 for NOC A and NOC 0 respectively. Acceptance tests include the CELPIP, IELTS General Test, and TEF.
Register a profile with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Express entry system

To qualify, you will need to have the following experience. To qualify, you must have:

  • Worked as a Nova Scotia employee
  • Submitted within three years from your application to the NSOI or IRCC
  • Minimum of one year experience as a part-time or full-time worker.
  • You have worked in a job that falls under Skill Type 0, A or B.
  • You have to prove that you can perform all of the major duties for the Skill Type above.

You cannot count work experience from volunteer work, self-employment, or co-op programs as valid work experience.

Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities

Program Requirements:

Need a Job Offer: No

Express Entry profiles must be valid
On your Express Entry profile, you must be provided with a Letter of Intent from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.
Express Entry Programs require that you have work experience (Federal Skilled Worker Programs, Federal Skilled Trades Programs, Canadian Experience Class).
To prove your work experience, you must have all the supporting documents.
You will need enough money to live permanently in Nova Scotia.
The draw-specific eligibility requirements must be met. There may be additional requirements for each drawing.

Process

  • First, make sure you are eligible to apply for this stream. A valid Express Entry profile is required.
  • To apply, you must first get a Letter of Intent from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration. Once you have received the letter, you can apply. You have 60 days to complete the application.
  • Learn more about the draw-specific supporting documentation you will need to upload to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program Website.
  • Your nomination certificate will be sent to you by email if your application is approved. Express Entry will confirm your nomination. Your Express Entry nomination will be accepted within 30 days.
  • The 600 additional CRS points will be added to your account and you will be invited to apply for permanent residence at the next Express Entry draw.
  • You can apply for permanent residence via the Express Entry system once you have received your invitation to apply.

Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians

Requirements for Programs:

Need a job offer: Yes

  • Express Entry profiles must be valid
  • On your Express Entry profile, you must be provided with a Letter of Intent from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration.
  • You must have a job opportunity from the Nova Scotia Health Authority (IWK Health Centre) as a general practitioner or family physician or specialist physician (NOC 3112 or NOC 3111).
  • Express Entry Programs require that you have work experience (Federal Skilled Worker Programs, Federal Skilled Trades Programs, (Canadian Experience Class).
  • To prove your work experience, you must have all the supporting documents.
  • By submitting a signed Return for Service Agreement, you must agree to stay in the province for at least two years.
  • It is essential that you have sufficient money to be able to settle in Nova Scotia permanently.

Occupation In-Demand Stream

Need job offer: Yes

Processing Time: Min 3 months+

What are your occupations?

  • Orderlies, nurse aides, and patient service associates (NOC 34313);
  • Drivers of transport trucks (NOC 7511);
  • Heavy equipment operators, except crane (NOC 7521);
  • Construction trades laborers and helpers (NOC 7611).

Program Requirements:

  • You must be aged between 21 and 55
  • A Nova Scotia employer must offer you a permanent, full-time job in one of these occupations.
  • One year of experience in a relevant job is required.
  • At least a high school diploma is required.
  • You should have the right education or training to do the job.
  • You must meet CLB 4’s minimum language requirements.
  • It is essential that you have sufficient money to be able to settle in Nova Scotia permanently.

 Physicians straem

This stream is for the hiring of health professionals such as family doctors, general practitioners, and specialists in order to provide services to the province. With the assistance of two medical authorities, The Physician Stream allows qualified medical professionals to become permanent residents in Nova Scotia.

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA); the
  • Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre (IWK)
  • Must have the education or training required for licensure in Nova Scotia.

National Occupational Classification (NOC) You Need?

You must have a valid application for the Physicians Stream

NOC 3112 for a family doctor or general practitioner; or as a
NOC 3111 for a specialist physician

These are also requirements.

Nova Scotia Nominee Program issued a Letter Of Interest;
You must have the required work experience for Express Entry.
You will need enough money to support you and your dependents in this province.
You must be legally recognized in your country of residency.
This last requirement may change depending on the province’s needs. For example, the last round was for registered and psychiatric nurses and you needed to have work experience in this occupation to qualify.

Skilled Worker Stream

Employers can use this stream to find and hire foreign workers as well as recent graduates. This stream was created in response to a shortage of skilled workers. As long as you meet these requirements, you can apply for permanent residence through this stream.

You must have:

A Nova Scotian employer may offer you a permanent, full-time job.
At least one year’s work experience in the field of the job.
Between 21 and 55 years of age
A high school diploma is required
You should have the appropriate training, skills, accreditation, and certification for the job.
If you are a skilled worker, score at least 5 on the Canadian Language Benchmark for English and French.
If you are a low-skilled worker or semi-skilled, score at least 4 on the Canadian Language Benchmark for English and French.
You must prove that you have sufficient funds to provide for yourself and your dependents in Nova Scotia. Applicants must have a minimum of CAD$11,000, and a dependent must have CAD$2,000.