Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

Introduction to Nova Scotia and NSNP

Nova Scotia, a maritime province in Canada, boasts a captivating landscape with over 3000 islands, including the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island. Halifax, the capital, is renowned for its arts and culture scene. The province’s picturesque coasts and distinctive cuisine set it apart.

Overview of NSNP

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), initiated in 2003, aims to facilitate skilled and experienced immigrants’ entry, matching the province’s specific skill needs. Individuals with targeted skills and experience can attain a Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Certificate.

The NSNP addresses labor market needs and economic challenges by inviting foreign workers and skilled individuals. Over 70% of immigrants choose to stay in Nova Scotia, reflecting positive living and working conditions. The program strives to simplify the pathway to permanent residency for workers and international graduates.

Nova Scotia Immigration Streams

The NSNP encompasses base and enhanced streams, with enhanced streams aligned with the Express Entry system.

Enhanced Streams Include:

In the Express Entry system, candidates accrue points through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), and regular draws select high-ranking candidates for permanent residence applications.

Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

Minimum Requirements:

Application Process:

  1. Eligible candidates apply online, providing requested information and uploading necessary documents.
  2. Successful applicants receive a provincial certificate via email and confirmation in the Express Entry system.
  3. Acceptance within 30 days grants an additional 600 CRS points, enhancing chances for permanent residence in the next draw.

Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities

Minimum Requirements:

Application Process:

  1. Confirm eligibility and hold a valid Express Entry profile.
  2. Upon receiving an LOI from NSOI, reply within 60 days.
  3. Upload specified program documents.
  4. Approval leads to nomination confirmation via email and Express Entry system.
  5. With 600 CRS points, receive an invitation for permanent residence in the subsequent draw.

Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians

Minimum Requirements:

Application Process:

  1. Satisfy eligibility conditions, including holding an Express Entry profile.
  2. Upon receiving LOI, apply to NSNP with relevant documents within 30 days.
  3. Approved application results in nomination certificate offer, to be accepted within 30 days.
  4. Gain 600 CRS points and an invitation for permanent residence in the next draw.

Skilled Worker Stream

Minimum Requirements:

Application Process:

  1. Check eligibility, gather necessary documents, and apply online.
  2. Successful applicants receive a nomination certificate via email and IRCC.
  3. Subsequent steps include applying for permanent residence directly with IRCC within six months.
  4. Option to request Letter of Support for temporary work permit from NSOI.

Occupation In-Demand Stream

Eligible Occupations:

Minimum Requirements:

International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

Eligible Occupations:

Minimum Requirements:

Entrepreneur Stream

Minimum Requirements:

Physician Stream

Minimum Requirements:

Application Process:

  1. Confirm eligibility.
  2. Submit application online.
  3. Successful applicants receive confirmation letters from NSOI and IRCC.
  4. Eligibility for temporary work permit while application processing.

Vancouver Services Inc. is a leading Canadian immigration service, specializing in providing expert guidance through the complex Canadian immigration landscape. With a highly skilled team of professionals, we are committed to assisting you in your journey to immigrate to Canada. Whether you are considering the Provincial Nominee Program or any other immigration pathway, reach out to us for a comprehensive consultation.

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