Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is a group of mainland and over 3,800 coastal islands located in the southeast of Canada. The economy is traditionally run by fishing, forestry, manufacturing and mining industries. Service sector, consisting of finance, banking and insurance is the latest addition to the province’s economic landscape. The average income for Nova Scotia residents counts among the highest in the Canada that makes the cost of living highly affordable.

Overview of Nova Scotia Express Entry Program

The Nova Scotia Express Entry Program allows prospective immigrants with right skills and experience to apply for the Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Program for immigration process. Applicants can apply under any of the two schemes: Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry or The Opportunity Occupation stream and Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry Stream. Qualifying any of these streams allow applicant to automatically apply under the Express Entry system.

What are the requirements of Nova Scotia Express Entry Program?

    • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry requires applicant to have either a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer in a skilled occupation or be an experience holder of any of the occupations listed in the Opportunity Occupations list.
    • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry Stream requires a minimum of one year experience of working in Nova Scotia in a skilled occupation in the last three years. It must be paid experience which cannot have been gained through self-employment or while you were a full-time student. Volunteer work, unpaid internships, co-op terms, etc. do not count under this stream.
    • Under both streams, applicants are expected to demonstrate an intention to settle in Nova Scotia.
    • The applicant should be able to prove fluency in French or English.
    • At the time of submitting the application, the applicant must be between the ages of 21 and 55, both years included.
    • The applicant must be able to present a Canadian secondary or post-secondary educational credential or an equivalent foreign educational credential from a recognized institution or authority and an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report issued by an organization designated by IRCC.

For Nova Scotia demand occupation list 2019

1. Financial auditors and accountants 1111 A
2. Other financial officers 1114 A
3. Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 1123 A
4. Administrative assistants 1241 B
5. Accounting technicians and bookkeepers 1311 B
6. Civil engineers 2131 A
7. Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 3012 A
8. Licensed practical nurses 3233 B
9. College and other vocational instructors 4021 A
10. Paralegal and related occupations 4211 B
11. Social and community service workers 4212 B

Since the Nova Scotia Express Entry Program requires an active stay in the province, we strongly urge applicants to investigate possible job opportunities beforehand. It is a modern, cosmopolitan region with a wide range of employment opportunities. If you are looking for anything specific which you are unable to find, please feel free to contact us today.