Nova Scotia Nominee Program Visa
The province is composed of the Nova Scotia peninsula, Cape Breton Island, and over 3,000 smaller islands. Its capital city, Halifax, is known as a major centre for culture and the arts, as well as for its high standard of living. Nova Scotians are closely connected to the sea, and the province is renowned for its coastal beauty and delicious cuisine. The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) targets prospective immigrants who have the skills and experience to boost the province’s economy and tackle demographic challenges. Candidates who meet the criteria of one of eight different streams can be nominated for Nova Scotia.
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program is the province’s primary pathway to immigration for international applicants. As the first and foremost immigration platform for Nova Scotia, it is the equivalent of the Provincial Nomination Programs of other Canadian provinces like Quebec, British Columbia, Ontario etc.
The different streams/pathways of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program have their own specific requirements to make applicants eligible for selection. However, there is also a general criterion that is followed and the deviations of each stream are woven around this overall requirement benchmark.
The Nova Scotia PNP currently has several migration streams for those interested in immigrating to the province.
Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program streams:
◾ Nova Scotia Demand
◾ Express Entry stream Nova Scotia Experience
◾ Express Entry stream Skilled Worker stream
◾ Family Business Worker stream
These general requirements are:
◾ Your Occupation Should be in Demand
◾ Must be 18-49 years of age
◾ Should attain minimum 4.5 (IELTS) or 4 (CLB) score on language ability
◾ Must have 1 year of work experience in the relevant occupational field.
◾ Must possess an equivalent qualification diploma/certificate to the Canadian education system.
◾ Must demonstrate an intention to live in the Province of Nova Scotia