Nova Scotia – Canadian province of Maritimes
The province has the Nova Scotia region, Cape Breton Island plus 3,000 smaller islands. The capital city of Halifax, is major centre for culture and arts.
The region boasts of highest standards of living. The people are closely connected to the sea, its coastal beauty and delicious cuisines.
The NSNP is Nova Scotia’s own managed Provincial Nominee Program. Through this self run program it selects prospective immigrants with the required skillset and work experience. Such international citizens may receive a Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Certificate.
NSNP covers applications under the immigration streams like:
- Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
- Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
- Skilled Worker Stream
- Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
- Occupations in Demand Stream
- Entrepreneur Stream
- International Graduates Entrepreneur Stream
- Physicians Stream
Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
Nova Scotia taps into the federal government’s Express Entry selection process, in order to invite the eligibile candidates for Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry program.
This stream was introduced on January 1, 2015 for highly-skilled individuals having a post-secondary level qualifications, that will help them settle in province. There is a further list of 11 eligible occupations for this stream.
Nova Scotia Experience Class:
Nova Scotia uses the Express Entry immigration system, to select candidates for above stream.
It also provides an easy pathway to permanent residency status for the skilled applicants with experience of a Nova Scotia employer for at least one year.
Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
The Nova Scotia Market Priorities Stream is designed for the candidates who meet the labour market needs. The skilled occupations are dynamically created and can change with each invitation rounds.
Skilled Worker Stream
The NSNP accepts applications individuals who have received an employment offer from a Nova Scotia based employer. Workers in such category maybe from skilled, semi-skilled, and low-skilled occupations to be eligible to apply.
Occupations In-Demand Stream
The Occupations in-Demand Stream is an immigration process designed for National Ocuupation Register (NOC) Skill Level C related jobs. These are those jobs that are in high demand in Nova Scotia region.
This Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) covers the Entrepreneur Stream for new and existing business development. Further, it is especially designed to attract individuals who want to expand or acquire an existing business to settle permanently in Nova Scotia province.
International Graduates Entrepreneur Stream
The International Graduates Entrepreneur category is open for the benefit of the graduates with minimum two years study from a recognized Nova Scotia university or Community Colleges. Such young entrepreneurs must have operated their own business in Nova Scotia provinces for period of one year.
The Physicians Stream is for attracting international general medical practitioners and specialist physicians with employment offer from healthcare authorities of the province.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Programs
Nova Scotia is one of four Atlantic provinces of Canada. It aims on working in partnership with the Canada’s Federal Government to recruit international workers for jobs in Atlantic Canada. It is important that these jobs are not been filled locally.
International citizens interested in participating in this Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program may be outside of the nation or on temporary status in Canada.
All applicants to the pilot must have a job offer from a designated employer that meets the requirements of the program.