Nova Scotia Nominee Program
Nova Scotia is a small province located in the Maritimes region of Canada, near the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of the peninsula of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, and more than 3,000 small islands. Its capital, the city of Halifax, is known as a large cultural center with a high standard of living. The province is famous its beautiful coastline and delicious cuisine.
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) is designed for immigrants with skills and experience that are in demand in the provincial economy. The NSNP helps accelerate the immigration process.
The NSNP consists of several immigration streams:
- Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
- Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
- Skilled Worker Stream
- Entrepreneur Stream
- International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
This stream is for highly qualified individuals with the appropriate education and experience that will help them settle in Nova Scotia. There is a list of 29 occupations that can apply for immigration within this stream.
Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
Nova Scotia uses the federal system of Express Entry to select candidates for this stream. It is designed for highly qualified candidates who have worked in the province for at least one year.
Skilled worker stream
Under this stream, applicants who have received a job offer from a Nova Scotian employer are accepted. Employees of skilled, semi-skilled and low-skilled occupations are eligible to apply as well.
This stream is designed for individuals who wish to start up, or acquire a business in Nova Scotia, while living in the province.
International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
This stream is designed for Nova Scotian graduates who have worked in the province for at least one year as a private entrepreneur (or business owner), and intend to permanently settle in the province.