Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia targets the skilled and experienced prospective immigrants through the NSNP.


Skilled Worker:

Foreign workers and recently graduated international students whose skills are needed in Nova Scotia are recruited by employers with the help of this Skilled Worker stream. It is important to note that an employer can only hire a foreign worker for a specific position if they are not able to find a suitable permanent resident or Canadian citizen for that position.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • have a full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer.

  • have 1 year of work experience related to the job. (Semi-skilled and low-skilled workers must already have six months experience with the employer.)

  • be 21 to 55 years old;

  • have a high school diploma;

  • have the appropriate training, skills and/or accreditation for the job;

  • prove language ability equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 5 if you are a skilled worker. If your first language is English or French, that is enough proof. Semi-skilled and low-skilled workers must have test results to prove they meet CLB 4 even if their first language is English or French;

  • show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia.



Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry


If you wish to live in the beautiful province of Nova Scotia permanently and have a good chance of quickly finding a job in Nova Scotia, you may get nominated under this stream. Not all types of occupations are considered for nomination as it depends on the current labour market needs.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • have at least 1 year of skilled work experience in one of our target occupations;

  • have a Canadian high school credential or equivalent;

  • prove language ability in English or French at Canadian Language Benchmark 7;

  • score 67 points or more on the stream's six selection factors;

  • show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia;

  • have a profile registered in Citizenship and Immigration Canada's Express Entry System.



Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry


Highly skilled individuals who wish to live in Nova Scotia permanently are selected by this stream. Applicants must have at least one year of experience working in Nova Scotia in a high skilled occupation.


Eligibility Requirements:


  • have at least 1 year of work experience in Nova Scotia;

be 21 to 55 years old;

  • have a Canadian high school credential or equivalent;

  • prove language ability in English or French on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB). You need CLB 7 for skilled work in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0 and A. You need CLB 5 for NOC B positions;

  • have a profile registered in Citizenship and Immigration Canada's Express Entry.

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