Nova Scotia PNP
Nova Scotia PNP's immigration programs are premised on the idea that the province will nominate a person with connections to Nova Scotia. There are six different categories under which a person may qualify for the Nova Scotia PNP.
This Nova Scotia PNP category is for individuals who have received a full-time permanent job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia, in a skilled occupation. The employer must be able to demonstrate that they have, through recruitment efforts, tried to fill the position with a Canadian permanent resident or citizen and that the salary offered meets the regional wage standard and are in compliance with any existing collective bargaining agreements, if applicable. The applicant must also have completed, at minimum, a high school education and have basic English proficiency.
Family Business Stream
This Nova Scotia PNP category is designed for applicants with a family member who is a business owner in Nova Scotia. If the family member in Nova Scotia is interesting in sponsoring a family member, that family member requires the following:
1. A full-time permanent job offer from a close relative who resides and owns a business in Nova Scotia
2. The work experience, expertise and appropriate certification (if necessary to perform the job)
3. Basic minimum age, English proficiency and level of education
Community Identified Stream
This Nova Scotia PNP category is intended to be an avenue for a Nova Scotia community organization to support an applicant seeking Canadian permanent residence. The community organization must have a strong connection to the applicant and provide them with a letter for support, as mandated by the Immigration Office in Nova Scotia. The applicant must also be able to demonstrate that they are employable and are able and willing to participate in the labour market of the community supporting them.
International Graduate Stream
This Nova Scotia PNP category is designed for foreign students who have completed a program of study in ANY Canadian province and who, upon graduation and receiving a post-graduate work permit, have found employment with an employer in Nova Scotia. If their employer is willing to offer them a full-time permanent job offer, that is related to their field of study and they can demonstrate that they meet the other basic requirements in terms of age, education, language proficiency and financial support, the applicant may be eligible under this program.
This Nova Scotia PNP category is designed for the children of applicants who have already immigrated through one of Nova Scotia's immigration programs and have established themselves in Nova Scotia within six months of obtaining Canadian permanent residence. The applicant must have been listed on their parent's application and have, within the last five years, at least one year of full-time work experience in their field of study or prove that they will be employable in Nova Scotia. They must also meet the basic requirements for age, education, language proficiency & work experience.
This is a new Nova Scotia PNP category for a person with experience in farming, as an owner, high-level employee or as a manager for at least three years and who seeks to make an investment in a farming enterprise in Nova Scotia. The applicant will have to provide a business plan, sufficiently detailed as to demonstrate their experience and knowledge of the farming industry. They must also meet the basic requirements for age, education, language proficiency & work experience.
For more information on this program or to find out if you qualify, call us or send FWCanada a message.