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 three different categories under which a person may qualify for the Nova Scotia PNP.
Breaking news! Nova Scotia Launches a new Provincial Nominee Program – No Job Offer Required - Regional Labor Market Demand Stream
The province of Nova Scotia has announced that starting March 6, 2014 they will be accepting applications under the new Regional Labor Market Demand stream, which is designed to attract the brightest skilled workers from around the world and allow them to apply for Canadian permanent residence without first requiring a job offer from a Canadian Employer. According to the Nova Scotia government, the quota for the program is 150 nominations.
-Intention to reside and work in Nova Scotia
-Have 2 years of work experience (within the past 5 years), in a high demand and eligible occupation (listed below)
-Have a secondary school diploma along with at least a one year, post-secondary degree diploma or certificate from a recognized educational institution
-Be between the ages of 21 and 55
-Have a minimum language proficiency in English equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5.
PLEASE NOTE: This new category is subject to change at any time and may close if they receive too many applications or have reached their quota. If you think you may qualify and would like assistance, please do not delay in contacting us.
Here are the eligible occupations:
- Systems Testing Technicians
- Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and
- Registered Nurses
- Head Nurses and Supervisors
- Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians
- Managers in Health Care
- Computer Engineers
- Licensed Practical Nurses
- Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- Mechanical Engineers
- User Support Technicians
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
- Specialist Physicians
- General Practitioners and Family Physicians
- Financial Auditors and Accountants
- Software Engineers and Designers
- Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists' Assistants
- Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners
- Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
- Industrial Electricians
- Sheet Metal Workers
This Nova Scotia PNP category is for individuals who have received a full-time permanent job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia. Priority will be given to workers whose employers have, through recruitment efforts, tried to fill the position with a Canadian permanent resident or citizen.In addition, the employers must demonstrate the ability to be able to provide additional supports to help with settlement needs of the newcomers.
Skilled Worker: Individuals whose occupation falls within the NOC skill levels O, A or B.
Semi-Skilled Worker: Individuals whose occupation falls within NOC skill level C. Applications may be considered based on six months of work with the Nova Scotia employer who is supporting the application. In addition, applications may be considered based on local labour market requirements and conditions.
Low-Skilled Worker: Individuals whose occupation falls within NOC skill level D. Applicants in this category will only be considered if all other eligibility requirements have been met: the applicant has worked for at least six months for the Nova Scotia employer supporting the application, there is strong employer support and there are indicators of success in the application.
Family Business Stream
This Nova Scotia PNP category is designed for applicants with a family member who is a business owner in Nova Scotia who has been unsuccessful in trying to fill the position with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. 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
Note: At this time, candidates falling within the NOC skill level D will not be considered.
Community Identified Stream
This program is now closed. It has been replaced by the Regional Labor Market Demand Stream