Nova Scotia Nominee Program is a provincial immigration program allows prospective immigrants who have the skills and experience be nominated to immigrate to Nova Scotia. Eligible applicants will receive a Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Certificate that will speed up the overall immigration process.

Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSNP)

The NSNP is an immigration recruitment and selection program, part of an economic immigration program. It allows the Government of Nova Scotia to nominate those who meet the provincial labour market and economic needs and those who intend to establish themselves in Nova Scotia.

Nominees, along with their spouse and dependents, approved under this program may apply to become permanent residents of Canada following approval by the Canadian government.

The NSNP includes the following immigration streams:

  • Skilled Worker
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur

Skilled Worker

If you are a recently graduate international student with the required skills and want to settle in Nova Scotia, this may be a program for you. The Skilled Worker stream helps employers to recruit foreign workers and recently graduated international students with required skills that are in needed and have been unable to fill in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry

The Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream selects highly skilled individuals who wish to live in Nova Scotia permanently. Applicants must have a permanent full time job offer or a good chance of quickly finding a job in Nova Scotia’s labour market. This stream is a pilot project and is subject to change. It is currently paused and is not accepting new applications at this time.

Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

The Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry stream is an economic immigration program for those who have highly skilled and those who wish to live in Nova Scotia permanently. Applicants must have at least one year of experience working in Nova Scotia in a high skilled occupation.

The Entrepreneur Stream

The Entrepreneur Stream is for experienced business owners or senior business managers who want to live in Nova Scotia. They must start a new business or buy an existing business and must actively participate in the day-to-day management of the business. After operating the business for a year, the entrepreneur may be nominated for permanent resident status. Application to the stream is by invitation only.

The International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

The International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream is for recent graduates of a Nova Scotia university or the Nova Scotia Community College. They must have already started or bought a Nova Scotia business and operated it for at least a year. If they intend to settle in Nova Scotia, the graduate may be nominated for permanent resident status. Application to the stream is by invitation only.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How would I be eligible to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program for Skilled Workers?
How would I be eligible for Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream?
How would I be eligible for Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry stream?
How does the Nova Scotia Nominee Program Entrepreneur Stream work?
How will I qualify for the Nova Scotia Nominee Program Entrepreneur Stream?
What are the eligibility requirements for the International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream?

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