Nova Scotia PNP

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Introduction:

NSNP consists of the following streams: Skilled Worker Stream, Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry, Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities, Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians, Occupation in Demand Stream, Entrepreneur, International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream, International Graduates in Demand and Physician.

Skilled Worker Stream Criteria:

  1. Have an indeterminate, full-time job offer from a Nova Scotia employer
  2. Have 1 year of work experience related to the job in the past five years (NOC C, D applicants must already have six months’ experience with the employer)
  3. Be 21 to 55 years old
  4. Have a high school diploma
  5. Prove language ability equal to CLB Level 5 for NOC 0, A, B jobs.  CLB 4 for NOC C or D jobs and Semi-skilled and low-skilled workers
  6. Have enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry Stream Criteria:

  1. Have at least 1 year of work experience in Nova Scotia in the past three years
  2. Be 21 to 55 years old
  3. Have a Canadian high school credential or equivalent
  4. Prove language ability in English or French at CLB 7 for NOC 0, A jobs or CLB5 for NOC B jobs
  5. Have a profile registered in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry system

Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Stream Criteria:

  1. Receive a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI) in their Express Entry profile
  2. Demonstrate that they meet the work experience requirements for their Express Entry class
  3. Show sufficient settlement funds to successfully settle in Nova Scotia alone or with accompanying family members
  4. Have legal status in their country of residence when applying for the stream

Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians Stream Criteria:

  1. Receive a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI) in their Express Entry profile
  2. Have an approved job offer from the Nova Scotia Health Authority or IWK Health Centre as either a general practitioner and family physician or a specialist physician (NOC 3112 or NOC 3111)
  3. Demonstrate that they meet the work experience requirements for their Express Entry class
  4. Show sufficient settlement funds to successfully settle in Nova Scotia alone or with accompanying family members
  5. Have legal status in their country of residence when applying for the stream

Nova Scotia Occupation in Demand Stream Criteria:

  1. A full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer in one of the four occupations (NOC3413, NOC 7511, NOC 7521 or NOC 7611)
  2. One year of work experience related to the job in the past five years
  3. Be 21 to 55 years old
  4. A high school diploma
  5. Minimum CLB 4

The Entrepreneur Stream Criteria:

  1. Be 21 years of age or older
  2. Want to live permanently in Nova Scotia while owning and actively managing a Nova Scotia business
  3. Have a net worth of at least $600,000 CAD
  4. Be able to invest at least $150,000 CAD of your own money to establish a business in Nova Scotia
  5. Have at least 3 years’ experience actively managing and owning a business (1/3 ownership minimum) OR more than 5 years’ experience in a senior business management role in the past 10 years
  6. Have a score of at least 5 on the CLB
  7. Must have a high school diploma
  8. Have a Business Plan

The International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream Criteria:

  1. Want to live permanently in Nova Scotia while owning and actively managing a Nova Scotia business
  2. Have at least one year’s continuous experience actively managing and owning your current Nova Scotia business (100% ownership minimum)
  3. Have completed a degree or diploma after at least 2 academic years of full-time, in-person study at a university in Nova Scotia or the Nova Scotia Community College
  4. Have resided in Nova Scotia full-time during the academic program
  5. Have a valid post-graduation work permit
  6. Own 33.33% of the equity of the eligible business and provide active and ongoing participation in the daily management and direction of the business
  7. Have a score of at least 7 on the CLB

The International Graduates in Demand Stream Criteria:

  1. Have a full-time permanent job offer from a NS employer and the occupation matches with your recent field of study
  2. Be 21-55 years old
  3. Have a high school diploma
  4. Have a score of at least 5 on the CLB
  5. Completed a course of study within past three years. At least 30 weeks program and 50% of the program is in NS
  6. If applying under NOC 3413, your program must grant a certificate, diploma or degree
  7. If applying under NOC 4214, your program must grant a diploma or a degree
  8. Have certifications issued by NS regulatory bodies required for the job

The Physician Stream Criteria:

  1. General practitioners, family physicians (NOC 3112), and specialist physicians (NOC 3111) hired by Nova Scotia Health Authority or the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre may apply with the employment letter
  2. Provide a copy of an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) or show proof of education and medical training required for licensure in Nova Scotia
  3. The ability to perform the job in one of Canada’s official languages as evidenced by an employment offer from the NSHA or the IWK

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