Discover the beauty of Nova Scotia, a captivating province situated on Canada’s picturesque east coast along the Atlantic Ocean. At ImmigCanada, we specialize in a range of unique Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs) tailored to attract and retain talented individuals who can address workforce gaps and make meaningful contributions to local economies and communities.
Nova Scotia Immigration Streams
Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
The Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream is designed for highly skilled individuals seeking to join and enhance the province’s economy. If one wishes to stand eligible for this category, it is important to have a valid job offer from a Nova Scotia employer or work experience in one of Nova Scotia’s in-demand occupations. This program is closely aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration system, offering expedited processing for successful applicants.
Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
The Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry stream is geared towards highly skilled individuals who wish to settle permanently in Nova Scotia. It is essential to note that an applicant is required to have a minimum of one year of work experience in a high-skilled occupation within Nova Scotia. Through its integration with the federal Express Entry immigration system, this stream ensures a streamlined and efficient application process.
Nova Scotia Skilled Worker
The Nova Scotia Skilled Worker stream empowers local employers to recruit foreign workers and recent international graduates who possess essential skills required in Nova Scotia. If skilled worker receives a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer, they may apply through this stream to facilitate their immigration process.
Nova Scotia Physicians
The Nova Scotia Physicians stream enables the province to nominate individuals who have received a valid job offer from a Nova Scotia health organization. This stream is specifically designed to address critical labor needs in public health organizations across the province.
Nova Scotia Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs and senior business managers with extensive experience can take advantage of the Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream. This stream invites individuals who are willing to invest in a Nova Scotia business and actively manage it. Applicants must demonstrate a significant net worth and utilize their business management expertise to either establish a new business or acquire an existing one in Nova Scotia. After operating their business for one year, successful applicants may be nominated for permanent resident status.
Nova Scotia International Graduate Entrepreneur
The Nova Scotia International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream is tailored to recent graduates from Nova Scotia universities and colleges who have already started or acquired a business within the province. Applicants must have successfully operated their business for at least one year and demonstrate a commitment to settling in Nova Scotia permanently. Meeting these requirements may qualify candidates for a provincial nomination through this stream.
Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
The Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities stream targets Express Entry candidates with work experience in high-demand positions within the province. Currently, this stream is accepting applications from individuals with experience as Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 4214).
Nova Scotia Occupations In-Demand
The Occupations In-Demand stream focuses on workers who hold a job offer from a Nova Scotian employer in an in-demand field. Presently, eligible occupations under this program include NOC 3413 (nurses’ aides, orderlies, and patient service associates), NOC 7511 (transport truck drivers), NOC 7521 (Heavy equipment operators, except crane), and NOC 7611 (Construction trades helpers and laborers).
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)
Nova Scotia actively participates in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), an economic growth initiative developed in collaboration between the federal government and Canada’s Atlantic provinces. AIPP streamlines the immigration process for newcomers who have secured a job offer from a designated employer in the Atlantic region.
If you’re planning to move to Nova Scotia, then our team of experienced and certified RCICs can assist you with the right pathway. They will help you at every step of your application and guide you through the complexities of the Nova Scotia immigration application process.