Do You Want To Work and Live in Nova Scotia?

Nova Scotia may be the second smallest Province in Canada but its natural resources are enormous and there is a growing demand for more highly skilled workers. The Province is a participant in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) under which the provincial government of Nova Scotia can nominate foreign workers that qualify for the program.

Successful applicants will receive a Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Certificate, which will speed-up the Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa application process. Under the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you may qualify under one of six streams.

Six Nova Scotia PNP Streams for Fast Track Canada Immigration

If you are interested in settling in Nova Scotia AND you meet the criteria of one of the SIX streams below you may be able to enter Canada in less time.

  1. Skilled Worker
  2. Family Business Worker
  3. Community-identified
  4. International Graduate
  5. Non-dependent Children of Nominees
  6. Agri-food sector stream

1) Skilled Worker

Requirements for the Skilled Worker Stream

  • A full-time permanent job offer from a NS employer;

  • The employer must have been unable to fill the position with a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident; and

  • The employer is offering the prevailing wages and working conditions for the industry.

  • Basic literacy in English; and

  • Minimum NS Grade 12 education.

2) Family Business Worker

Requirements for the Family Business Worker Stream

  • Must have a permanent NS job offer from an employer who is a close relative and who owns a business in NS; and

  • Must have skills, work experience, and licensing for the job.

3) Community-identified

Requirements for the Community-identified Stream

  • Have a strong established connection to a NS community;

  • Have a letter of identification from an organization that is mandated by the NS Office of Immigration; and

  • Be employable and be able to contribute to the economy and the labour market of NS.

4) International Graduate

Requirements for the International Graduate Stream

  • Have received a diploma, certificate or degree from a recognized Canadian post-secondary education w/in the past two years;

  • Have a full-time and permanent job offer in the field of study from a NS employer;

  • Have legal status in Canada; and

  • Meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position and the minimum age, education and language ability.

5) Non-dependent Children of Nominees

Requirements for the Non-dependent Children of Nominees

  • Be the non-dependent child of Canadian citizens or PRs in NS who immigrated through the NS PNP; and

  • Have a minimum of one year of full time work experience in their field of studies or demonstrate that they have employment prospects in NS.

6) Agri-food Sector Stream

Requirements for the Agri-food Sector Stream

  • Have experience in farm ownership, practical farming, or farm management for a period of at least three years;

  • Make a minimum equity investment in a new/existing farming operation;

  • Have sufficient financial supports;

  • Submit a detailed agri-business plan showing sufficient experience and knowledge of his/her chosen field of business; and

  • Meet the minimum qualifications requirements for the position and the minimum age, education and language ability.

Why Hire Us to Help with Your Nova Scotia PNP Application?

While the procedures for applying for an Nova Scotia PNP may seem uncomplicated, some applicants apply without seeking any help from an immigration lawyer, thinking that they can “do it themselves”.

For Nova Scotia PNPs, there is a higher risk of refusal in cases where the application is not properly prepared. The standards are very high.

The documentation and processes involved in successfully obtaining a PNP are complex and usually require legal expertise.

We have helped hundreds of individuals and their families successfully immigrate to Canada through the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program. Our experienced immigration lawyers will be able to assess your case and recommend a course of action to best serve your needs.

The first step towards your Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program application is getting an assessment of your case. Fill out our free immigration assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.

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