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.
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) serves to fast track immigration to Canada for qualified applicants.
You may immigrate to Nova Scotia under the Provincial Nominee program if you are eligible under any one of the 6 streams:
1. Skilled Worker
■ 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
■ 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.
■ 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
■ 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
■ 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
■ 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.
Note this procedure and program is subject to change and even cancellation. For the latest information check with the Nova Scoita PNP Website at http://novascotiaimmigration.ca.
If you think you qualify for the Nova Scotia PNP contact us for an assessment!