Nova Scotia is one of the Maritimes provinces of Canada, located in the easternmost part of the country. It consists of the Nova Scotia peninsula, Cape Breton Island, and more than three thousand smaller islands. It’s population of over 900,000 people is concentrated largely around its capital city, Halifax, and several other cities such as Sydney and Truro. Nova Scotia is known for its coastal beauty, its rich cultural heritage, and its unique cuisine.
Through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program, or NSNP, individuals who possess the skills and experience needed by the province can be granted a Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Certificate, allowing them to apply for immigration using a faster process than that used for most federal immigration classes.
You can apply for immigration under NSNP in one of the following streams:
- Nova Scotia Demand – Express Entry: This is open to highly skilled individuals with post-secondary qualifications in one of 29 eligible occupations. These occupations represent skills that are in high enough demand in Nova Scotia that positions cannot be filled from among the local population.
- Nova Scotia Experience – Express Entry: This stream draws from the federal Express Entry pool. Highly skilled individuals who have worked in Nova Scotia under a valid work permit for at least one year can apply under this program.
- Skilled Worker Stream: If you have received a valid job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia, you may be able to apply under this stream, whether you are in a skilled, semi-skilled or low-skilled occupation.
- Entrepreneur Stream: This is open to individuals with the intent, skills and financial ability to create or acquire a business in Nova Scotia.
- International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream: You can apply under this program if you have studied at a provincially recognized university or community college for at least two year and have operated your own business in Nova Scotia for at least one year.