Nova Scotia Immigration Consultants
Nova Scotia is one of the most unique provinces in all of Canada. Nova Scotia is a small Canadian province, located in the friendly "Maritimes" region of the country, it is composed of the Nova Scotia peninsula, Cape Breton Island, and thousands of smaller islands on the Eastern side of the country. Economic activity in Nova Scotia is largely centered around Halifax, it's capital city, known as a major center for culture and the arts, as well as for its high standard of living.
With over 400,000 people living in the metropolitan area, Halifax is a bustling metropolis in every sense of the word. Nova Scotians are closely connected to the sea, and the province is renowned for its coastal beauty and delicious cuisine.
Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
Through Nova Scotia’s Provincial Nominee Program, prospective immigrants with the skills and experience targeted by the province may receive a Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Certificate. The NSNP accepts applications under the following immigration streams:
1. Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry-
The Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream enables the province to nominate qualified candidates for admission in Canada under the federal Express Entry immigration system. This stream, which came into effect on January 1, 2015, is for highly-skilled individuals with a post-secondary education and qualifications that will help them successfully settle in Nova Scotia.
2. Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
Nova Scotia uses the federal government's Express Entry immigration selection system in order to select candidates for this stream, which provides a pathway to permanent residence for highly skilled applicants who have worked for a Nova Scotia employer for at least one year.
3. Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities: Express Entry
The Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities stream selects candidates in the federal Express Entry system who meet provincial labor market needs to apply for nomination. Only candidates who receive a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration may apply.
The stream targets occupations for Letters of Interest, with Early Childhood Educators the first focus job.
4. Skilled Worker
The NSNP accepts applications under this stream from individuals who have received a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer. Employers who have been unable to fill positions with Canadian citizens or permanent residents can access the stream after receiving a positive Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Workers in skilled, semi-skilled, and low-skilled occupations may be eligible to apply.
5. Physician Stream
The Physician Stream is open to internationally-trained general practitioners, family physicians and specialist physicians with a signed employment offer from Nova Scotia's healthcare authorities. Applicant must provide proof of his/her Legal Status in Country of Residence and the approved offer is required for an opportunity as a General practitioners and family physicians (NOC 3112) or specialist physicians (NOC 3111) with with the NSHA or the IKW Health Centre
6. Entrepreneur Stream
The Nova Scotia Entrepreneur Stream targets business owners or candidates with senior management experience. They must live in Nova Scotia, either start a new business or buy an existing business, and actively participate in the day-to-day management of that business. The stream uses the Expression of Interest format, where candidates in a pool are invited to apply.
7. International Graduate Entrepreneur
The International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream is open to graduates who have completed at least two years of full-time study from a recognized Nova Scotia university or Nova Scotia Community College, have operated their own business in Nova Scotia for at least one year, and intend to settle permanently in Nova Scotia.