Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program

Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program

What is Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program?

NSNP is the Provincial Nominee Program that allows Nova Scotia to nominate those immigration aspirants that have the skills and experience targeted by it, for immigration to Canada.

What are the different NSNP Categories?

  • Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur
  • Skilled Worker
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

What is the Process for Nova Scotia Nominee Program 2021?

  • The NSNP is Nova Scotia’s PNP that allows it to select the most suitable immigration aspirants for Canada PR Nomination so that skilled workers can stay and work in Nova Scotia and contribute to its economy.
  • To migrate to Nova Scotia, the first step is applying under NSNP. This nomination will give you additional 600 points on CRS!
  • The process of application depends on the NSNP pathway or stream you choose.

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What are the minimum requirements for NSNP and how to apply for NSNP under each stream?

The eligibility criteria under each stream is different, make sure you meet the same. Here’s how to apply for NSNP 2020.

NSNP Stream:

NSNP Stream  Entrepreneur
Is It for You?
(Minimum Requirement for NSNP)
If you are a businessman and have operated a business in Nova Scotia for a year, and plan to be a PR in Nova Scotia and run the business, you can apply under Entrepreneur stream.
How to Apply? 1.If you meet the specific requirements, to apply submit an EOI.
2.Get your EOI score in a confirmation mail.
3.If you get an ITA you make a complete application for nomination for Canada PR Visa.
NSNP Stream   International Graduate Entrepreneur
 
Is It for You?
(Minimum Requirement for NSNP) 
If you are a recent graduate from a recognized Nova Scotia university, have been running a business in Nova Scotia for a year and want to stay here permanently and want to run the business here, this stream is for you.
How to Apply?

1. If you meet the specific requirements, to apply submit an EOI.

2.Get your EOI score in a confirmation mail.

3.If you get an ITA you make a complete application for nomination for Canada PR Visa.

NSNP Stream Skilled Worker
 
Is It for You?
(Minimum Requirement for NSNP)
 
If you are highly skilled and have a high probability for selection by a Nova Scotia employer owing to your skills, whether you have a Nova Scotia job offer or not, you can apply under the skilled worker stream
How to Apply? 1. Make an account
2. Fill the application form
3.Get a copy
4.Attach required documents
5.Submit application and wait for processing, usually 3 months.
Make sure not to leave out any minor details.
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NSNP Stream Nova Scotia Demand Express Entry
 
Is It for You?
(Minimum Requirement for NSNP)
 
If you already have an Express Entry profile and are highly skilled, you may apply under the NSNP Demand Express Entry Stream of NSNP.
If you have a job offer you can apply anytime. If you have experience but no job offer, check if the category is currently open.
How to Apply? 1.Make an account
2.Fill the application form
3.Get a copy
4.Attach required documents
5.Submit application and wait for processing, usually 3 months.
NSNP Stream Nova Scotia Experience Express Entry
Is It for You?
(Minimum Requirement for NSNP)
If you have an Express entry profile and have minimum one year of work experience with an employer in Nova Scotia you may apply under this stream.
How to Apply? 1.Make an account,
2.Fill the application form
3.Get a copy
4.Attach required documents
5.Submit application and wait for processing, usually 3 months.

 Processing Time for Nova Scotia PNP?

The processing time for a completed and valid application can be 3 or more months, depending on case to case. Once you get your NSNP Nominee Certificate, apply to IRCC within 6 months for Canada PR Visa.

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What is Nova Scotia PNP IELTS Requirement?

For being eligible for NSNP, if English is your primary language out of French & English, you must score a minimum CLB 7across all verticals of IELTS (reading, writing, speaking & listening).

A higher CLB than CLB 7 will get higher points for you. To get expert advice on how to score better at IELTS, get in touch.

The selection factors for Nova Scotia PNP are:

Factor Points
Education Maximum 25 Points
Ability in English and/or French Maximum 28 Points
Work Experience Maximum 15 Points
Age Maximum 12 Points
Arranged employment in Nova Scotia Maximum 10 Points
Adaptability Maximum 10 Points
Total Maximum 100 Points
Minimum Passing Points 67 Points

FAQs

What is Nova Scotia PNP program?

 Nova Scotia PNP program or NSNP is a provincial nominee program that helps nominate highly skilled immigration candidates for Canada PR and to stay and work in Nova Scotia permanently.

Is it easy to get PR in Nova Scotia?

 Yes, getting a PR in Nova Scotia is comparatively easier than other provinces as the eligibility requirements are not simple.

How do I become a permanent resident of Nova Scotia?

 For being a Canadian PR in Nova Scotia:

  • The first step is to have an Express Entry profile and
  • Share an EOI for NSNP.
  • If you are found eligible, you may get an ITA for Canada PR.
  • Post this IRCC may approve your PR Visa.

What is the document checklist for Nova NSNP?

Documents required depends on the stream of NSNP you choose.

Following is the NSNP Document Checklist for skilled workers applying through Nova Scotia Demand Express Entry stream:

  1. A valid ECA report for degree/diploma/certificate earned outside Canada.
  2. Language proficiency test results. (IELTS CLB 7 across all four skills)
  3. Proof of work experience in relevant fields of education/ training in the past 6 years.
  4. Updated travel document/ Passport.
  5. Proof of Identity like Birth Certificate.
  6. Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  7. Bank Statements for the past 3 months.
  8. Proof of Settlement Funds.
  9. Any other documents  as required.

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