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Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program Process 2020

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What are the different streams under NSNP 2020?

Following are the different immigration streams under NSNP that facilitate immigrants with different skill sets to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR:

  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry – This stream is to select highly skilled candidates who have a valid Express Entry profile. Through this stream, NSNP is able to look for candidates with required qualifications in the federal government’s express entry pool.
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry – This program is in line with the federal government’s Express Entry program that allows express entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination. To qualify under this stream, candidates are required to have a minimum of one year of work experience of working in the province in a skilled occupation.
  • Nova Scotia Skilled Worker – This stream enables the province employers, to select foreign workers and international graduates with required skills in the province. The skilled worker is required to have a job offer from an eligible employer to submit their application for PR under this program.
  • Nova Scotia Physicians – This stream is designed for skilled immigrants who have a job offer from a health organization in the province.
  • Nova Scotia Entrepreneur – This stream provides the experience businessmen around the world an immigration pathway to Nova Scotia, in order to run their own or buy an existing business in the province. After the business is operated for a minimum of one year, they are nominated for permanent resident status.
  • Nova Scotia International Graduate Entrepreneur – This stream targets recent international graduates from the educational institutions of the province who have started or own a business in the province and have operated it for a minimum of one year.
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities – This stream is to target skilled express entry candidates who have work experience in a skilled occupation that is in-demand in the province. As of now, this stream is only accepting applications from those immigrants who are having experience as Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC Code 4214)
  • Nova Scotia Occupations In-Demand – This stream targets immigrants who are having job-offers from eligible employers of the province in an in-demand occupation. This stream allows the applicants with work experience as Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC Code 3413) OR Transport truck drivers (NOC Code 7511)

What are the minimum requirements to apply for NSNP in 2020 under Nova Scotia In-demand: Express entry category?

Following are the minimum requirements that an express entry candidate must meet in order to apply for a provincial nomination through NSNP in 2020:

  • Need to have a valid express entry profile
  • Must score a minimum of 67 points or more on the stream’s six selection factors
  • Must have a job offer from an eligible employer of the province for a skilled occupation
  • Minimum of one year of work experience related to the job-offered
  • Must have a Canadian high school credential or its equivalent
  • Under language proficiency, minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 is required
  • Have to show minimum settlement funds to support the move to the province

Processing time for an eligible application can be approximately 3 months or more. Within six months of getting the provincial nomination certificate, the candidate has to apply for their permanent resident visa to the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Candidate and their spouse or dependents have to meet all the requirements for medical, criminal admissibility, and security.

What are the documents required to apply for NSNP 2020?

Following are the list of a minimum set of documents that are required to apply for a provincial nomination through NSNP 2020:

  • Verified foreign education certifications along with the ECA (Educational Credential Assessment)
  • Language test like IELTS scorecard
  • Letters of reference
  • Valid traveling documents
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable)
  • Proof of funds that includes bank statements etc.
  • Any other relevant documents that are included in the document checklist

What are the other major ways to move to the province of Nova Scotia in 2020?

Other than the provincial nomination program of Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia Nominee Program, the other immigration pathway to the province is through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP).

Nova Scotia is one of the four Atlantic provinces that are participating in the immigration pilot program that allows the eligible employer of the Atlantic provinces to recruit foreign workers to fill the job vacancy in the province’s labour market that they are not able to fill locally.

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