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Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)


Nova Scotia is one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada. It’s a small yet beautiful Canadian province with an area of 55,284 square kilometres. The resource based economy of the province is also supported by agriculture, tourism and cinema industry.  The natural sceneries, i.e. rolling sea, forests and landscape, lakes, etc. and low cost living makes it one of the best places to live in Canada for immigrants.

How to move to Nova Scotia, Canada?

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) is the key pathway to immigrate to Nova Scotia in Canada. Applicants interested in permanent residency in Nova Scotia, Canada apply in the NSNP under various streams. Here are few key streams of NSNP:

  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
  • Physician
  • Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur
  • Skilled Worker
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry


What is Nova Scotia Demand- Express Entry Strea?

Nova Scotia Demand- Express Entry (Category B) stream is key stream of NSNP, which is widely popular as well. To apply in this stream an applicant need to have an account in the Federal Express Entry System and obtain minimum 67 points out of one hundred under any of the relevant categories of Express Entry, i.e. FSW, CEC and FST.

What are the Benefits of Nova Scotia Demand- Express Entry Stream?

Here are the key benefits of this stream:

  • You don’t need the employment offer to apply in this key stream of NSNP.
  • First come, first served pattern
  • You get additional 600 CRS points in express entry once you are selected for provincial nomination
  • Additional CRS points ensure that you get Canada PR Invitation from IRCC

What is the Processing Time of Nova Scotia PNP?

The processing time can be three months or even more depending on the stream, visa category, etc. the applicant has selected to apply. Also, the processing time may vary for separate applications based on accuracy or genuineness of each application as well as the attached documents. Some applications may take longer than estimated processing time depending on such key factors.

Eligibility requirements to apply NSNP- Express Entry stream

The eligibility requirements to apply under popular Nova Scotia Demand Express Entry (NSDEE) stream are as follows.

  • You need to have an account registered in federal Express Entry system under relevant category of express entry
  • Must have at least one year of skilled work experience in any of the target occupations of Nova Scotia
  • Must have overseas education credentials  equivalent to Canada (duly assessed and authenticated by the approved assessing authority)
  • Fulfil the language skill criteria in English or French, i.e. CLB ( Canadian Language Benchmark) 7 or above
  • Score minimum 67 points or more on the points assessment grid of the stream
  • Show sufficient funds to settle in the Nova Scotia.


Lastly, if you wish to apply in Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) to obtain Canadian PR through increased CRS Score, you may get in touch with a registered Canadian migration agent for inclusive NSNP process assistance.

Also, visit the Canada PR Avenue website on a regular basis to confirm latest news, updates, process requirements and announcements, etc. regarding NSNP.

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