You may be eligible for Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry if you are a skilled worker with at least one year of experience working in Nova Scotia in a high skilled occupation and wish to settle permanently in the province.
Provide language test results demonstrating that you meet minimum language proficiency for your occupation’s Skill Type or Level:
NOC Type 0 or Level A: CLB 7
NOC Level B: CLB 5
Test results can be no more than two years old
Have at least one year of continuous, full-time (or equivalent part-time) paid work experience in Nova Scotia in a single occupation classified as National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Type 0 or Skill Level A or B in the three years before you apply.
You must provide proof that you gained your experience in Nova Scotia with the proper authorization.
Have secondary or post-secondary education credentials
Demonstrate that you intend to live in Nova Scotia permanently.
Individuals in the following circumstances are not eligible for the Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry category:
Intending to work in an occupation that is a NOC level C or D
A grand-parent, parent, spouse, or common-law partner of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Canada, an applicant under humanitarian and compassionate grounds, a refugee claimant or a failed refugee claimant
Not legally in your current country of residence
In Canada illegally, under a removal order, or are prohibited from entering or being in Canada
An individual who does not have status; you are not eligible to apply until your status has been restored
An international student who is currently studying at a Canadian post-secondary institution
An international graduate who has studied in Canada, whose studies have been sponsored by an agency or government and who is contractually obliged to return to their country of origin
On a valid federal post-graduation work permit whose occupation falls under NOC skill level C or D
The spouse of an international student at a Canadian post-secondary institution who is not in his/her last academic year of studies
An individual with unresolved custody or child support disputes affecting any dependent
In a sales position that is based solely on commission for compensation
An individual whose 12 months full time skilled work experience in the three years before you application is not based in Nova Scotia
An individual in Canada who is in the Caregiver Program
Intending to start a business and/or be self-employed in Nova Scotia
A passive investor (individuals who intend to invest in a Nova Scotia business with very limited or no involvement in the day-to-day management of the business)
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