Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry is one of the streams of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), operated by the province of Nova Scotia. This stream is designed to target newcomers with work experience in Nova Scotia who will be able integrate into Nova Scotia’s workforce longterm.
Aligned with the federal Express Entry system, successful applicants to the Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry stream receive a 600 point boost to their Express Entry profiles, virtually guaranteeing them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence.
|Express Entry Profile||Yes|
|Connection to Province||Work Experience|
|Language Proficiency||CLB 7 NOC 0 or A
CLB 5 for NOC B
|Level of Education||High school|
|Work Experience||Employed in Nova Scotia
NOC 0, A, or B
Express Entry Requirement
To be eligible for Category B of the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream, applicants must be registered in the federal Express Entry pool. To submit a profile to the pool, applicants must be eligible for at least one of three federal Economic programs:
Connection to Nova Scotia
In order to be eligible for this program, a candidate must have at least 12 months of full-time work experience or an equivalent amount in part-time experience. This must have been obtained while working with an employer in Nova Scotia. The work experience must be at National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B.
If a candidate’s Nova Scotia work experience was obtained in a position at NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B then they must have valid language test scores showing proficiency equivalent to the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 7 or higher. If a candidate’s Nova Scotia work experience was obtained in a position at NOC Skill Level B they must have valid language test scores showing proficiency equivalent to CLB 5.
The Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry stream is open to new applications at any time. This stream accepts applications electronically via the Nova Scotia online immigration portal. Successful applicants will receive a nomination from Nova Scotia. After accepting the provincial nomination, the applicant’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score will increase by 600 points, virtually guaranteeing they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in the next Express Entry draw.
After receiving an ITA, the applicant must prepare and submit an official application for Canadian permanent residence within the designated timeframe. Applications for permanent residence submitted through Express Entry are generally processed within six months.
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