Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSNP)

Once you are ready to move to beautiful Nova Scotia you can apply to a Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) stream.

Through the NSNP, prospective immigrants who have the skills and experience targeted by Nova Scotia may be nominated to immigrate. Review the different NSNP streams to determine if you qualify as:

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

The application process depends on the stream you qualify for. The processing time for eligible applications can be three (3) months or more.

Within six (6) months of receiving your nominee certificate, apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for your permanent resident visa. You, your spouse and your dependents must meet all requirements for medical, security and criminal admissibility. In some cases you may be asked to go for an interview. CIC has the final authority to issue a permanent resident visa.

The process depends on the NSNP stream you qualify for.

The processing time for eligible applications can be three (3) months or more.

Within six (6) months of receiving your nominee certificate, apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for your permanent resident visa. You, your spouse and your dependents must meet all requirements for medical, security and criminal admissibility. In some cases, you may be asked to go for an interview. CIC has the final authority to issue a permanent resident visa.