All you need to know about Nova Scotia PNP

The Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSNP) offered various streams through which individuals could apply for Canadian permanent residency. However, keep in mind that immigration programs can change over time, so it's crucial to refer to the official Nova Scotia immigration website for the most up-to-date and accurate information.

The NSNP typically included the following streams:

  1. Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream (Category A and Category B)
  2. Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry Stream
  3. Skilled Worker Stream
  4. Entrepreneur Stream
  5. International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream
  6. Physician Stream

To get started with the application process, potential applicants generally needed to:

  1. Determine Eligibility: Review the eligibility criteria for the specific stream they want to apply under. Each stream has its own set of requirements related to work experience, education, language proficiency, and other factors.
  2. Create an Express Entry Profile (if applicable): For streams that were aligned with the federal Express Entry system (such as the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry and Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry streams), candidates were required to create an Express Entry profile and indicate their interest in the NSNP
  3. Receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA): If your EOI is successful and you meet the criteria, you may receive an ITA to apply for a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia.
  4. Apply for Provincial Nomination: Once you receive an ITA, you can submit a complete application for provincial nomination to the NSOI.
  5. Receive Provincial Nomination: If your application is approved, you will receive a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia. This nomination gives you additional points in the federal Express Entry system or provides a pathway to permanent residency through other streams.
  6. Apply for Permanent Residency: With the provincial nomination, you can apply for Canadian permanent residency to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as a provincial nominee.
Mandatory documents that you cannot forget:

Identity and Civil Status Documents:

 Valid passport

Birth certificate

Marriage certificate (if applicable)

Language Proficiency Test Results:

English language test (e.g., IELTS) or French language test (e.g., TEF) results, as per the language requirements of the NSPNP.

Education Documents:

 Educational transcripts and certificates (high school, college, university, etc.)

Educational credential assessment (ECA) report, if applicable, to prove foreign education equivalency to Canadian standards.

Work Experience Documents:

 Letters of reference from previous employers detailing your work experience.

Employment letters that prove your current or previous work in Nova Scotia, if required for specific NSPNP streams.

Proof of Funds:

 Documentation showing that you have sufficient funds to support yourself and your family members during the initial settlement period in Nova Scotia.

Settlement Plan:

 A detailed plan explaining your intention to live and work in Nova Scotia and your settlement plans.

Medical Examination Results:

Results of a medical examination conducted by a designated panel physician.

Police Clearance Certificates:

Police clearance certificates from all countries where you have lived for a certain period, indicate that you have no criminal record.

Other Documents:

 Additional documents may be required based on the specific NSPNP stream you are applying for. Each stream may have unique requirements. It is important to take guidance and professional expertise from RCIC and stay up-to-date with the latest information from the Government's official website. 

It is essential to note that the NSNP may have specific quotas and processing times for each stream. Additionally, the eligibility criteria and requirements may be subject to change, so it's crucial to verify the most current information on the official Nova Scotia immigration website before proceeding with your application.

For the most recent and detailed information, please visit the official Nova Scotia immigration website or consult with a qualified immigration consultant or lawyer.