Nova Scotia is an ideal destination for individuals who appreciate nature and seek a harmonious blend of economic opportunities and scenic splendor. To address the shortage of skilled workers in the province, Nova Scotia employs a provincial nomination system to select immigration candidates. This system includes the Demand Express Entry stream and a direct application for provincial nomination.

Immigration streams

The NSNP offers nomination opportunities for prospective immigrants who possess the skills and experience that align with Nova Scotia's needs. The following immigration streams are available under the NSNP:

Appropriate Work Experience

Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream

Proof of Funds Statement

Note: The SIRS system of the BC PNP is subject to potential changes without prior notice by the program administrators. This includes modifications to scoring grids, the duration your entry remains in the selection pool.

Nova Scotia PNP Points Calculator

To qualify for the Nova Scotia PNP, applicants must attain a minimum of 67 points out of 100. These points are determined through an evaluation of various factors that are mentioned in the table below with the maximum points that can be attained for each factor:

Factors Maximum Points Awarded
Education 25
Work Experience 15
Language Proficiency 28
Adaptability 10
Age 12
Arranged Employment 10

Factors Considered in Nova Scotia Points Calculator 2023

1. Education

Level of Education Points
Doctoral level 25
Master's level or professional degree 23>
Two or more post-secondary credentials, one of which is a three-year or longer post-secondary credential 22
Three-year or longer post-secondary credential 21
Two-year post-secondary credential 19
One-year post-secondary credential 15
Secondary school 5

2. Work Experience

Work Experience Points
1 year (Minimum threshold) 9
2-3 years 11
4-5 years 13
6 years or more 15

3. Adaptability

Adaptability Points
PA previous work in Canada (minimum 1 year NOC 0, A, B) 10
A previous study in Canada 5
A previous study in Canada. accompanying spouse/partner 5
Previous work in Canada. accompanying spouse/partner 5
Arranged employment in Canada 5
Relative in Canada 18 years or older 5
Language ability CLB 4 or above accompanying spouse/partner (IELTS 4.0/ 4.5/ 3.5/ 4.0) 5


Age of Applicant Points
18 - 35 12
36 11
37 10
38 9
39 8
40 7
41 6
42 5
43 4
44 3
45 2
46 1
47 and over 0

Arranged Employment:

  • The ApplicantIs presently employed in Canada with a skilled position (NOC 0, A, or B level) on an LMIA- based work permit.
  • Additional RequirementsThe work permit is valid when a permanent residency application is made* and
  • The employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant.
  • 10
  • The Applicantis currently employed in Canada under an LMIA-exempt work permit or a work permit issued through a provincial/territorial agreement.
  • Additional RequirementsThe work permit is valid when a permanent residency application is made* and
  • The employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant.
  • 10
  • The ApplicantIs without a valid work permit and does not have any other form of authorization to engage in employment within Canada.
  • Additional RequirementsA prospective employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant; and
    The offer of employment has received a positive LMIA
  • 10
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