Nova Scotia

  • Eligible candidates who are interested in applying to the stream may benefit from being prepared in advance and ensuring they have all documentation up-to-date and ready to submit. Applicants who are successfully nominated by the province of Nova Scotia receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, leaving them well positioned to receive an Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residence.

  • The Atlantic pilot project is a new three-year pilot program for immigration to Atlantic Canada. The program was launched on March 6, 2017.

  • Nova Scotia says its Provincial Nominee Program nominated a record number of immigrants in 2017. The Atlantic Canada province nominated more than 1,400 people through its 5 provincial nominee programs.

  • Candidates in the Express Entry pool may find themselves selected by provinces . specialized immigration streams in Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia started selecting qualified skilled workers from Express Entry selection pool.

  • Canada’s provinces employ a variety of approaches to selecting the Express Entry candidates they invite to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence, and the past week saw examples of three of them in action in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario.

  • A new immigration policy for Atlantic Canada will be established very soon. Nova scotia ,New Brunswick ,Prince Edward Island , Newfoundland and Labrador are planning to find solutions to simplify their immigration policies to attract more immigrants to their provinces.

  • Provincial nominee programs in PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick playing key roles

  • Three new Express Entry-linked PNP streams were created in 2018 and others were improved

  • Job vacancies in Canada’s private sector rose to a record high in the third quarter of 2017, says a new report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

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    The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration has issued the following occupation list of professions where there may be employment opportunities. Candidates who have at least one year of work experience in one of the professions and the equivalent of Level 7 in all four language areas (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) using the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), may qualify to be nominated for CIC’s Express Entry system through the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream.

  • East coast provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have both opened Express Entry Immigration Selection System which offers six month duration for application process. None of these immigration programs need a job offer from a Canadian employer and application can be submitted without any arrange of employment.

    However, candidates must keep in mind that they must meet the eligibility requirements of at least one of the following programs:

    •  Federal Skilled Worker Program
    •  Federal Skilled Trades Program
    •  Canadian Experience Class


    New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream

    This program is based on EOI submission. Candidates who want to apply under New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form within the first 15 days of each month.

    These forms will be evaluated and a score will be assigned to each. And the highest scored candidates will receive an invitation to apply for New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program. The minimum required point for this program will be 67 out of 100.

    Selection factors are:

    •  Language ability in English and/or French
    •  Level of education
    •  Work experience
    •  Age
    •  Job offer


    Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

    Eligibility requirements of Nova Scotia Experience – Express Entry program are listed below:

    •  Age
    •  Work experience
    •  Previous work Experience in Nova Scotia
    •  Education
    •  Language ability in English and/or French
    •  Adaptability & intention to settle


  • Immigration to Canada remains on the rise at both the provincial and federal level, despite a move this week by the province of Quebec to reduce the number of newcomers it will welcome next year.  

  • Halifax business owner put in limbo by permanent residency application delay.

  • A majority of Canadians continue to hold positive views on key aspects of immigration and few see immigrants and refugees as a pressing national concern, a new Environics Institute survey has found.

  • A new report on the Government of Canada’s Express Entry economic immigration system shows candidates from India and China led their fellow Express Entry candidates in invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in 2017.

  • Some of Canada’s most desired destination provinces have been active with respect to their Express Entry and provincial nominee program (PNP)) streams this Spring, giving candidates in the Express Entry pool a range of opportunities to obtain a provincial nomination certificate. With such a nomination, a candidate obtains 600 additional points and an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence at a subsequent draw from the pool.

  • A complete immigration report published by the government of Nova Scotia does disclose the fact t that 2015 was a breakthrough year for the province in the last decade of the province immigration policy in attracting new immigrants, and it looks like 2016 will see even more positive news.

  • Canada has started issuing open work permits to spouses of Canadian Citizens and Residents as they await Permanent residence through spousal sponsorship program

    The changes, which came into effect as of January 2015 as a pilot project for a period of one year , will allow the spouses and common-law partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are urrently residing in Canada to benefit from expedited access to open work permits while their applications for permanent residence are being processed. Eligible applicants will now be able to apply for an open work ermit before the approval in principle decision is made on their application for permanent residence in Canada. Applicants whose permanent resident applications are received after December 22, 2014 will have heir application for an open work permit processed within four months of receipt of their work permit application. An open work permit allows applicants to work for any employer for a specified period of time hile their permanent residence applications are processed.

  • The government of Nova Scotia has announced that it will accept up to 300 more applications through the province immigration stream, starting at 9 a.m. local time (8 a.m. EST) on Wednesday, October 11. These applications will be accepted under Category B of the stream. A job offer is not required, but eligible Express Entry candidates must have work experience in an eligible occupation.

  • Ahmed Hussen said he wants to expand pilot that links skilled refugees with 5 provinces and territories