Nova Scotia

  • 350 applicants Accepted through Nova Scotia Express Entry Stream

    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.

  • A New Three-year Pilot Program for Immigration to Atlantic Canada

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

  • A Record Number of Nova Scotia Immigrants in 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.

  • An overview of Canada’s PNP immigration results in October 2020

    Alberta announced it is launching a new expression of interest portal and a new immigration pathway for recent international student graduates from Alberta post-secondary institutions.

  • Applicants in Express Entry pool, may be selected with lower scores

    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.

  • Applicants with lower points are selected through Express Entry

    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.

  • Atlantic Provinces planning to attract more New Immigrants through easier Immigration Programs

    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.

  • Canada expanding processing capacity to expedite family reunion

    New office space and more employees are expected to reduce processing time for family class applications.

  • Canada providing charter flights to facilitate the arrival of Ukrainian refugees

    Three charter flights are being provided for Ukrainians to travel from Poland to three different Canadian provinces.

    Over the next few weeks, Ukrainians who have been approved under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) and their family members will have access to chartered flights to Canada.

  • Canada removing barriers to permanent residence for physicians

    IRCC will now allow physicians who are already in Canada to apply for PR under Express Entry programs.

  • Canada’s Maritime Provinces experiencing “fastest” ‎population growth in decades

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

  • Canada’s PNP immigration results for April 2022

    A look back at last month's Provincial Nominee Program updates and draw results from across the country.

  • Canada’s population growth at highest level in more than 30 years

    113,700 new immigrants arrived in Canada in the first quarter of 2022.

    As of April 1, 2022, Canada’s population was estimated to be nearly 39 million people. This is a population increase of nearly 128,000 people over three months from January 1.

  • Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program: Key 2018 changes that will felt this year

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

  • Canada’s top jobs for LMIA-exempt work permit holders in 2021

    IRCC data show where foreign workers got jobs in Canada under the International Mobility Program last year.
    Most of Canada’s foreign workers fall under the International Mobility Program (IMP). In 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued more than 315,000 work permits under the IMP alone. The Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) accounted for about 104,000 work permits issued.

  • Canadian job vacancies are high

    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.

  • Employment Opportunities in Nova Scotia

    Photo by Ruth Troughton on Unsplash

    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.

  • Express Entry launch in Eastern Provinces

    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


  • Federal government and Provinces are seeking additional skilled immigrants in 2019

    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.  

  • Federal immigration delays stall Nova Scotia population goals

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