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Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Category B – No Job Offer Required


The Nova Scotia Nominee Program – Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream selects skilled individuals who want to settle in the Province of Nova Scotia permanently and either has a one year or longer full-time job offer from a Nova Scotia employer or have a reasonable ability to attach quickly to Nova Scotia’s labor market.

The Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Category B is for applicants with experience in an opportunity occupation. The applicant must have at least one year continuous full-time (or 1,560 hours or more) or an equal amount in part-time paid work experience in the last 6 years in the following list of occupation:

  • Financial auditors and accountants – NOC 1111
  • Other financial officers – NOC 1114
  • Professional occupations in advertising, marketing, and public relations – NOC 1123
  • Administrative assistants- NOC 1241
  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers – NOC 1311
  • Civil engineers – NOC 2131
  • Information systems analysts and consultants – NOC 2171
  • Computer programmers and interactive media development – NOC 2174
  • Computer network technicians – NOC 2281
  • User support technicians – NOC 2282
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses – NOC 3012
  • Licensed practical nurses – NOC 3233
  • College and other vocational instructors – NOC 4021
  • Paralegal and related occupations – NOC 4211
  • Social and community service workers – NOC 4212
  • Financial sales representatives – NOC 6235

Once the individual has at least 1 year of skilled work experience in the targeted occupations above, other requirements to be eligible for the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream are the following:

  • Have a profile registered in Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry system. You must have an Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code.
  • Valid foreign diploma and its educational credential assessment (ECA)
  • Valid Language Exam demonstrating CLB 7 in each of the 4 language abilities (reading, writing,
  • Listening and speaking).
  • A score of 67 points or more on the stream’s six selection factors.
  • Show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia.

The Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Category B stream opened on May 8, 2017, to accept 250 new applications. However, the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) stream paused after opening due to some technical error. It is expected to re-open soon at any point of time this year; however, exact dates of opening have not been confirmed by the Provincial government as of now.

Furthermore, if you are one of the foreign skilled workers that fall into the Nova Scotia targeted occupations, you might like to make Express Entry profile now. Make sure that you have the Express Entry Profile Number and Job Seeker Validation Code. So that once it reopens, you are already prepared and can submit immediately your NSNP application online.

To know your points on the Nova Scotia Selection Factor, click Selection Factors.

To determine the amount of money you need for proof of funds click Proof of Funds. 

To fill out your Express Entry Profile click Express Entry.

We will update this article as soon as the program reopens. Once it reopens, you can submit your NSNP application here –> Nova Scotia Online Services.



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