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Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream Reopens


The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration will open their online application system for the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream in the coming weeks.

This Immigration Stream from Nova Scotia will reopen again this year since 2015. It is a part of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), and is one of two NSNP streams aligned with the federal government’s Express Entry immigration selection system.

The Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream selects highly skilled individuals who wish to live in Nova Scotia permanently. Applicants must have a good chance of quickly finding a job in Nova Scotia’s labour market.

To be eligible, you must:

  • have at least 1 year of skilled work experience in one of our target occupations;
  • have a Canadian high school credential or equivalent;
  • prove language ability in English or French at Canadian Language Benchmark 7;
  • score 67 points or more on the stream’s six selection factors;
  • show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia;
  • have a profile registered in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Express Entry system

To know the details and check your points if qualified, you can download Application Guide here.

The combination of the Provincial Nominee Program and a new federal pilot project points to another strong year for attracting skilled immigrants to Nova Scotia in 2017. Premier Stephen McNeil says immigration is a key priority for the government. Under the Provincial Nominee Program, Nova Scotia will be allocated 1,350 nominations for 2017. The province also has a further 800 nominations through the new federal Atlantic Immigration Pilot program. Combined, this totals to a record 2,150 potential nominations.  Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab says the Atlantic Immigration Pilot is another tool employers can use to help fill jobs where they have persistent labour gaps. Preliminary figures through the end of October show that 4,853 newcomers came to Nova Scotia in 2016, the highest number of arrivals since the end of the Second World War.-  Nova Scotia 2017 News Release


Disclaimer: is not in any way connected with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) (formerly Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), nor are immigration consultants by profession or agency any information or news shared on this site are gathered from updates from various resources.


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