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Nova Scotia Experience Express Entry Stream (NSEE)

Nova Scotia Experience Express Entry Stream

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As of April 17, 2024, the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program has stopped accepting applications for the Accommodation and Food Services sector due to a high volume of pending applications.

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SUMMARY

The Nova Scotia Experience Express Entry Stream allows Nova Scotia to select applicants who wish to live permanently in Nova Scotia from Federal Express Entry system (➨page). They must have work experience in Nova Scotia.

Applicants can only apply to the Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry stream after receiving a Notification of Interest (NOI) letter from the province. Eligible candidates will be contacted directly by the NSNP through their Express Entry profile.

The NSNP will select candidates from the pool of candidates in Express Entry system based on the self-declared information in their Express Entry profile. So in order to apply under this program, you should have created and accepted to the pool of Express Entry.

Ready to take the next step towards your Canadian immigration journey? Fill out the form below and embark on your path to new opportunities.

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements must be met if you are applying to the Nova Scotia Experience – Express Entry Stream:

1- Eligibility for an Active Express Entry Profile

You must have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool. In order to be accepted to the Express Entry Pool, you must meet the eligibility criteria for one of the following three (3) economic immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (➨Page)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (➨Page)
  • Canadian Experience Class (➨Page)
In your Express Entry Profile, you must have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Nova Scotia.

2- Age

You must be between the ages of 21 and 55.

3- Work Experience in Nova Scotia

You must have equivalent of one (1) year authorized work experience in Nova Scotia within the last three (3) years in one of these National Occupational Classification (NOC) job groups:

  • Managerial jobs (TEER 0)
  • Professional jobs (TEER 1)
  • Technical jobs and skilled trades (TEER 2, 3)

One (1) year of experience should be continuous work in the same NOC but it can be full time, equivalent part-time or more than one job.

Under the Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry Stream, Work experience with NOC 62020 (Food service supervisors) is temporarily not eligible.

You are not qualified if your work experience was gained while on a PGWP (➨Page) based on the completion of studies outside Nova Scotia.

4- Education

At the time of application, you must have completed a high-school diploma and have the appropriate training, skills, and/or accreditation required for the job.

Candidates with a foreign education must provide an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report (➨Appendix 3) for their foreign education.

The ECA Report must not be more than five (5) years old prior to the date the application is submitted.

5- Language Ability

If your work experience in Canada is TEER 0 or 1 jobs, you must have taken an approved test results and have obtained a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark CLB 7 in all for abilities in English or French (➨Appendix 5).

If your work experience in Canada is TEER 2 or 3 jobs, you must have taken an approved test results and have obtained a minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark CLB 5 in all for abilities in English or French (➨Appendix 5).

6- Settlement Funds

You must show that you have enough money for you and your family to settle in Canada based on 50% of Statistics Canada’s Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) (➨Appendix 2). This amount is reduced in the case of a principal applicant who is already living in Nova Scotia or has arranged employment.
The Office of Immigration will not approve your application if it appears likely that your family income in Nova Scotia (based on your job offer and any spousal income) will be below Statistics Canada’s full year Low Income Cut-Off (LICO).

7- Ineligibility

You are not eligible to apply under the Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry Stream if you:
  • You are a refugee claimant in Canada, a failed refugee claimant, had a removal order, are prohibited from entering or being in Canada, do not have status in Canada or are living illegally in your country of residence.
  • You are a grand-parent, parent, spouse, or common-law partner of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Canada.
  • You are an international student who is currently studying at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • You are an international graduate who has studied in Canada, whose studies have been sponsored by an agency or government and who is contractually obligated to return to their country of origin.
  • You are on a federal post-graduation work permit whose occupation falls under TEER 4 or 5.
  • You have received a nomination or endorsement (NSNP or Atlantic Immigration Pilot) within the last 12 months.
  • You have unresolved custody or child support disputes affecting any dependent.
  • You are in Canada in the Caregiver Program.
  • You are under humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

Ready to take the next step towards your Canadian immigration journey? Fill out the form below and embark on your path to new opportunities.

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WHAT STEPS SHOULD YOU TAKE?

Step 1: Work in Nova Scotia

In order to be qualified under the Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry Stream and submit your application, you must have completed equivalent of one (1) year authorized work experience in Nova Scotia in an eligible occupation.
As a foreign worker in Canada, you first need to find an employer and secure the job for yourself. The criteria for your job in Nova Scotia are explained in “Minimum Requirements”.

Step 2: Create Express Entry Profile

In order to be invited to apply under Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry Stream, you must create an Express Entry Profile (➨page) for yourself. Within your Express Entry profile make sure you have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Nova Scotia.

Since you are eligible under one of the three (3) federal economic immigration programs (Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class), you will be accepted into the pool of candidates.
Candidates must receive by email a Notification of Interest letter (request to submit an application to apply to the program). If the NSNP does not ask you to submit an application, you are not eligible for consideration under this stream.

Step 3: Submit Application to NSNP

After you receive a Letter of Interest from Nova Scotia through your IRCC online account, you have thirty (30) calendar days to apply to NSNP under the Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry stream.
To apply, you must submit your application through Nova Scotia’s online service (➨immilib.com/NSEE-Apply) and ensure that you include all the required supporting documents.

If your application package is complete, you will receive a notification email within sixty (60) days of the date the NSNP receives your application confirming that your application has been received and accepted for consideration. This will include your NSNP file number.

Your application will only be considered for assessment while your federal Express Entry profile is active. Once your Express Entry profile is no longer available for nomination, you will no longer be eligible under this stream with your current application.

NSNP Application
Submit Online Application:
immilib.com/NSEE-Apply  
Official Program Guide:
immilib.com/NSEE-Guide
NSNP Application Fee:
None
Processing Time:
immilib.com/NS-PT
Document Checklist:

immilib.com/NSEE-Doc

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Contact:

902-424-5230

[email protected]

An NSNP officer will contact you if additional information is needed to assess your application and will tell you how to send the information. You may have to attend an in-person interview in Nova Scotia. You will be notified if such an interview is required.

If your application is approved, you will receive a nomination certificate through the Express Entry portal. The NSNP will also email you a nomination certificate that you should retain for your records.

You must accept the nomination within thirty (30) days after it is issued through the Express Entry portal in order to receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.

When you accept a nomination, you are awarded 600 additional points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) (➨page). This will help you quickly get invited to apply for permanent residence through your Express Entry profile.

Step 4: Apply for Permanent Residence

You can only apply for permanent residence (➨page) through Express Entry if you’ve received an invitation to apply.

Your Express Entry invitation to apply is valid for sixty (60) days only.

Apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (if applicable)

For those of you who are in Nova Scotia on a valid work, once you submit your complete PR application, you may apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) (➨page). This will let you continue working on a valid work permit until your PR application is finalized.

Step 5: Landing in Canada

If your application is approved, you will be asked to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven’t already done so. You will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR) and if you are from a country that requires a visa you will also be issued a permanent resident visa.

You will only become a Permanent Resident of Canada when you cross a Canadian port of entry. This is referred to as ‘landing in Canada’ (➨page).

You must land in Canada before the expiry date, which appears on your Canada Immigration Visa. Usually, the expiry date is one (1) year from the time medical examinations were completed. As this is not always the case, be sure to verify the expiry date as soon as the Canada Immigration Visa is received.

Ready to take the next step towards your Canadian immigration journey? Fill out the form below and embark on your path to new opportunities.

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