Immigration to Nova Scotia under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program

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Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

What streams exist in the NSNP? All information is summarized in a convenient table.

All streams of the NSNP
StreamIs Job Offer requiredIs it linked to Express Entry?Is the stream open?
Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Category AYesYesOpen
Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Category BNoYesClosed
Nova Scotia Experience: Express EntryYesYesOpen
Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities StreamNoYesOpen
Labour Market Priorities for PhysiciansYesYesOpen
Skilled Worker StreamYesNoOpen
Occupations in DemandYesNoOpen
Physician StreamYesNoOpen
Entrepreneur StreamNoNoOpen
International Graduate Entrepreneur StreamNoNoOpen


May 22 – Nova Scotia invited nurses in the NSNP

On May 22, 2020, Nova Scotia conducted a new draw in the Labour Market Priorities Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). In this invitation round, the province issued Letters of Interest to Express Entry candidates whose primary occupation is registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse (NOC 3012). All invited candidates must prove a relevant higher education and have letters of reference from employers to prove three or more years of experience as a nurse. In addition, all invitees have to demonstrate the language abilities at a Canadian Language Benchmark level 8 or higher in English or French in all language abilities.

All previous invitations rounds

Apr 27 – Nova Scotia issued Letters of Interest to the Francophone candidates

On April 27, 2019, Nova Scotia held an invitation round in the Labour Market Priorities Stream of the NSNP. In this round, Nova Scotia invited Express Entry candidates whose first official language is French. The eligibility criteria in this round required a CLB score of 8 or higher in French and a CLB score of 6 or higher in English in all four bands. Additionally, candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or graduate from an education program of three or more years.

Feb 29 – Nova Scotia updated the list of Designated Employers for AIPP

On February 29, 2020, Nova Scotia has updated its list of designated employers. Since the last update, Nova Scotia designated 42 new employers. The list now includes 1,176 employers that have been designated by the provincial government to participate in the AIPP. In total, there are 2,469 employers in all four Atlantic provinces who can hire foreign workers in the framework of AIPP.

Feb 11 – Nova Scotia invited 28 entrepreneurs in the first draw

On February 11, 2020, Nova Scotia published the results of the first draws in the Entrepreneur and the International Graduate Entrepreneur Streams of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) that occurred on February 5. Nova Scotia invited 27 entrepreneurs with the lowest score of 115 points, 3 points lower than on November 12, 2019. As for the International Graduate Entrepreneurs, NSNP issued only one invitation to a candidate whose score was 67 points, 13 points more than in the previous round that was held on September 6, 2019. In 2019, Nova Scotia invited 221 entrepreneurs and three of them in the International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream.

Invitation rounds to Nova Scotia in 2020

DateStreamITAsLowest score
5-FebEntrepreneur Stream27115
5-FebInternational Graduate Entrepreneur167
27-AprNova Scotia Labour Market PrioritiesN/AN/A
22-MayNova Scotia Labour Market PrioritiesN/AN/A
2020 Total28

Immigration to Nova Scotia in 2019 Archive

Permanent Residence Issuance Statistics

Express Entry Immigration

Provincial Immigration

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