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Migration Expert Canada is a private immigration company with a team of highly experienced ICCRC regulated migration consultants who represent clients from across the globe wishing to apply for a Canadian visa. Migration Expert provides fee-based services in addition to the official government charges to advise, assist and represent our clients through the often-complex visa application process.
All decisions for granting of a visa remain with the Canadian Government subject to lodging a valid application using the free forms available on the Government website and meeting the relevant criteria. Migration Expert is not affiliated with the Canadian Government and act independent in the interests of our clients.
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Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) Visa Canada

The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration works with the Federal Government of Canada to promote immigration through the exciting Nova Scotia Nominee Program which is designed to encourage people from around the world to settle in the province.

This program allows Nova Scotia to recruit and select immigrants who can contribute to the province in meeting its labour market and economic needs. Nominated individuals together with their spouse/partner and dependent children, are eligible to apply, with for expedited processing, for a permanent resident visa from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

Employers seeking to sponsor or hire foreign workers can sign up for Canadian Corporate Immigration Services.

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Nova Scotia Nominee Program Basic Visa Requirements

Under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), various streams of eligibility allow for the selection of eligible nominees.

All nominees must have:

  • A guaranteed, full-time, permanent job offer must have legal status in his/her country of residence,
  • Legal status in his/her country of residence
  • Wish to settle permanently in charming Nova Scotia,
  • Have sufficient settlement supports,
  • Meet the minimum criteria for age, education, work experience, and
  • Language ability requirements for the stream

The Nova Scotia - Regional Labour Market Demand Stream allows eligible applicants to apply for permanent residence in Canada if they are between 21 to 55 years of age, have sufficient proficiency in English or French, have a post-secondary diploma of at least 1-year, intend to work in one of 43 specified in-demand occupations and have at least 2 years experience in the occupation as well as other general requirements.

The Skilled Worker Stream allows for the fast-tracking of permanent residence for skilled migrants with a permanent full-time job offer from an established local business, where the job offer includes a benefits package that meets provincial employment standards and prevailing wage rates.

The Family Business Worker Stream aims to help family-owned businesses to hire close relatives who have skills that cannot be found locally. The worker must have a guaranteed, permanent job offer in Nova Scotia from an employer who is a close relative and who owns an established business in Nova Scotia. Priority will be given to workers whose family employer can demonstrate that they will provide additional supports to assist the worker and their accompanying dependents with their settlement needs.

The Community Identified Stream is geared for individuals who are employable, have strong established connections to a Nova Scotia community and can contribute to the labour market and economy of that specific community. The applicant must have a Letter of Identification from an organization mandated by the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration before submitting an application to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program.

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Nova Scotia Nominee Program Visa Entitlements

Successful applicants and holders of a Nova Scotia Nominee Program visa become permanent residents of Canada. Permanent resident are entitled to live, work and study in Canada on a permanent basis.

Additional benefits of Canadian permanent residence includes access to government-subsidised education and state of the art healthcare (Medicare), as well as unrestricted access to Canada's labour market and associated insurance and pension benefits. Permanent residents also have the ability to apply for Canadian citizenship and the opportunity to sponsor family members to join them in Canada.

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To see a full listing of our fees and services,Nova Scotia Nominee Program Visa processing times and application costs please visit our FAQ page.

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