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The Nova Scotia PNP skilled worker stream is for skilled workers who have a full-time job offer from a Nova Scotia employer. Those who want to do their immigration to Canada through this stream must be offered a job from a Nova Scotia employer that is recognized as a skilled profession under current Canadian immigration law.

The Nova Scotia PNP skilled worker stream helps Nova Scotia employers recruit and hire immigrants who have particular skills that are lacking in the province or a particular community. There are three different categories of skilled workers that you may fall into: 1) skilled workers, 2) semi-skilled workers; and 3) low skilled workers. Just because you fall into one of these categories does not mean you will automatically be nominated. The Office of Immigration has the right to only consider and nominate those people who have the skills, experience and education, required for certain types of jobs and occupations. The decision to nominate an immigrant is dependent on the current economic situation of the province and its labour market needs.

The employer offering the job must demonstrate to the government that there is a need to hire an immigrant, and that they were unable to fill the position with a Canadian citizen or a Canadian permanent resident. In order to qualify as a skilled worker under the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program, the applicant must also have a desire to work full-time, have basic literacy in English and have a minimum of a Nova Scotia grade 12 education or an equivalent 13 years of school. This skilled worker stream is a popular Canadian immigration solution for those who have the required skills and education and wish to immigrate to Nova Scotia.

Qualification checklist for the Nova Scotia PNP Skilled Worker Stream:

  • Applicants must have a guaranteed full time job offer from a Nova Scotia employer before they can apply to the provincial nominee program;

  • The Nova Scotia employer must be able to demonstrate that he or she has exhausted all other options for finding an employee within the province to fill the job being offered. The employer must also offer standard wages and working conditions to the immigrant they wish to hire;

  • Applicants must have the intention to move to the province of Nova Scotia and the applicant must desire permanent full-time employment in that province;

  • Applicants must have a minimum of a grade 12 Nova Scotia education, or an equivalent of 13 years of school; and

  • Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the English language;