Demand Express Entry

Nova Scotia Express Entry is one of the programs of the NSNP, determined by the province. This program is intended to point out new applicants capable of filling deficiencies in the labour force by easily integrating into the company force.

Arranged with the governmental EE policy, successful candidates to the provincial EE program get 600 CRS points aid to their EE profiles, ensuring an ITA for permanent residency in Canada.

Demand Express Entry

What are the program categories?

Category A: Arranged Employment in Nova Scotia

  • This category necessitates candidates to secure an arranged job offer supported by a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment from a Nova Scotia employer.
  • The job offer must be for a position classified under the 2016 National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill Type/Level 0, A, or B.
  • Nova Scotia’s Office of Immigration mandates that the job offer is for full-time employment lasting a minimum of one year after the candidate becomes a permanent resident.

Category B: Paid Work Experience in an Opportunity Occupation (CLOSED)

  • This category required candidates to have at least one year of continuous full-time (or equivalent in part-time) paid work experience in one of the opportunity occupations within the last six years.
  • Opportunity occupations were defined based on specific criteria and included various professions with potential employment opportunities in Nova Scotia.

Eligibility Requirements For Demand Express Entry

To get eligible for this stream, you must follow these requirements for applying quickly:

  • Express Entry Profile: Candidates must have a profile created with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry immigration selection system.
  • Educational Requirements:
    • Candidates must possess a minimum educational credential equivalent to a Canadian secondary school (high school) diploma.
    • Alternatively, they must have a foreign diploma, certificate, or credential evaluated by a designated body or a Canadian educational credential.
  • Work Experience: Candidates must have at least one year of full-time, or part-time equivalent, paid work experience in the last six years in an NOC Skill Type 0, Skill Level A, or Skill Level B occupation.
  • Job Offer: A job offer for full-time work lasting at least one year after becoming a permanent resident is required.
  • Language Proficiency:
    • Candidates must meet the minimum language proficiency threshold, currently Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all four language components (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in either English or French.
    • Language proficiency can be demonstrated by test results from designated agencies:
      • IELTS (General Training Test only) for English.
      • CELPIP (General test only) for English.
      • TEF for French.

Minimum Requirements for Demand Express Entry Categories

RequirementsCategory ACategory B
Express Entry ProfileYesYes
Work ExperienceNOC 0, A, B(1 year)Demand job(1 year)
Language AbilityCLB 7CLB 7
Education LevelHigh SchoolHigh School
Job OfferYesNo
Connection to the ProvinceNoNo

Application Procedure for Category A & B

Category A receives applications at all times, and there is no particular intake time. If a candidate is passed, they can present their application using the online emigration portal of the province. Successful candidates will receive an appointment from Nova Scotia. After receiving the nomination, the CRS score of candidates will rise by 600 points, ensuring to receive an ITA for permanent residency. After obtaining an ITA, the candidate has 90 days to develop and submit an official appeal for permanent residency. Applications are generally treated within 6 months.

Category B of the Express Entry program only receives requests during regular admissions. Suitable applicants must wait for the stream to begin before they can present an application. Submitted forms are processed based on come and get served first. When the category begins, qualified candidates can fulfill applications online. Successful applicants will get a nomination. After gaining the provincial nomination, the CRS score of the candidate will increase by 600 points, ensuring ITA for permanent residency. After obtaining an ITA, applications are processed. Applications are generally treated within 6 months.

Settlement Requirements for Nova Scotia Immigration

  • Candidates must demonstrate sufficient funds to establish themselves and their family in Nova Scotia.
  • The required amount varies based on family size.
  • Funds must be in the candidate’s or accompanying spouse’s name, unencumbered by debts, and liquid (not real estate).
  • Borrowed funds are not acceptable.
  • Proof of funds is waived if the candidate has a valid job offer in Nova Scotia or is currently authorized to work in the province.

Arranged Employment Income

Settlement Plan

Application Process for Demand Express Entry Stream in Nova Scotia

Step 1: Profile Creation

Step 2: Document Submission

Step 3: Application Review

Step 4: Nomination Process

Step 5: Permanent Residence Application

Step 6: Confirmation of Permanent Residence

Opportunity Occupations in Nova Scotia

Application Requirements

Ineligibility for Demand Express Entry in Nova Scotia

  • Recent Nominees: Received a nomination under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program within the last 12 months.
  • Occupational Restrictions: Intending to work in an occupation categorized as NOC skill level C or D.
  • Family Relations: Grandparent, parent, spouse, common-law or conjugal partner of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Canada.
  • Immigration Status:
    • Applicant under humanitarian and compassionate grounds, a refugee claimant, or a failed refugee claimant.
    • In Canada illegally, under a removal order, or prohibited from entering or being in Canada.
    • Lack legal status in Canada (eligible only after status restoration).
  • Educational Status:
  • Work Permit Restrictions: Holder of a valid federal post-graduation work permit with occupation falling under NOC skill level C or D.
  • Legal Issues: Individual with unresolved custody or child support disputes affecting any dependent.
  • Employment Type:
  • Labourer and Helper Roles: Helper and/or labourer in construction, agriculture, or primary resources sectors.
  • Caregiver Program Participants: Individual in Canada under the Caregiver Program.
  • Business Intentions: Intending to start a business and/or be self-employed in Nova Scotia.
  • Investment Category: Passive investor with limited or no involvement in the day-to-day management of a Nova Scotia business.
  • Financial Requirements: Unable to provide proof of the required amount of funds.

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