Experience Express Entry

Express Entry is one of the programs of the NSNP, a Provincial Nominee Program, administered by Nova Scotia, province of Canada. This program is designed to point out new candidates in Nova Scotia who will integrate into the workforce.

If you are serving in Nova Scotia, you may have abilities and experience that immigration authorizations hope to preserve. New candidates who have already committed to the market and society of the province and have settled in a new home are among the best applicants for immigrating to Nova Scotia.

Experience Express Entry

Requirements for the Experience Express Entry in Nova Scotia

To be eligible for the Experience Express Entry program in Nova Scotia, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Express Entry Profile: Candidates must have a registered profile in the Express Entry pool.
  2. Age Range: Candidates must be between 21 and 55 years old.
  3. Work Experience: Candidates must have a minimum of 12 months of full-time (or equivalent part-time) paid skilled work experience in Nova Scotia within the three years preceding the application. This experience cannot be gained through self-employment or full-time study. Volunteer work, unpaid internships, and co-op terms are not considered.
  4. Occupational Classification: The work experience must be in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) Skill Type 0, Skill Level A, or Skill Level B occupation.
  5. Authorization: Candidates must have gained their experience in Nova Scotia with proper authorization, such as a work permit.
  6. Educational Credential: In addition to a secondary (high school) or post-secondary education credential from Canada or a foreign educational credential from a recognized institution or authority, candidates must possess an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report from an organization designated by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  7. Language Ability: Candidates must demonstrate sufficient language ability in all four components (speaking, reading, writing, and listening). For NOC 0 and A occupations, a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7 is required, while for NOC B occupations, a CLB level of 5 is required. Language test results must be from designated testing agencies such as IELTS, CELPIP, or TEF.
  8. Economic Establishment: Candidates must demonstrate their intention to become economically established in Nova Scotia and their intention to live in the province permanently.

Minimum Requirements For Experience Express Entry

Express Entry ProfileYes
Work ExperienceNOC 0, A, B (1 year)
Language AbilityCLB 7 and CLB 5
Education LevelHigh School
Job OfferNo
Connection to the ProvinceWork practice

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Interview Process

Application Procedure

The Express Entry program is open to brand-new applications at any time. This program receives applications electronically via an online immigration gateway. Successful candidates will receive an appointment from Nova Scotia. After receiving the provincial nomination, the CRS score of applicants will rise by 600 points, indicating they will get an ITA for permanent residency.

After receiving an ITA, the candidate must prepare and submit an approved application within the assigned timeframe. Applications for continual residency are processed within 6 months.

Who is ineligible to apply for the Nova Scotia Experience Express Entry stream?

  • Individuals lacking 12 months of full-time (or equivalent part-time) skilled work experience within Nova Scotia in the three years preceding their application.
  • Those aiming to work in an occupation categorized as NOC level C or D.
  • Grandparents, parents, spouses, or common-law partners of Canadian citizens or permanent residents residing in Canada.
  • Applicants under humanitarian and compassionate grounds, refugee claimants, or failed refugee claimants.
  • Individuals in Canada illegally, under a removal order, or prohibited from entering or being in Canada.
  • Individuals are not legally present in their country of residence.
  • Those lacking legal status.
  • International students are currently studying at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • Graduates from abroad who had contractual support from a government agency or organization for their studies in Canada must return home.
  • Those with Post-Graduation Work Permits whose permits were granted due to coursework completed in a province other than Nova Scotia.
  • Individuals on a valid federal post-graduation work permit whose occupation falls under NOC skill level C or D.
  • Individuals with unresolved custody or child support disputes affecting any dependent.
  • Individuals in a sales position based solely on commission for compensation.
  • Individuals in Canada under the Caregiver Program.
  • Those intending to start a business and/or be self-employed in Nova Scotia.
  • Passive investors with limited or no involvement in the day-to-day management of a Nova Scotia business.

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