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[NS Provincial Nominee Program]

International Graduates in Demand



Program Overview


One of Nova Scotia's provincial nominee programs, International Graduates in Demand, is for recent international graduates whose skills and education match specific National Occupational Classification (NOC) job categories.


Program Advantages


  • Low language requirement, English or French CLB5

  • Immigrate after graduation


Job categories


List of NOC job categories in NS

Program requirements                                            


  • Have a full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer in a job category listed above that corresponds with the applicant's recent field of study

  • Be 21 to 55 years old

  • Have a high school diploma

  • Have met requirements for completing a course of study within three years of the application. The program must have been at least 30 weeks in length. The applicant must have completed at least 50% of the program in Nova Scotia

  • Meet the language requirements: CLB5 or above in English or French 

  • Show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia


Eligible Employers


  • Registered and have a permanent establishment in NS

  • Has operated in NS for at least 2 years when the applicant's employment started

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Program processing time (normally 17-22 months)
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