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[NS Provincial Nominee Program]

Experience: Express Entry



Program Overview


The Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry, one of Nova Scotia's provincial nominee programs, is for people who have worked in Nova Scotia for at least one year and wish to live permanently in the province.



Program Advantages


  • Less processing time, usually 6-8 months

  • No need to match the work experience with the major you have studied

  • No Canadian education required

  • Low language requirements



Project requirements

  • Have at least 1 year of work experience in Nova Scotia

  • Be 21 to 55 years old

  • Have a Canadian high school credential or equivalent

  • Prove language ability in English or French on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 

       NOC 0 or A: CLB7 or above in English or French

       NOC B: CLB5 or above in English or French

  • Demonstrate an intention to live permanently in NS and contribute to the province's economy


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


Program processing time (normally 6-8 months)

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