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[NS Provincial Nominee Program] Skilled Worker



Program Overview


Nova Scotia Skilled Worker, one of Nova Scotia's provincial nomination programs, helps employers recruit foreign workers and recently graduated international students whose skills are needed in the province. The program requires applicants to have a full-time job offer from a Nova Scotia employer.



Program Advantages


  • No Canadian work experience required

  • No Canadian local education required

  • Low language requirements

  • Employers do not need to apply for LMIA



Program requirements

  • Have a full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer;

  • Have 1 year of work experience related to the job. (Semi-skilled and low-skilled workers must already have six months’ experience with the employer.);

  • Be 21 to 55 years old;

  • Have a high school diploma;

  • Have the appropriate training, skills and/or accreditation for the job

  • Meet the language requirements:

NOC 0,A,B: CLB5 or above in English or French

NOC C, D: CLB4 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


Program processing time (normally 17-22 months)

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