Once you are ready to move to beautiful Nova Scotia you will want to apply to a Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) stream.
Through the NSNP, prospective immigrants who have the skills and experience targeted by Nova Scotia may be nominated to immigrate. Receiving a Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Certificate speeds up the overall immigration process.
The first two steps
STEP 1: Apply to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)
Once you have decided you want to live and work permanently in Nova Scotia, review the different NSNP streams to determine if you qualify:
- Skilled Worker
- Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
- Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
- Family Business Worker
To apply, complete the required application forms, attach all supporting documentation, and submit your application package to the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration for review. The processing time for eligible applications can be up to three (3) months or more.
STEP 2: Apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a permanent resident visa
Within six (6) months of receiving your nominee certificate, apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for your permanent resident visa. You, your spouse and your dependents must meet all requirements for medical, security and criminal admissibility. In some cases you may be asked to go for an interview. CIC has the final authority to issue a permanent resident visa.
Additional information on provincial nominees.
NOTE: there are additional forms to submit with your federal application as seen on the CIC provincial nominee program document checklist.