Skilled Worker

The Skilled Worker stream helps employers recruit and hire foreign workers and recently graduated international students whose skills are in limited supply in Nova Scotia. The employer can only hire foreign workers for positions they have been unable to fill with permanent residents or Canadian citizens.

Before submitting an application to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), the skilled worker must have a full-time, permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer. Provincial priorities may change as skill shortages are met by permanent residents or Canadian citizens.

The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration reserves the right to consider only certain types of jobs and occupations for nomination, depending on the current economic situation of the Nova Scotia labour market needs.


Priority will be given to workers whose employers:

Application forms

NOTE: Positions in all skill level occupations must receive competitive wages for their industry or sector as per the Government of Canada Website.