Canada’s PNP

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program operates differently since it is a large network that accommodates all immigration streams, each having different criteria. Ever since PNP was introduced in the 1990s, it has ensured a balanced distribution of benefits of immigration in the country. It is worth noting that this program allows the participating territories and provinces to introduce immigration streams that will help attract and identify the needed economic immigrants. Each region has its PNP, which helps determine its nomination requirements and own allocation set by the federal government. For this reason, to travel to Canada, ensure you first get a nomination from the territory or province.

The provinces and Territories in Canada that have a PNP also have an established nomination stream. This means that this PNP is linked to the federal Express Entry system, such as The Nova Scotia Nominee Program.

How to Immigrate to Nova Scotia Without a Job Offer

CIC News has recently covered several Express Entry-linked PNPs like Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan. Even though Nova Scotia has robust immigration pathways that cover different candidate profiles, they do not need job offers. Among these pathways is the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Stream, available for immigrants willing to travel but do not have a job offer. For you to be eligible to be under this nomination, below are the qualifications.

  • Ensure you have a valid Express Entry profile number.
  • Ensure you have detailed in your Express Entry profile which you want to Nova Scotia.
  • Make sure that you have received a letter from Nova Scotia.
  • Follow and meet the crucial in effect upon receiving the Nova Scotia letter of interest.
  • Ensure that you meet the work experience needed for a smooth entry of the Express Entry where you have qualified of different streams such as (Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Program and, Federal Skilled Worker Program)
  • Have all supporting documents that support your job qualification to accompany your work experience.
  • Get proof of your immigration status in the country you live in.
  • Ensure that you can prove that you can support yourself and your family.

NSNP Application Process

The first step is to ensure that all details are needed for the eligibility needs of the Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities Stream. Then, create an Express Entry profile that will allow you to receive an invitation to Apply directly from Immigration, Citizenship Canada, and Refugees under designated federal programs upon meeting CRS requirements. Once you are in the Express Entry pool, please expect to receive a letter of interest from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI), expressing their interest in you to apply for a Provincial Nomination.

If the application process is successful, a nomination certificate will be issued, and your nomination will be uploaded to the Express Entry system. Besides, you will have a grace period of 30days for you to accept this nomination, which will attract 600CRS. These Extra CRS points guarantee you will receive a permanent residence invitation in the next Express Entry draw. Remember, the nomination certificate expires after six months after the day it was issued. Hence if it elapses, you will need to apply for a permanent residence at IRCC within this period.

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