Nova Scotia is known for being the province most associated with immigration in Canada. Nova Scotia comes from a Latin word which translates to ‘New Scotland’. The Eastern Canada’s Maritime province is host to Pier 21 which is similar to New York’s Ellis Island. Over one million immigrants are reported to have accessed the country by boat through Pier 21 at Halifax Harbour between 1928 and 1971. Pier 21 was labeled Gateway to Canada because of the numbers. The center now serves as Canada’s Museum of Immigration.

The coastline in Nova Scotia covers over 7000 kilometers. Halifax is the capital of the beautiful maritime province. Halifax Regional Municipality oozes vibrancy and liveliness for all residents. Given that the province’s name was borrowed from a lati name, Nova Scotia’s culture and way of life are deeply influenced by the original t Scottish / Celtic inhabitants. Nova Scotia has diverse ethnic communities like Acadians, African-Canadians, and other indigenous groups like Mi’kmaq.

The less thana million population in the province and senior citizens in the labor force are key factors that have led to the province welcoming fresh and new residents. 2018 was the year that had the highest ever number of recorded newcomers in Nova Scotia.

Express Entry-linked streams
The need to have newcomers in the province in different streams is connected to the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSNP), that permits the province to choose workers who are skilled as permanent Canadian residents.

The NSNP has a variety of enhanced nomination streams which allow it to pick skilled persons with a profile in the federal Express Entry system. This is the number one source of skilled workers who are not Canadians. The streams include

Express Entry regulates the candidates selected for the Federal Skilled Worker Class and Federal Skilled Trades Class the Canadian Experience. The chosen candidates are classified depending on how many scores they get. The determinants of the scores include age, education, experience in skilled labor and fluency in English or French.

Select Express Entry candidates who will have received a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia will garner a bonus of 600 points on top of their ranking score. This will be an assurance of an offer to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

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