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First Steps

If you’re ready to move to Nova Scotia, the first thing to do is 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.

Through the NSNP, prospective immigrants who have the skills and experience targeted by Nova Scotia may be nominated to immigrate.

  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
  • Physician
  • Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur
  • Skilled Worker
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

The application process depends on the stream you qualify for. The guide for each stream outlines the process in detail. And remember, the processing time for eligible applications can sometimes take three months or more.

Within six months of receiving your nominee certificate, apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) 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.

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