The Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) provides a route to Canadian permanent residence for individuals who have experience working in Nova Scotia.
If you are working in Nova Scotia, you may have skills and experience that Nova Scotia immigration authorities hope to retain. Newcomers who have already contributed to the economy and society of Nova Scotia, and have settled in to life in a new home, are among the top candidates for immigration to Nova Scotia.
As the Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry stream is aligned with the federal Express Entry system, successful applicants will obtain 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) leading to an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent resident status in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
There are two ways to take advantage of this category: candidates may apply directly, or they may be invited to apply as the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI) selects eligible applicants from existing candidates in the Express Entry pool.
The Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry stream is currently open and has been so for a long time. Indications are that Nova Scotia immigration authorities want to allow eligible candidates to apply whenever they are able to. However, Nova Scotia has stated that this is a pilot project and is liable to change, so it is important to stay up to date with the latest news.
Check out the exclusive Moving2Canada PNP Live Tracker to get regular updates on changes to this and other Canadian immigration programs and categories.