Nova Scotia Nominee Program

The NSNP is an immigration recruitment and selection program that allows the Government of Nova Scotia to nominate to the Canadian government individuals who can meet provincial labour market and economic needs and who intend to establish themselves permanently in Nova Scotia. A nominee, along with his or her spouse or common-law partner and dependents, approved under this program may become permanent residents of Canada following approval by the Canadian government.

Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry

The Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream selects highly skilled individuals who wish to live in Nova Scotia permanently. Applicants must have a good chance of quickly finding a job in Nova Scotia’s labour market.

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

Applications will only be accepted online.


  • Have a profile registered in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s Express Entry system
  • Score 67 points or more on the stream’s six selection factors
  • Have at least 1 year of skilled work experience in one of the target occupations
  • Have a Canadian high school credential or equivalent
  • Prove language ability in English or French at Canadian Language Benchmark 7
  • Show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia.

The following occupation list represents professions where there may be employment opportunities in Nova Scotia: