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Nova Scotia PNP Points Calculator 2023

The Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Program has a different PR Canada visa process and is designed to meet the demands generated in the province for skilled and skilled workers. With the help of this program, immigrants can apply directly for Canada’s permanent residence visa. Applicants are nominated from the Express Entry program pool and then receive 600 points in the CRS (points-based system). Getting a provincial nomination from the provinces increases the chances of getting a permanent residence visa.

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) has an “enhanced” immigration stream – Nova Scotia Demand Express Entry stream. An “enhanced” immigration stream is in line with the Express entry program. Express Entry candidates can apply for Nova Scotia PNP through the NSNP Demand Express Entry stream. 

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    What are the minimum requirements for Nova Scotia PNP?

    To apply for NSNP provincial nomination, you have to meet the minimum requirements of the immigration stream you have applied under. Following are the general minimum requirements for the Nova Scotia PNP Skilled worker stream: 

    • Full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer;
    • At least 1 year of work experience related to the job (Semi-skilled and low-skilled workers must already have six months’ experience with the employer);
    • 21 to 55 years old;
    • A high school diploma;
    • Have the appropriate training, skills, and/or accreditation for the job;
    • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 5. Semi-skilled and low-skilled workers must have test results to prove they meet CLB 4 even if their first language is English or French;
    • Show enough funds to successfully live in the province;

    Nova Scotia PNP Points Calculator

    Applicants must have at least 67 out of 100 points that answer your question on the number of points required for PR Canada. These points are awarded based on various factors such as education, age, work experience, language skills, and arranged employment. The following tables illustrate the points awarded with the respective factors:

    Selection factors for Nova Scotia PNP are:

    Factors

    Maximum Points Awarded

    Education

    25

    Work Experience

    15

    Language Proficiency

    28

    Adaptability

    10

    Age

    12

    Arranged Employment

    10

    Factor 1: Education

    Level of Education

    Points

    Doctoral level

    25

    Master’s level or professional degree

    23

    Two or more post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate (One of them must be a course of three years or more)

    22

    Three-year or longer post-secondary credential

    21

    Two-year post-secondary credential

    19

    One-year post-secondary credential

    15

    Secondary school

    5

     

    Factor 2: Language Skills

    Proficiency

    Level 

    Points

    First Official Language

      

    Speaking / Listening / Reading / Writing

    Intermediate IELTS 6.0 / 6.0 / 6.0 / 6.0

    4 / ability

    Speaking / Listening / Reading / Writing

    High intermediate

    IELTS 6.5 / 7.5 / 6.5/6.5

    5 / ability

    Speaking / Listening / Reading / Writing

    Advanced

    IELTS 7.0 / 8.0 / 7.0 / 7.0

    6 / ability

    Speaking / Listening / Reading / Writing

    Spouse/partner’s official language (CLB4)

    IELTS 4.0 / 4.5 / 3.5 / 5.0

    5

    Maximum

     

    24

    Second Official Language

      

    Speaking / Listening / Reading / Writing

    CLB/NCLC 5 in all abilities

    IELTS 5.0 / 5.0 / 4.0 / 5.0

    4

    Maximum

    Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing

     

    4

     

    Factor 3: Work Experience

    Work Experience

    Points

    1 year (Minimum threshold)

    9

    2-3 years

    11

    4-5 years

    13

    6 years or more

    15

     

    Factor 4: Age

    Age of Applicant

    Points

    18 to 35

    12

    36

    11

    37

    10

    38

    9

    39

    8

    40

    7

    41

    6

    42

    5

    43

    4

    44

    3

    45

    2

    46

    1

    47 and over

    0

     

    Factor 5: Arranged Employment

    The Applicant

    And

    Points

    Currently working in country on an LMIA approved work permit and profession is categorized as a skilled occupation

    • The work permit is valid when a permanent residence application is made;* and
    • A full-time permanent job-offer;

    *A valid work permit, when applying for a PR Visa.

    10

    Currently working in the country on an LMIA exempt work permit issued under a territorial/ provincial government

    • The work permit is valid when a permanent residence application is made;* and
    • A full-time permanent job-offer;

    * A valid work permit, when applying for a PR Visa.

    10 points

    Do not possess a valid work permit and is not authorized to work in Canada

    • A full-time permanent job-offer from an eligible employer; and
    • LMIA approved job-offer

    10

    Have a valid work permit, but do not fall under any one of the above scenarios.

    • Valid work permit when submitting PR visa application;
    • A full-time permanent job-offer from an eligible employer; and
    • LMIA approved job-offer letter

    10

     

    Factor 6: Adaptability

    Adaptability

    Points

    Previous work in Canada (minimum 1 year NOC 0, A, B)

    10

    A previous study experience in Canada

    5

    A previous study experience in Canada – accompanying spouse/partner

    5

    Previous work in Canada – accompanying spouse/partner

    5

    Arranged employment in Canada

    5

    Relatives living in Canada – 18 years or older

    5

    Language proficiency – CLB 4 or above 

    5

    When an express entry candidate gets a provincial nomination, their overall  CRS score gets a boost of 600 points. These many points make sure that the candidate gets an ITA in the next round of invitations.

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