Nova Scotia - Provincial Nomination Program

Nova Scotia is how New Scotland is pronounced in Latin. This Canadian province located on the country's south-eastern coast. The capital of Nova Scotia is Halifax which is one of the biggest economic centres of the region and this has made Nova Scotia the most populous province in region of Atlantic Canada. Nova Scotia is also the second-smallest province in Canada with the total area of only 55,284 square kilometres.

The economy of province is traditionally resource-based. It was only in the middle of 20th century industries such as forestry, mining, agriculture and fishing left their strong hold to pave way for more modernized sectors such as finance, entertainment, tourism and technology.

The Nova Scotia provincial nomination program enables fast processing of those migrants who have either worked or studied in the province, to get permanent resident status. The NSNP is run under five different streams made to segregate applications from different sectors. These streams or categories are:

Skilled Worker

Nova Scotia has plenty of opportunities for skilled immigrants. They are required everywhere from farmlands to hospitals, from tourism companies to educational institutes. The aim of skilled worker stream is to put those applicants on a fast-track who have a permanent job offer and possess the skills needed by the industry.

Family Business Worker

Usually family-run businesses look out for close relative who can help them in expanding their work further. If the applicant can prove that he or she posses some particular skills that are not available at large among Canadian citizens, he or she can apply.

Non-Dependent Child of Nova Scotia Nominees

The objective of NSNP Non-Dependent Child of Nova Scotia Nominees category is to select individuals who belong to the group of non-dependent children of immigrants nominated under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program. The primary applicant must have plans to settle in Nova Scotia permanently, work and should be able to contribute significantly to the economy and labour market of the province.

International Graduate

This category has been created to assist employers in hiring and retaining international students who have graduated recently. Graduates who wish to make Nova Scotia there place to live and work permanently are invited to apply under this stream.

Community Identified

Objective of this category is to find individuals have established very strong connections with Nova Scotia's community and have the power to influence others' decisions. Such people can contribute significantly to the economy of Nova Scotia.

For any individual shifting his or her base to another country, the next major worry is to sponsor the immediate family.

Canada Immigration

Like many other countries, Canada also follows certain guidelines for family sponsorships. Under this program, close relatives and immediate family of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident can migrate if they comply to few conditions.

Membership / Association

CSIC - Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants

Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants

Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants

Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants