What is Nova Scotia – (PNP) Provincial Nomination Program 2020

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) has been launched to increase immigration of skilled workers in the province of aspirant immigrants of other countries who are interested in moving to Canada who have the precise skills needed in the local provincial economy.

Nova Scotia PNP Point System

Factor 1: Education

Level of EducationPoints
Doctoral level25
Master`s level or professional degree23
Two or more post-secondary credentials, one of which is a three-year or longer post-secondary credential22
Three-year or longer post-secondary credential21
Two-year post-secondary credential19
One-year post-seondary credential15
Secondary school5

Factor 2: Language Skills

ProficiencyLevelPoints
First Official Language
Speaking/Listening/Reading/WritingIntermediate IELTS 6.0/6.0/6.0/6.04 /ability
Speaking/Listening/Reading/WritingHigh intermediate IELTS 6.5/7.5/6.5/6.55 /ability
Speaking/Listening/Reading/WritingAdvanced IELTS 7.0/8.0/7.0/7.06/ability
Speaking/Listening/Reading/WritingSpouse/partner’s official language (CLB4) IELTS 4.0/4.5/3.5/4.05
Maximum24
Second Official Language
Speaking/Listening/Reading/WritingCLB/NCLC 5 in all abilities IELTS 5.0/5.0/4.0/5.04
Maximum Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing4

Factor 3: Work Experience

Work ExperiencePoints
1 year (Minimum threshold)9
2-3 years11
4-5 years13
6 years or more15

Factor 4: Age

Age of ApplicantPoints
18 to 3512
3611
3710
389
398
407
416
425
434
443
452
461
47 and over0

Factor 5: Arranged Employment

The ApplicantAndPoints
is currently working in Canada on an LMIA-based work permit and his or her work in Canada is considered “€˜skilled” (NOC 0, A, or B level).The work permit is valid when a permanent residency application is made* and10
The employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant.
*At the time the permanent resident visa is issued, the applicant is expected to still hold a valid work permit.
is currently working in Canada on an LMIA-exempt work permit or a work permit issued under a provincial/territorial agreement.The work permit is valid when a permanent residence application is made* and10 points
The employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant.
*At the time the permanent resident visa is issued, the applicant is expected to still hold a valid work permit.
does not hold a valid work permit and is not otherwise authorized to work in Canada.A prospective employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant; and10
The offer of employment has received a positive LMIA
holds a valid work permit or is otherwise authorized to work in Canada, but does not fall under one of the two above scenarios.The work permit or authorization is valid when a permanent residence application is made;10
A prospective employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant; and
The offer of employment has received a positive LMIA

Factor 6: Adaptability

AdaptabilityPoints
PA previous work in Canada (minimum 1 year NOC 0,A,B)10
Previous study in Canada5
Previous study in Canada – accompanying spouse/partner5
Previous work in Canada – accompanying spouse/partner5
Arranged employment in Canada5
Relative in Canada – 18 years or older5
Language ability CLB 4 or above – accompanying spouse/partner (IELTS 4.0/4.5/3.5/4.0)5

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