September 24, 2008

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

Like other Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia also has its own version of Provincial Nominee Program. This is called Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP).

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) offers a quicker entry into Canada for qualified workers and experienced entrepreneurs who wish to settle in Nova Scotia and become permanent residents of Canada. Like other Provincial Nominee Program, the NSNP is a two-step application process for permanent resident status in Canada: Apply to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program and then apply to a Citizenship and Immigration Canada visa office once you get your nomination.

NSNP Program Streams:

Skilled Worker Stream
- there are specific sectors in Nova Scotia that have many opportunities for skilled immigrants. This stream fast-tracks applicants who have the needed skills and permanent full-time job offers.

Family Business Worker Stream - this helps family-owned businesses to hire close relatives who have skills that couldn't be found in Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Community Identified Stream - aimed at individuals who are employable, have strong established connections to a Nova Scotia community, and can contribute to the labour market and economy of that specific community.
International Graduate Stream - helps employers hire and retain recent international graduates whose skills may be in limited supply in the province. This stream targets international graduates who have established strong ties to Nova Scotia and intend to live, work, and establish their careers in this province.

For list of requirements and guidelines for each category, visit the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) official website.