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NIC Immigration: Your Gateway to Permanent Residence in Nova Scotia

Expert Guidance and Support Every Step of the Way

We’re here to support you as you pursue your dream of becoming a permanent resident of Nova Scotia. To ensure you have a seamless and successful transition to your new life, our team of experienced professionals is here to help you through every step of the immigration process.

Explore Your Options for Permanent Residence in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia offers numerous ways to become a permanent resident. NIC Immigration understands the importance of finding the best path to your goals. Options include:

Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Scheme (NSPNP)

This popular immigration scheme permits Nova Scotia to nominate skilled employees, international graduates, entrepreneurs, and other qualifying persons for permanent residency. Nova Scotia Demand, Experience, and Entrepreneur Streams are available through this program. Each stream must meet certain characteristics.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Initiative (AIPP)

This innovative initiative recruits talented professionals and overseas graduates to the Atlantic provinces, including Nova Scotia. This program lets regional firms sponsor permanent residency. The AIPP may be right for you if you have a Nova Scotia designated employer employment offer.

Express Entry System

The federal Express Entry system oversees economic immigration applications for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. Create an Express Entry profile and complete the conditions for a permanent residency invitation. Nova Scotia’s provincial nomination schemes often select Express Entry applicants for permanent residence in Nova Scotia.

Family Sponsorship

A close relative who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Nova Scotia may sponsor you for permanent residency. Families can reconnect in Nova Scotia through family sponsorship programs.

Start-Up Visa Program

Nova Scotia entrepreneurs with creative company ideas and job-creating potential may apply. Entrepreneurs supported by a Canadian organization can apply for permanent residency under this scheme.

FAQ – Your Questions Answered

Can you bring my family to Nova Scotia?

Yes, Nova Scotia’s immigration programs allow you to include your family members in your application for permanent residence in Nova Scotia. We can guide you through sponsoring your spouse, partner, or dependent children.

How long does the permanent residence Nova Scotia application process take?

The processing time for permanent residence Nova Scotia applications varies depending on the program you apply under. Our team will provide accurate timelines and keep you informed throughout the process.


Get Permanent Residence Nova Scotia by Working with Us

At Nic Immigration, we understand that the process of seeking permanent residence Nova Scotia, Canada can be daunting. That’s why we are here to help guide you through the process and make it as smooth as possible. One of the best provinces to consider for permanent residence in Canada is Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia is an ideal destination for immigrants looking to make a new start. It has something special to offer in every field, from traditional industries like fisheries and mining to tourism, not forgetting the province’s exceptional living standards alongside access to healthcare, education, and breathtaking scenery along its majestic coastlines.


Nova Scotia has numerous immigration pathways designed to welcome talented professionals, entrepreneurs, and international students. Our team of experts dedicates themselves to assisting clients with the entire application process - making sure all paperwork is accurate and submitted within deadlines for successful results.

We Make It All Easy For You

Don’t let the process of seeking permanent residence Nova Scotia overwhelm you. Let us, the experts at Nic Immigration, help you navigate the process and achieve your dream of becoming a permanent resident in Nova Scotia or permanent residence New Brunswick. Contact us today, and let’s get started!

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Through NSNP, prospective immigrants who have the skills and experience targeted by Nova Scotia may be nominated to immigrate, which speeds up the overall immigration process. The NSNP works on demand list and available quota based system and each year Nova Scotia Immigration releases the allotted quota and demand list for the occupations which can apply. It is very important for you to be prepared in advance to apply.


The possible immigration streams in that program are:

International Graduate: To qualify for this stream, you need to fulfill the following criteria:

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    Want to live permanently in Nova Scotia
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    Have at least 1 year of continuous experience owning and running a Nova Scotia business (100% ownership)
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    Completed at least a 2-year academic diploma in Nova Scotia (full-time)
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    Have a valid post-graduation work permit
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    Able to demonstrate a language proficiency of CLB7 or higher
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    Complete an online Expression of Interest & Receive an ITA

Skilled Worker: To qualify for this stream, you need to fulfill the following criteria:

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    Have a full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer
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    Have 1 year of work experience related to the job (semi-skilled and low-skilled must have 6 months experience with the employer already)
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    Be 21 to 55 years old

Have a high school diploma or higher

Have the appropriate training, skills and/or accreditation for the job

Achieve a language proficiency of CLB5 for skilled workers and CLB4 for semi and low-skilled

Show enough financial resources to settle in Nova Scotia.


Nova Scotia Demand/Express Entry: This is a stream that selects highly skilled individuals who must have an Express Entry profile to begin with, then be in either one of two categories:

Category A: Applicants with a job offer

Category B: Applicants with experience in an opportunity occupation

Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry: This stream selects highly skilled individuals who wish to live in Nova Scotia and have at least one year of experience working in Nova Scotia in a high skilled occupation.


If you believe the above description fits what you have, you can further test that by filling our Assessment form. We will respond to you within 3 working days with a detailed report outlining your current situation and any relevant information that is specific to the data you sent us.

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