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Are you a Nova Scotian international student with a bachelor’s degree?

Are you a Nova Scotian international student with a bachelor’s degree? Do you want to know how to acquire PR in Nova Scotia? Then continue reading this blog!


For international students, permanent residence in Canada is achievable through various Canadian immigration programs. Now let’s go through the four pathways in nova scotia for international students!

  1. NSNP Skilled Worker stream

The Skilled Worker stream helps employers recruit foreign workers and recently graduated international students whose skills are needed in Nova Scotia. An employer can only hire foreign workers for positions they have been unable to fill with permanent residents or Canadian citizens.

  1. NSNP Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

The Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry stream selects highly skilled individuals who permanently live in Nova Scotia. Applicants must have at least one year of experience working in Nova Scotia in a high skilled occupation.

  1. NSNP International Graduate Entrepreneur

The International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream is for recent graduates of a Nova Scotia university or the Nova Scotia Community College. They must have already started or bought a Nova Scotia business and operated it for at least a year. If they intend to settle in Nova Scotia, the graduate may be nominated for permanent resident status. Application to the stream is by invitation only.

  1. The International Graduates in Demand stream

The International Graduates in Demand stream is for recent international graduates whose skills and education match specific National Occupational Classification (NOC) job categories. This stream is currently open to workers in 2 NOC job categories:

NOC 3413: nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates

NOC 4214: early childhood educators and assistants

If you want to immigrate to Canada through the Express Entry or another skilled worker pathway, the first step is to contact CanApprove.

If you are eligible for Canadian immigration, we will assist you as soon as possible.

4 Benefits of Hiring a Certified Immigration Consultant To Apply for Canada Immigration

The famous lines of Ken Blanchard, “None of us is as smart as all of us“, blends perfectly well with our topic in the discussion. Even though the Canadian government has simplified its online portal to apply for Canada immigration on your own with the likes of program guides, online form submission, timely online updates, etc., having an expert immigration consultant alongside can boost your chances of qualifying.

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Caution must be exercised before hiring an immigration consultant to help you apply for Canada immigration or any other. The consultant for hire must be certified or licensed by competent authorities of the destination country. Say, CanApprove is a certified or licensed immigration consultant, duly recognized by the College of Immigration. And Citizenship Canada (CICC).

The process of applying for Canada immigration can extend for months. Engaging a certified immigration consultant can help you manage time better.

Applying Through An Immigration Consultant Is Optional

The Government of Canada treats all immigration applications alike, whether applied through a consultant or not.

Having said that, applying for Canada immigration on your own can invite a higher risk of visa rejection because

  • Your lack of first-hand experience may force you to adopt the wrong procedure.
  • You may fail to analyze your work/academic profile to select the right visa program.
  • Determining a relatively similar National Occupation Classification (NOC) in Canada may be challenging for immigration purposes.
  • You may not be able to keep up with the form submission deadlines.
  • You may be left unaware of changes in immigration laws/policies.
  • You may be misled by online forums or worst fall into a financial scam.

Certified Immigration Consultant like CanApprove can help you & highly recommended if you have been:

  • rejected previously or
  • have a potential medical inadmissibility concern or
  • you’re applying through a complex immigration program or
  • you may have a unique case in hand or
  • you wish to ignore tedious documentation.

Going further, you will know the benefits of hiring an immigration consultant to boost your chances of qualifying.

Benefits of Hiring a Certified Immigration Consultant

  1. Worry not about which Visa to choose: 

You may find yourself eligible for more than 2 immigration programs at once. A qualified and experienced PR immigration consultant can solve your confusion. Based on your work or academic profile and its demand in Canada, an immigration consultant or a PR consultant can help you, which otherwise may be difficult even with the help of free online forums.

  1. Resolving complex issues in your application:

After eligibility check, the first stage of a Canada visa is Educational Credential Assessment. We find many candidates stuck here because of the sealed transcripts requirements.

Though there is nothing complex about it, getting help from a genuine & licensed immigration consultant can save you time. A certified immigration consultant may also help you with possible solutions when your NOC is not correct and in other similar issues.

  1. Suggest suitable alternatives:

Sometimes you can be unlucky to not get selected even after meeting all the eligibility requirements.

In scenarios like these, a certified immigration consultant can add genuine hopes with alternative options that help you migrate to Canada through other visa programs. They can even suggest measuring to increase the scope of the current visa process to improve your chances of selection.

  1. Noting even the finest of details in your application to avoid rejection:

Aspirants applying for Canada immigration on their own often miss accounting for dynamic factors in their life. While it may take more than a year in the waiting period, accounts of marriage, job change, or having a new kid, etc. must be timely update in your immigration application. A responsible immigration consultant will ensure to do this on your behalf once you inform them. Otherwise, there is a risk of rejection when your application is due for the process.

BONUS Benefit of Hiring CanApprove to Apply for Canada Immigration

There are some genuine immigration consultancies that do more than the tasks mentioned above. For example, at CanApprove, we offer assistance for IELTS preparation, Canada PR services (including help for your Medical Verification documents, Police Clearance Certificate, Proof of Funds documents, and Job Experience supporting document). We also have tie-ups with 500+ institutions for your study abroad programs in Canada. Our job search assistance and customization of profiles can match your work skills with a suitable employer in Canada.

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Immigration to Canada Helps Nova Scotia Breach 1 Million Population Milestone

Statistics Canada’s daily data revealed Nova Scotia’s population surpassed the 1 million milestones. The media release followed it saying immigration to Canada played a large part in the population’s growth. Nova Scotia’s population grew 5,696 in the first quarter of 2021, the largest increase in the first quarter since 1971. Most immigrants to Nova Scotia came from India, China, the Philippines, Korea, and the United Kingdom in 2020 through Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program.

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Jill Balser, Minister of Labour, Skills, and Immigration, openly announced “We look forward to welcoming new people to Nova Scotia with open arms and experiencing the benefits of newcomers in all parts of the province.”

The Province is working to attract and retain more young people, entrepreneurs, and skilled workers in the field of healthcare, education, and construction.

Tim Houston, Nova Scotia’s Premier, in a media release expressed, “We all benefit from this growth with a greater tax base, new businesses and jobs, greater diversity and culture, and improved infrastructure.”

Immigration to Canada: Mandate Letter for Nova Scotia

Mandate letter dated September 14, 2021, indicates positive strategies to improve population levels in Nova Scotia.

The Premier of Nova Scotia tasked its Minister of Labour, Skills, and Immigration to increase the province’s population to two million by 2060. This is possible through a combination of inter-provincial migration as well as immigration to Canada programs.

Nova Scotia will target eligible immigrants to regional areas outside Halifax. Target groups will most likely include

  • Individuals who can work remotely and have the flexibility to move.
  • Current and former students who attend or attended university or college here and fell in love with the province.
  • Individuals who love the outdoors and have always dreamed of living a more laid-back lifestyle, close to the ocean.
  • People who have visited Nova Scotia as tourists.

Nova Scotia is also working towards the launch of a $2.5-million marketing initiative to promote immigration to Canada in near future.

Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program Targets 25,000 Newcomers Each Year

The Atlantic province attracts foreign talent with specialized skills or occupations that match identified labour shortages. The province also seeks to retain international students after they graduate from any institution in the province.

The Atlantic province now aims to attract 25,000 newcomers per year. With the province’s current immigration retention rate at 71 percent, the ambitious target seems achievable.

Any eligible foreigner can plan their immigration to Canada through provincial nomination from Nova Scotia in two ways:

  • the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP), and
  • the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program.

Immigration to Canada Through Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program

Ever since the launch of the Express Entry system in 2015, all the Provincial Nominee Programs are categories into two streams: ‘enhanced’ & ‘base’ streams.

‘Enhanced’ stream offer registered candidates in the federal pool to be considered for provincial nominations. This guarantees permanent residency in Canada as additional 600 points are added to their overall qualifying score.

Eight different immigration streams under Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program include:

‘Enhanced’ PNP streams –

  1. Nova Scotia Experience: for candidates with their profiles registered in the federal Express Entry pool and work experience in Nova Scotia for at least one year;
  2. Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities: for candidates with their profiles registered in the federal Express Entry pool and who meet specific labor market needs;
  3. Labour Market Priorities for Physicians: for candidates with their profiles registered in the federal Express Entry pool and who have a job offer as a family physician or specialist physician;

‘Base’ stream targets candidates from a separate pool and delinked from federal Express Entry. It targets candidates with specific skills and experience for temporary residence in Canada.

‘Base’ PNP streams –

4. Physician Stream: for physicians who have a job offer in Nova Scotia and are not in the Express Entry system;

5. Skilled Worker Stream: for skilled workers who have received a job offer in the province;

6. Occupation In-Demand Stream: for workers with a job offer in an occupation that is deemed “in-demand;”

7. Entrepreneur Stream: for individuals who wish to start a business in the province; and

8. International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream: for international graduates who wish to start a business in the province.

Immigration to Canada through Atlantic Immigration Program

Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) is now a permanent federal immigration to Canada program. It will open doors for additional 6,000 eligible candidates to apply for Canada Visa annually.

Atlantic Canada is comprised of four provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Labrador.

To apply under the AIP, candidates must have a job offer from a designated employer. They must have also had an individualized settlement plan.

CanApprove is a registered consultant with the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC). The authorization makes us a genuine representative to offer various Canadian immigration services including finding jobs in Canada, settlement plans, and all other documentation support to aspirants across the globe.

With over two decades of experience in immigration & overseas education counselling, CanApprove becomes the natural choice in the region for aspiring immigrants to migrate to Canada from Dubai.

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