Good news for those who wish to migrate to Nova Scotia, Canada! Earlier this year, the immigration department of Nova Scotia launched their new provincial immigration program – Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry.



The Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry was created to meet the requirements and queries raised by the skilled & experienced individuals in Nova Scotia. In the past few years, it was recorded that highly qualified and experienced candidates who applied for FSWP didn’t get selected from the Federal Express Entry Pool. The main reason behind this was that these candidates didn’t have either a LMIA (Labour market Impact Assessment) or a Provincial Nomination along with their job offer.


The Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry allows applicants working in Nova Scotia (LMIA exempt work permit) or has worked there earlier to apply for permanent residency.


The criteria for eligibility under Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry are as follows:

  • Age: Between 21 and 55 years
  • Education: At least high School education as mentioned by the Educational Credential Assessment
  • Work Experience in Nova Scotia: At least 12 months of full time or an equal amount of part time of skilled work experience
  • Language proficiency: Demonstrate proficiency in English or French language skills as per standards mentioned by the authorities
  • Provide evidence or proof of commitment towards living and working in Nova Scotia


Please note that the qualified work experience cannot be gained through internships (unpaid), co-operative placements or any other voluntary work. It is mandatory that your work experience is that of paid work experience.


As this program is targeted towards skilled and qualified candidates from Nova Scotia, it is important that their occupation is listed on the NOC (National Occupation Classification) matrix NOC O/ NOC A/ NOC B. The lower degree of skills and occupations listed under NOC C or NOC D will not qualify for this program.


This program does not have any direct involvement of an employer at any stage. There is also no requirement on basis of recruitment or advertisement or any separate financial fees apart from the one mentioned by the CIC. On an overall, this wholes process is an


The immigration department of Nova Scotia accepts up to 750 applications under the Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry program. If you are someone who is eligible under this program, then now is the right time to apply. To start with your application, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and we will assist you with the complete visa procedure.

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