NSNP International Graduates in Demand Eligibility Requirements
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) International Graduates in Demand Stream is designed for individuals who meet specific criteria. Here are the eligibility requirements:
Applicants must have a full-time permanent job offer from a Nova Scotia employer in one of the following in-demand occupations:
- NOC 32102: Paramedical Occupations
- NOC 32124: Pharmacy Technicians
- NOC 33102: Nurse Aides, Orderlies, and Patient Service Associates
- NOC 42202: Early Childhood Educators and Assistants
The job offer must align with the applicant’s current field of study, and they should also have certifications for the job issued by a Nova Scotia regulatory body.
Applicants must complete a course of study corresponding to the in-demand occupation within three years of applying. The program must be at least 30 weeks long, and half must be completed within Nova Scotia. If the employment involves a license or certification, a recognized regulatory body in Canada must first evaluate the certificate.
- For NOC 32102 or 32124, the program must grant a diploma.
- For NOC 33102, the program must grant a certificate, diploma, or degree.
- For NOC 42202, the program must grant a diploma or a degree.
- For in-demand occupations, applicants must have a high school diploma.
Applicants must be between 19 and 55 at the time of submission.
The minimum official language proficiency equals Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) Level 5, even if the applicant’s first language is English or French.
Applicants must demonstrate sufficient financial resources to settle in Nova Scotia successfully.
If applicants meet the International Graduates in Demand Stream criteria, they will receive a nomination certificate via email. The certificate is valid for 6 months from the date of nomination.
NSNP International Graduates in Demand: Application Process
To apply for the NSNP International Graduates in Demand Stream, follow these steps:
- Stage 1: Meet all the eligibility criteria and apply directly to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program’s online application portal.
- Stage 2: The processing time varies for each occupation. If your application is approved, you will receive a formal provincial nomination from Nova Scotia and proceed with further application processes.
- Stage 3: Once you receive a provincial nomination, you can apply for permanent resident status to the federal government. The standard application process time under this scheme is typically more than one year.
NSNP Points Assessment Grid
The NSNP Points Assessment Grid is a scoring system used to evaluate candidates for the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). Candidates must score at least 67 points out of 100 on this grid12. The grid assesses candidates based on several factors:
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