Nova Scotia’s Express Entry Stream to Reopen for More Applications

Nova Scotia’s Express Entry Stream to Reopen for More Applications

Peggy’s Cove lighthouse, one of the major tourism destinations in Nova Scotia, Canada. Lobster boat gathering traps in the background.

The government of Nova Scotia has announced that it will accept up to 300 more applications through the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry immigration stream, starting at 9 a.m. local time (8 a.m. EST) on Wednesday, October 11. These applications will be accepted under Category B of the stream. A job offer is not required, but eligible Express Entry candidates must have work experience in an eligible occupation.

Through this stream, eligible candidates in the Express Entry pool may apply for a provincial nomination through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Since this is an enhanced Express Entry-aligned stream, successful applicants receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for permanent residence in a subsequent draw from the pool.

Category B of Nova Scotia’s Express Entry aligned stream has proven to be popular, with the intake often reaching its limit quickly, sometimes within a day. Therefore, it is important for candidates who are interested in applying to be prepared by reviewing eligibility across all criteria and ensuring all documentation is gathered and up-to-date. This stream may reopen again at some stage in the future, benefiting potential applicants in the pool who prepare in advance.

The Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream is one of the few economic immigration streams in Canada that function on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible The government of Nova Scotia has announced that it will accept up to 300 more applications through the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry immigration stream candidates with work experience in one of the following ‘opportunity’ occupations may submit an application.

Financial Auditors and Accountants 1111
Other financial officers 1114
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 1123
Administrative assistants 1241
Accounting and related clerks 1311
Civil engineers 2131
Information systems analysts and consultants 2171
Computer programmers and interactive media development 2174
Computer network technicians 2281
User support technicians 2282
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 3012
Licensed practical nurses 3233
College and other vocational instructors 4021
Paralegal and related occupations 4211
Social and community service workers 4212
Financial sales representatives 6235

Eligibility requirements

Express Entry candidates who wish to apply to Category B of Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry must:

  • Have at least one year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) skilled work experience in the last six years in one of the ‘opportunity’ occupations considered by Nova Scotia (listed above);
  • Have their foreign education credentials assessed;
  • Demonstrate, by way of a standardized language test acceptable to the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia, at least an adequate intermediate language proficiency in English or French (Canadian Language Benchmark 7);
  • Obtain at least 67 points on the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry points grid. Points are awarded based on language proficiency, age, work experience, education, and adaptability; and
  • Have a profile in the Express Entry pool.

Category A remains open

Category A of the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream remains open at this time. There is no targeted occupations list under this category, but applicants need a valid job offer in order to be eligible.

A valid job offer must be:

  • made by one employer in Nova Scotia;
  • for continuous, paid, full-time work; and
  • for work that is at least one year after your permanent resident visa is issued, not seasonal, and in a job that is Skill Type 0, or Skill Levels A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

The other criteria listed above under ‘eligibility requirements’ also apply under Category A. Applicants must obtain 67 points on the Nova Scotia points grid, and prove education level and language ability.

A wide-ranging occupations list

“Nova Scotia is opening its doors to a diverse range of Express Entry candidates, but being proactive and prepared is key,” says Attorney David Cohen.

“The province has given a bit of advanced notice that the category is reopening, so there may be time for eligible candidates to get ready. However, it may be noted that even if you don’t manage to submit an application on this occasion, there may be another opportunity down the line.”

Nova Scotia is one of four Atlantic provinces located on the east coast of the country. It is known as one of the ‘Maritime’ provinces, due to its historic and geographic relationship with the ocean. As the targeted opportunity occupations list hints at, Nova Scotia has a range of opportunities available for newcomers who would like to settle in Canada with their families.


  1. kamran riaz says:

    i am a sales supervisor. can i apply too?

  2. Paul says:

    How I can apply u can able to help please mail me your mail address also
    Thanking you


    To whom it may concern,

    How to apply? Where can I submit my CV amd credentials for your review..


  4. Delwin Joseph L Rivera says:

    I’am Delwin Joseph L Rivera and currently working as airline ground staff in Bahrain International Airport. Basically working for exactly 7 years in a customer service field. I’am interested in working in your country (Nova Scotia Canada). Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you and more power to your country. God bless

    • Angela says:

      Sorry there is no demand in Canada for customer service at the moment, please apply if you didn’t so you will get updated if any changes.

  5. Lovely Besera says:

    What are the requirements?

  6. Ali Bhamani says:

    I like to know as I am from hospitality industry are their any opportunities for my type of people. I am an experienced Guest Service Executive. If yes how may I apply for it.

    • Angela says:

      Sorry there is no demand in Canada for hospitality at the moment, please apply if you didn’t so you will get updated if any changes.

  7. Code 1111 / 1114 / 1312

  8. Jai Pal says:

    I need information about this program

  9. shahid says:

    please contact me

  10. Emmanuel Chan says:

    I am Emmanuel Chan from Philippines but I’m currently working here in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Quick Service Lube Technician. I’ve been always interested to apply for a job and of course if possible to be a permanent residence in Canada. But I don’t know what are the steps and procedures of it. Also if I will be qualified enough in meeting the requirements.
    I hope you could help me out on this on one. I will appreciate any response from you regarding my concern.
    Thank you.

  11. Muhammad Masood says:

    i have done MBA finance 18 years of Education and more than 5 year of Experience in accounting field in Saudi Arabia i am willing to apply.

  12. Sangeetha sanalkumar says:


  13. Zahidbashir says:

    Hi I am zahid bashir pakistani fist work Saudi Arabia Hotel work visa apply Nova

  14. Abrar Ahmad says:


  15. Ali Iyabo says:

    How long does it take to get the visa

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