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Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream

January 8, 2018

Nova Scotia uses the federal government’s Express Entry immigration selection system in order to select candidates for this stream.
This stream is for skilled individuals with a post-secondary education and qualifications that will help them successfully settle in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream

There are two categories under the stream:

Category A: Arranged Employment in Nova Scotia
This category requires candidates to have an arranged job offer supported by a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment from a Nova Scotia employer. The job offer must be in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level 0, A, or B occupation.

Category B: Paid Work Experience in an Opportunity Occupation
This category entails at least one year of continuous full-time (or 1,560 hours or more) or an equal amount in part-time paid work experience in the last six years in one of the opportunity occupations.

Nova Scotia Demanded Occupation List – Skill level

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