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.
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.