Nova Scotia PNP Points Calculator 2020

The Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSNP) is one of the most popular nominee programs in the country. Being the most popular tourist and immigration destinations, Nova Scotia has several to offer to those searching the most vibrant, dynamic, and economically viable place. This program is designed to provide skilled workers with easy immigration into the country and vie for jobs with Nova Scotia and further plan to settle there with a job in hand.

Nova Scotia ‘Demand Express Entry’ Stream 2020

This stream was established to provide Nova Scotia with suitably skilled workers to fill the gap. Taking cues from the ‘National Express Entry Program’, this NSNP nominates people with post-secondary education, work experience in the region, and high skills to move to Nova Scotia. To further ease the entry and simplify the process, the NSNP authorities have divided the workgroups into the following categories:

  • Category I: It is designed for those who have a full-time job offer in hand from a Nova Scotia based company
  • Category II: It is for those who have at least 1 year of working experience anywhere in the country in the last ten years (however experience in Nova Scotia is highly preferred)

Eligibility Calculator for Nova Scotia PNP

To be eligible under the program, you will require at least 67 points out of 100 across the categories. Here are the factors or categories in which you need to score high to improve your chances:

  • Level of education
  • Language skills and proficiency
  • Relevant work experience
  • Age
  • Employment
  • Adaptability

Detailed information about the points for each aspect has been tabulated below. Have a close look to understand better:

Factor 1: Level of Education
Education/Degree Points
Doctoral or Ph.D. 25
Master’s or Professional Degree 23
Two or More Post-Secondary Credentials, One of Which Should be a 3-Year or longer Post-Secondary Credentials 22
3-Year or Longer Post-Secondary Credentials 21
2-Year Post-Secondary Credentials 19
1-Year Post-Secondary Credentials 15
Secondary School 5
Factor 2: Language Skills & Proficiency
First Official Language
Proficiency Level Points
Speaking/Reading/Listening/ Writing Intermediate IELTS 6.0/6.0/6.0/6.0 4 /ability
Speaking/Reading/Listening/ Writing High Intermediate IELTS 6.5/7.5/6.5/6.5 5 /ability
Speaking/Reading/Listening/ Writing Advanced IELTS 7.0/8.0/7.0/7.0 6 /ability
Speaking/Reading/Listening/ Writing Spouse or Partner’s Official Language (CLB4) IELTS 4.0/4.5/3.5/4.0 5
MAXIMUM: 24
Second Official Language
Speaking/Reading/Listening/ Writing CLB/NCLC 5 in All IELTS Abilities 5.0/5.0/4.0/5.0 4
MAXIMUM: 24
Factor 3: Relevant Work Experience
Years of Experience Points
1 Year (Minimum Threshold) 9
2-3 Years 11
4-5 Years 13
6 Years or Above 15
Factor 4: Age
Applicant’s Age Points
18-35 Years 12
36 Years 11
37 Years 10
38 Years 9
39 Years 8
40 Years 7
41 Years 6
42 Years 5
43 Years 4
44 Years 3
45 Years 2
46 Years 1
47 Years and Over 0
Factor 5: Employment or Arrange Employment
Applicants Additional Factors Points
The applicant is presently working in Canada on an ‘LMIA-based’ work visa and their work in the country is listed under the ‘skilled jobs’ NOC 0, A, or B level
  • The work permit/visa is valid when the application for PR is made
  • The employer provides the applicant with a full-time and permanent skilled job
  • When the PR visa is issued by the authorities, the applicant is expected to have the valid work visa at that time
10
The applicant must be working in Canada on an ‘LMIA-exempt’ work permit or a work visa is issued under a territorial/ provincial/ agreement
  • The work permit or visa should be valid when the PR visa application is submitted
  • The employer has offered a permanent and full-time skilled job opportunity to the applicant
  • The work permit must be valid at the time of PR visa issuance
10
The applicant does not have any valid work visa and is not otherwise authorized or allowed to work in Canada
  • The prospective employer should have made a full-time, skilled, and permanent job offer to the applicant
  • The job offer should have a positive LMIA
10
The applicant should have a valid work visa/permit or is otherwise allowed to work in Canada but does not fall under any of the scenarios mentioned earlier
  • The work permit should be valid at the time of PR visa application submission
  • The prospective employer must have made a skilled, permanent, and full-time job offer to the applicant
  • The job offer must have a positive LMIA
10
Factor 6: Adaptability
Factor Points
Previous Work Experience in Canada (at least of 1 year NOC 0,A,B) 10
Previous Studies in Canada 5
Previous Study in Canada Accompanying Spouse or Partner 5
Previous Work in Canada Accompanying Spouse or Partner 5
Arranged Employment in Canada 5
Any Relative in Canada Aged 18 Years or Above 5
Language Ability with CLB 4 or More Accompanying Spouse or Partner with IELTS Score 4.0/4.5/3.5/4.0) 5

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