Nova Scotia PNP Points Calculator 2020
Nova Scotia PNP has an “enhanced” stream – NSNP Express entry stream that allows the express entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination. If you can get a provincial nomination, you will get 600 CRS points, effectively guaranteeing an ITA to apply for a Canada PR Visa.
You must have a good chance of quickly finding a job in Nova Scotia’s labour market. There are two categories under NSNP:
Category A – This category is for applicants who have a full-time job offer.
Category B – Minimum of one year of work experience in the province in the last ten years.
Nova Scotia PNP Express Entry
For you to eligible to apply for a provincial nomination through NSNP Express Entry stream, must meet the following criteria:
Have a valid profile in Express entry program
Score 67 points or more on the stream’s six selection factors;
Have a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer for full-time skilled work that lasts at least one year after your permanent resident visa is issued. For a job offer to be valid in Express Entry and receive points, employers will usually need an LMIA from ESDC.
Have 1 year of skilled work experience related to the job;
Have a Canadian high school credential or equivalent;
Prove language ability in English or French at Canadian Language Benchmark 7;
Show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia.
For more details on NSNP, check our page about Nova Scotia PNP.
Nova Scotia PNP Points Calculator 2020
To apply for the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) you need to score a minimum 67 points out of 100 to have a valid express entry profile. Following tables will illustrate how to calculator your NSNP points:
|Factors||Maximum Points Awarded|
Following table further illustrates how each factor awards points in Nova Scotia Points Calculator 2020:
Language Skills (Maximum 28 points)
|CLB level 9 or more||6||6||6||6|
|CLB level 8||5||5||5||5|
|CLB level 7||4||4||4||4|
Second Official Language
|Minimum CLB 5 in four language abilities||4|
|CLB 4 or less in any four language abilities||0|
Educational Qualification (Maximum 25 points)
|University degree at the Doctoral (Ph.D.) level or equal||25|
|Master’s degree or equal from a university OR entry-to-practice professional degree (or equal) which is NOC 2016 Skill Level A, and licensed by a provincial regulatory body||23|
|Two or more Canadian post-secondary degrees or diploma or equal ( at least one must be for a program of at least three years)||22|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a program of three years or longer, or equal||21|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program, or equal||19|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program, or equal||15|
|Canadian high school diploma, or equal||5|
Age (Maximum 12 points)
|Age (In Years)||Points|
|47 and older||0|
Arranged Employment: Candidates can get 10 points for this if they have a full-time job offer for an occupation that is categorized under National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill type 0, A, or B.
|Working in Canada on an LMIA based work permit in an occupation listed under NOC Skill level 0, A or B||10|
|Working in Canada but it is on LMIA exempt work permit or the work permit if through PNP||10|
|No work permit but authorized to work in Canada||10|
|Has a valid work permit to work in Canada but is not amongst the first two scenarios||10|
Adaptability: Candidate can get a maximum of 10 points under this category in case their spouse or common-law partner that is accompanying them to Canada:
|Spouse’s or partner’s language level: For CLB level 4 or higher||5|
|Candidate’s past study in Canada: Must have completed a minimum of two years of academic years of full-time study at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada||5|
|Spouse’s or partner’s past work in Canada: Spouse’s or partner has completed a minimum two-year academic year of full-time study at a secondary or post-secondary school in Canada||5|
|Candidate’s past work in Canada: Minimum of one year of full-time work experience in Canada:
In a job listed in Skill Type 0 or Skill type A or B of NOC, and
With a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Canada
|Spouse’s or partner’s past work in Canada:
Spouse/partner had a minimum of one year of full-time works experience in Canada on a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Country
|Arranged employment in Canada||5|