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Nova Scotia Immigration Points

In order to become eligible an applicants must get minimum 67 points out of 100 under the Nova Scotia Points Calculator. The points comprises of factors education, language ability, work experience, age, adaptability factors, if you have a valid job offer letter from Nova Scotia employer you will get extra points which will increase you selection chances.

The selection factors for Nova Scotia PNP are:

Factor Points
Education Maximum 25 Points
Ability in English and/or French Maximum 28 Points
Work Experience Maximum 15 Points
Age Maximum 12 Points
Arranged employment in Nova Scotia Maximum 10 Points
Adaptability Maximum 10 Points
Total Maximum 100 Points
Minimum Passing Points 67 Points

Factor 1: Education

Level of Education Points
Doctoral level 25
Master`s level or professional degree 23
Two or more post-secondary credentials, one of which is a three-year or longer post-secondary credential 22
Three-year or longer post-secondary credential 21
Two-year post-secondary credential 19
One-year post-secondary credential 15
Secondary school 5

Factor 2: Language Skills

Proficiency Level Points
First Official Language
Speaking / Listening / Reading / Writing Intermediate IELTS 6.0 / 6.0 / 6.0 / 6.0 4 / ability
Speaking / Listening / Reading / Writing High intermediate
IELTS 6.5 / 7.5 / 6.5/6.5
5 / ability
Speaking / Listening / Reading / Writing Advanced
IELTS 7.0 / 8.0 / 7.0 / 7.0
6 / ability
Speaking / Listening / Reading / Writing Spouse/partner’s official language (CLB4)
IELTS 4.0 / 4.5 / 3.5 / 5.0
5
Maximum 24
Second Official Language
Speaking / Listening / Reading / Writing CLB/NCLC 5 in all abilities
IELTS 5.0 / 5.0 / 4.0 / 5.0
4
Maximum
Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing
4

Factor 3: Work Experience

Work Experience Points
1 year (Minimum threshold) 9
2-3 years 11
4-5 years 13
6 years or more 15

Factor 4: Age

Age of Applicant Points
18 to 35 12
36 11
37 10
38 9
39 8
40 7
41 6
42 5
43 4
44 3
45 2
46 1
47 and over 0

Factor 5: Arranged Employment

The Applicant And Points
is currently working in Canada on an LMIA-based work permit and his or her work in Canada is considered “skilled” (NOC 0, A, or B level).
  • The work permit is valid when a permanent residency application is made* and
  • The employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant.

*At the time the permanent resident visa is issued, the applicant is expected to still hold a valid work permit.

10
is currently working in Canada on an LMIA-exempt work permit or a work permit issued under a provincial/territorial agreement.
  • The work permit is valid when a permanent residence application is made* and
  • The employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant.

*At the time the permanent resident visa is issued, the applicant is expected to still hold a valid work permit.

10 points
does not hold a valid work permit and is not otherwise authorized to work in Canada.
  • A prospective employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant; and
  • The offer of employment has received a positive LMIA
10
holds a valid work permit or is otherwise authorized to work in Canada, but does not fall under one of the two above scenarios.
  • The work permit or authorization is valid when a permanent residence application is made;
  • A prospective employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant; and
  • The offer of employment has received a positive LMIA
10

Factor 6: Adaptability

Adaptability Points
PA previous work in Canada (minimum 1 year NOC 0,A,B) 10
Previous study in Canada 5
Previous study in Canada – accompanying spouse/partner 5
Previous work in Canada – accompanying spouse/partner 5
Arranged employment in Canada 5
Relative in Canada – 18 years or older 5
Language ability CLB 4 or above – accompanying spouse/partner (IELTS 4.0/4.5/3.5/4.0) 5