After submission of Expression of Interest or EOI for Nova Scotia, candidates who score the highest in the points matrix are selected.
There are eight factors which determine the eligibility for the particular candidate under the Nova Scotia PNP after Expression of Interest (EOI) submission. Following table indicates those factors with the maximum points offered under each stage:-
|Language abilities||35 Points Max.|
|Education||25 Points Max.|
|Business ownership or senior management experience||35 Points Max.|
|Net worth||10 Points Max.|
|Age||10 Points Max.|
|Adaptability||10 Points Max.|
|Nova Scotia economic priorities||10 Points Max.|
|Investment||15 Points Max.|
|Total||150 Points Max.|
Candidates applying for Nova Scotia have to go qualify the Language ability test i.e. in English or French. After qualifying, they need to submit their official scores to Nova Scotia government in order to proceed further in applying for Nova Scotia immigration.
|First official language||Points|
|CLB level 9 or higher||7||7||7||7||28|
|CLB level 8||6||6||6||6||24|
|CLB level 7||5||5||5||5||20|
|Below CLB level 5||Ineligible|
|Second official language||Points|
|At least CLB 5 in all of the four abilities||7|
Education is another important factor that is considered for the Nova Scotia province. Points are allocated to the requisite education level.
|University degree at the Doctoral (PhD) level or equivalent||25|
|Post-secondary degree at the Master’s level, or equivalent OR university level entry-to-practice professional degree|
Occupation related to the degree must be:
|Two or more Canadian post-secondary degrees or diplomas, or equivalent (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 equivalent||21|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program, or equivalent||19|
|Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program, or equivalent||12|
|Canadian secondary school education credential (also called high school), or equivalent||8|
|Less than secondary school||Ineligible|
If the candidate has the experience of management or business ownership, then they are allocated points according to their experience in the business. More the experience more the advantage.
|Business Ownership or Management Experience||Points|
|Greater than 5 years of business ownership experience (minimum 33.33% ownership) in the last 10 years||35|
|Greater than 5 years of experience in a senior business management position in the last 10 years||20|
|3-5 years of business ownership experience (minimum 33.33%) in the last 10 years||20|
Candidates need to prove their net worth while they apply for this program. More the net worth more will be the points allocated to the particular candidate.
|Greater than $1.5 Million CAD||10|
|$1 Million CAD – $1.5 Million CAD||7|
|$600,000 CAD – $999,999 CAD||5|
|Less than $600,000 CAD||Ineligible|
Age also forms to be one of the major factors in the selection process for Nova Scotia EOI. Following are the points allocated for the age factor:-
|Under 21 years||Ineligible|
|56 years and older||0|
This factor shows the adaptability of the candidates in the province of Nova Scotia. Following are the points allocated under this category.
|Candidate’s previous study in Nova Scotia|
The candidate finished at least two academic years of full-time study (in a program at least two years long) at a secondary or post-secondary school in Nova Scotia.
Full-time study means at least 15 hours of instruction per week, and must have remained in good academic standing (as defined by the school) during the period of full-time study in Nova Scotia.
|Spouse or common-law partner’s previous study in Nova Scotia|
The candidate`s spouse or common-law partner finished at least two academic years of full-time study (in a program at least two years long) at a secondary or post-secondary school in Nova Scotia.
|Candidate’s previous work in Nova Scotia|
The candidate has at least one year of full-time work experience in Nova Scotia that:
|Spouse or common-law partner’s previous work in Nova Scotia|
The candidate`s spouse/partner has at least one year of full-time work experience in Nova Scotia on a valid work permit or while authorized to work in Canada.
|Relatives in Nova Scotia|
The candidate or, if applicable, his/her spouse or common-law partner, has a relative who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has in Nova Scotia for at least one continuous year and is 19 years or older. Acceptable forms of relatives include:
|Spouse or common-law partner’s level of language proficiency|
The candidate`s spouse or common-law partner has a language level in either English or French at CLB 4 or higher in all four language abilities (speaking, listening, reading and writing)
There are various economic priorities for different businesses mentioned in the list below for Nova Scotia. Following are the points allocated to all:-
|Nova Scotia Economic Priorities||Points|
|Proposed business location outside of Halifax Regional Municipality||5|
There are different points for the amount of investment done under the EOI system of Nova Scotia. Following is the scorecard for the investment:-
|Greater than $300,000 CAD||15|
|$150,000 CAD – $300,000 CAD||10|
|Less than $150,000 CAD||Ineligible|
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