Nova Scotia Expression of Interest EOI

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:-

Selection FactorPoints
Language abilities35 Points Max.
Education25 Points Max.
Business ownership or senior management experience35 Points Max.
Net worth10 Points Max.
Age10 Points Max.
Adaptability10 Points Max.
Nova Scotia economic priorities10 Points Max.
Investment15 Points Max.
Total150 Points Max.

 

Factor 1: Language Abilities in English and/or French

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 languagePoints
SpeakingListeningReadingWritingTotal
CLB level 9 or higher777728
CLB level 8666624
CLB level 7555520
Below CLB level 5Ineligible

 

Second official languagePoints
At least CLB 5 in all of the four abilities7

 

Factor 2: Education

Education is another important factor that is considered for the Nova Scotia province. Points are allocated to the requisite education level.

EducationPoints
University degree at the Doctoral (PhD) level or equivalent25
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:

  • NOC 2011 Skill Level A, and
  • Licensed by a provincial regulatory body
23
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 equivalent21
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program, or equivalent19
Canadian post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program, or equivalent12
Canadian secondary school education credential (also called high school), or equivalent8
Less than secondary schoolIneligible

Factor 3: Business Ownership or Management Experience

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 ExperiencePoints
Greater than 5 years of business ownership experience (minimum 33.33% ownership) in the last 10 years35
Greater than 5 years of experience in a senior business management position in the last 10 years20
3-5 years of business ownership experience (minimum 33.33%) in the last 10 years20

Factor 4: Net Worth

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.

Net WorthPoints
Greater than $1.5 Million CAD10
$1 Million CAD – $1.5 Million CAD7
$600,000 CAD – $999,999 CAD5
Less than $600,000 CADIneligible

Factor 5: Age

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:-

AgePoints
Under 21 yearsIneligible
21-24 years5
25-32 years7
33-3910
40-447
45-555
56 years and older0

 

Factor 6: Adaptability

This factor shows the adaptability of the candidates in the province of Nova Scotia. Following are the points allocated under this category.

AdaptabilityPoints
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.

10
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.

5
Candidate’s previous work in Nova Scotia

The candidate has at least one year of full-time work experience in Nova Scotia that:

  • Is in an occupation listed in Skill Type 0 or Skill Levels A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC 2011), and
  • Was completed on a valid work permit or while the candidate was authorized to work in Canada.
10
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.

5
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:

  • parent,
  • grandparent,
  • brother/sister,
  • aunt/uncle, and
  • niece/nephew.
5
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)

5

Factor 7: Nova Scotia Economic Priorities

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 PrioritiesPoints
Export-oriented business5
Proposed business location outside of Halifax Regional Municipality5
Business succession5

Factor 8: Investment

There are different points for the amount of investment done under the EOI system of Nova Scotia. Following is the scorecard for the investment:-

Investment AmountPoints
Greater than $300,000 CAD15
$150,000 CAD – $300,000 CAD10
Less than $150,000 CADIneligible

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