Nova Scotia Points Calculator

Nova Scotia Points Calculator helps you in assessing the required eligibility for Nova Scotia Immigration under Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry.

Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry

Nova Scotia uses the federal government’s Express Entry immigration selection system in order to select candidates for this stream. This stream is for skilled individuals with a post-secondary education and qualifications that will help them successfully settle in Nova Scotia.

There are two categories under the stream:

  • Category A: Arranged Employment in Nova Scotia

    1. This category requires candidates to have an arranged job offer supported by a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment from a Nova Scotia employer. The job offer must be in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level 0, A, or B occupation.
  • Category B: Paid Work Experience in an Opportunity Occupation

    1. This category entails at least one year of continuous full-time (or 1,560 hours or more) or an equal amount in part-time paid work experience in the last ten years in one of the opportunity occupations.

Find below the Nova Scotia PNP Points Calculator offering Points for Various Factors:

Language Skills28
Work Experience15
Arranged Employment10

Factor 1: Education

The education factor in the Nova Scotia Points Calculator gird awards points to the candidates on the basis of their highest level of education. A total 25 points can be scored under this head with the most points being awarded for having a doctoral level education.

Doctoral (PhD) level25
University-level credential at the Master’s level OR an entry-to-practice professional degree (only for degrees related to NOC Skill Level A occupations for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required, in one of the following fields of study:

✍ Medicine,

✍ Veterinary Medicine;

✍ Dentistry;

✍ Podiatry;

✍ Optometry;

✍ Law;

✍ Chiropractic  Medicine; and

✍ Pharmacy.)

Two or more post-secondary credentials (at least one must be for a program of at least three years)22
Post-secondary credential for a program of three years or longer21
Two-year post-secondary credential19
One-year post-secondary credential15
Secondary school education credential (also called high school)5
Less than secondary schoolIneligible


Factor 2: Language Skills

The Language skills factor on the Points Calculator for Nova Scotia immigration grid is for assessing the candidate’s language proficiency in Canada’s official languages. If the applicant doesn’t show proof of proficiency then the Nova Scotia Immigration Processing time can be increased.

First official languagePoints
CLB level 9 or higher6666
CLB level 85555
CLB level 74444
Below CLB level 7Not eligible to apply

Second official languagePoints
At least CLB 5 in all of the four abilities4
CLB 4 or less in any of the four abilities0

Factor 3: Work Experience

The work experience factor under the Nova Scotia Points Calculator 2018 provides points to the candidates based on the work experience they have acquired. The most points are given for having a work experience of 6 or more than 6 years.

Work ExperiencePoints
1 year9 points
2-3 years11 points
4-5 years13 points
6 years or more15 points

Factor 4: Age

The Age factor is to determine if the candidate falls in the perfect age group for immigration under Nova Scotia PNP Points Calculator or not. The province wants to inculcate young and active individuals who can bring economic profit to the province. Under the age factor most of the points are awarded to people in the age group of 18 to 35 years.

Age of ApplicantPoints
18 to 3512 points
3611 points
3710 points
389 points
398 points
407 points
416 points
425 points
434 points
443 points
452 points
461 points
47 and over0 points

Factor 5: Arranged Employment

Checking this box is essential under Express Entry Canada Requirements as this factor helps the state to determine of the applicant has a valid work permit and a job or not. A maximum 10 points are awarded under this category.

Candidate currently work in Canada on a temporary work permit.Candidate’s work permit is valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized to work in Canada without a work permit when your visa is issued),


IRCC issued your work permit based on a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Service Canada. Candidate’s employer would have applied for the LMIA, which you then had to attach to your application,


Candidates are working for an employer named on your work permit who has made a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.

Candidate currently work in Canada in a job that is exempt from the LMIA requirement under: An international agreement (such as, the North America Free Trade Agreement), or A federal-provincial agreement.Candidate’s work permit is valid both when you apply and when the visa is issued (or you are authorized to work in Canada without a permit when your visa is issued),


Candidate’s current employer has made a permanent job offer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker.

Candidate currently do not:

Have a work permit, or

Plan to work in Canada before you get a permanent resident visa,


Candidates are currently working in Canada and a different employer has offered to give you a permanent full-time job,


Candidates are currently working in Canada in a job that is exempt from a Labour Market Impact Assessment, but not under an international or federal-provincial agreement,

Candidates are made the permanent job offer by an employer based on you being accepted as a skilled worker,


The employer has a positive LMIA from Service Canada.



Factor 6: Adaptability

The Adaptability factor under Nova Scotia Express Entry Points Calculator helps to score candidates for having any sort of existing connections in the state. A maximum 10 points are given under this head.

Arranged Employment (For principal candidate)10 points
Previous study in Nova Scotia5 points
Previous study in Nova Scotia – accompanying spouse/partner5 points
Previous work in Nova Scotia – accompanying spouse/partner5 points
Arranged employment in Nova Scotia5 points
Relative in Nova Scotia – 18 years or older5 points
Language ability CLB 4 or above – accompanying spouse/partner (IELTS 4/4.5/3.5/4)5 points

Requirements for Applicants

In order to be eligible for Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry, candidates must:

  1. Have a foreign diploma, certificate, or credential and its educational credential equivalency assessment by a designated body or a Canadian educational credential;
  2. Have one year of full-time, or part-time equivalent paid work experience in the last six years in an NOC Skill Type 0, Skill Level A or B occupation; and
  3. Meet the minimum language proficiency threshold – currently, Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all four language components (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in either English or French demonstrated by language test results from a designated agency:
    • a)IELTS (General Training Test only) for English;
    • b) CELPIP (General test only) for English; or
    • c)TEF for French.
  4. Potential candidates must score at least 67 out of 100 points on a points grid that measures education, language ability, work experience, age, adaptability factors, and whether the candidate has an arranged job offer from a Nova Scotia-based employer.

For more updates upon the Nova Scotia Immigration Points Calculator please do call us on +91-7042184185/ Email your queries on info@makevisas.com.

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