Nova Scotia Immigration Programs

Immigration Saves the Day: Nova Scotia Paves Way for Economic Recovery with Major Immigration Reforms

Published on : January 13, 2021


Key Highlights:

  • Nova Scotia Immigration 2020
  • Importance of Immigration: CIC
  • How to migrate to Nova Scotia 2021

The pandemic caused a huge drift in the economy in 2020. However, Canada's most rapidly progressing province, Nova Scotia, approved a total of 3517 immigration applications even during such a crisis. This was much more than the allocated numbers set for 2020 and a majority of the skilled workers under this category belonged to the healthcare sector. 

In Canada, immigration is one of the key driving factors of the economy. The most popular Nova Scotia Immigration programs in 2020 were the AIP (Atlantic Immigration Program) and NSNP( Nova Scotia Nominee Program).

CIC Speaks

"Immigration will play an important role in our economy as we recover from this pandemic,” Diab said to the press. “We will continue to work with our stakeholders to identify labour needs in key essential service sectors and employers who need specialized skills and talent to create economic growth.” This signified a major improvement in the immigration reforms for the upcoming year.

How to immigrate to Nova Scotia in 2021? 

2021 is going to be a remarkable year for immigrants who want to settle in Nova Scotia.

They have two options to choose from: (Atlantic Immigration Program) or NSNP (Nova Scotia Nominee Program).

The AIP allows employers to recruit foreign skilled workers to fill vacancies that are in-demand in the 4 provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. 

Candidates who are coming to Canada under the AIP, must accept a job offer from an employer in Atlantic Canada prior to moving and settling in the country.

Under the NSNP, candidates can choose any of the 8 programs to migrate:

  • Nova Scotia Experience Express Entry: For candidates who have worked in Nova Scotia for at least one year.  
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities : For candidates who meet the specific labour market criteria
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities for Physicians: For candidates who are qualified physicians or family doctors
  • Physician Stream: For physicians who are not in the Express Entry Pool and have a job offer in Nova Scotia 
  • Skilled Worker Stream: For skilled workers who have a job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia 
  • Occupation In Demand Stream: For skilled workers who have an occupation listed in the NOC O, A or B category
  • Entrepreneur Stream:  For applicants who wish to start their own business in Canada 
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream: For international graduates who wish to start a business in the province.

To know more about the Nova Scotia Immigration programs, you can talk to our experts at Kansas. Call us on 1800-102-0109 Or  Write to us at

Topics: Migrate, Canada




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  • Overview
  • Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • Eligibility for the...