The NSNP Skilled Worker category helps employers in NS to recruit foreign workers and recent graduates. These skilled workers have skills that are needed in the new province. Employers need to prove that local Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot fill vacancies in the occupation.
NSNP Skilled Worker Category Requirements
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Applicants in Canada must provide proof of legal status as a temporary worker or tourist, and applicants outside Canada must provide proof of legal status where they have lived;
- The applicant is 21-55 years old when the application is received by USCIS;
- Have a full-time long-term job offer from an employer in Nova Scotia, preferably NOC 0, A or B, the salary of the job must meet the work standards and salary level of Nova Scotia, and prove that it is impossible to recruit Canadian citizens or permanent residents. fill the vacancy in a position that does not violate any existing negotiated agreements, labor contracts/standards and does not involve any labor disputes;
- One year (1560 hours) of relevant work experience in the past 5 years (volunteer work and unpaid internship work are not counted), semi-skilled and low-skilled workers must have 6 months of work experience for the employer;
- Possess a high school diploma;
- Have appropriate job training, skills and/or licensing;
- Skilled workers in occupational categories NOC 0, A and B require English or French proficiency to reach CLB5, those whose first language is English or French do not need to take a language test, and semi-skilled or low-skilled occupations in NOC C and D categories Workers need to achieve CLB4 in English or French, even if the first language is English or French may provide test scores;
- Demonstrate a genuine intention to settle in Nova Scotia and provide a personalised settlement plan;
- Have sufficient funds to settle in Nova Scotia.
Employers must meet the Following Requirements:
- The business must be a permanent establishment in Nova Scotia. Immigration accepts applications from employers from the permanent establishment, public sector and non-profit organizations. The non-profit organization must be registered under the Societies Act and indicate the financial capacity and stability to support the position on a long-term basis;
- The employer’s business must have been actively operating in Nova Scotia for at least two years and be considered a business in good standing by the Provincial Office of Occupational Health and Safety and Labour and not in breach of the Immigration, Refugee and Protection Act (IRPA) or the Immigration, Refugee and Protection Regulations “(IRPR);
- Employers must pay federal employer compliance fees when hiring foreign workers, unless there is an exemption;
- Employers must have a good history of workplace and business practices and comply with all applicable laws and regulations;
- Most employers wishing to recruit and employ foreign workers in Nova Scotia must have a foreign worker employer registration certificate that complies with labour legislation;
- Employers cannot deduct operating costs from wages or salaries, such as the cost of bringing foreign workers to Canada; Employment agencies or similar placement companies cannot act as employers unless they have established a long-term full-time employment relationship with the applicant themselves;
- The above deviations or violations of the employer’s belief will result in USCIS refusing to accept applications for provincial nomination from workers employed by those employers;
- The employer must provide a full-time long-term job offer. The job category is preferably NOC 0, A or B. The salary of the job must meet the work standards and salary levels of the new province. It is indeed impossible to recruit Canadian citizens or permanent residents to fill the job. A job vacancy that does not violate any existing negotiated agreements, labor contracts/standards and does not involve any labor disputes;
- Employers must provide evidence of recruitment for the position. The evidence of recruitment must be provided to the applicant before the offer, including: a current active LMIA, or LMIA exemption certificate, three advertisements and related information.
NSNP Skilled Worker Category Application Procedure
- The applicant collects and prepares all application materials;
- The employer must prepare the NSNP200 Employer Form and supporting documents;
- Submit your NSNP application in two ways:
- Create an account, save your application, and submit supporting documents in PDF format through Nova Scotia Online Services;
- Mail the paper application to: Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, PO Box 1535, Halifax NS B3J 2Y3, CANADA;
- The New Provincial Immigration Service evaluates the applicant’s application. After the application is approved, the applicant will be nominated by the New Provincial Government. The New Provincial Immigration Service will send a nomination letter to the applicant and a nomination certificate directly to IRCC (valid for 6 months);
- Applicants must submit a completed permanent residence visa application to IRCC within six months of receiving the NSNP nomination letter, and can land in Canada after approval;
- Within 30 days of arriving in Canada, you must contact Immigration New South Wales with a copy of your confirmation of permanent residence, your current address in Nova Scotia, and contact details such as a phone number and email address.