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Nova Scotia PNP Draw Prediction

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Nova Scotia PNP Draw Prediction 2024 ( Updated)

The Nova Scotia PNP invites applicants from the Express Entry Pool to participate in the draw. The profile of the candidate is designed to meet and satisfy the needs of the province's labor market. Candidates with specific skills are invited to apply for nomination in the PNP draw. 

Nova Scotia Nominee Program 

  • The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) was introduced in 2003. It was created to solve the province's labour market problems. 
  • The Atlantic Immigration Pilot and NSNP together nearly tripled Nova Scotia's immigration rate.
  •  Currently, Nova Scotia receives more than 7,000 new permanent residents annually. 
  • The retention rate of a province depends on its ability to provide its prospective immigrants with both work and educational possibilities. 
  • The retention rate in Nova Scotia is relatively high due to the growing job demand.

Latest Nova Scotia Draw

The latest Nova Scotia draw took place on 12 October, 2023. The minimum score required to be eligible for this draw was 67. The candidate should have one year of experience under NOC 32101. This code is for the nurse practitioners.


Nova Scotia Nominee Program Streams

Under NSNP, there are nine main streams. You can check their eligibility criterias for these streams on their official website.

Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities

Candidates in the federal Express Entry system who have met provincial labour needs can apply for nomination under this stream.

Eligibility Criteria - 

  • Obtain a letter of interest via the Express Entry system from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program
  • Meet the work experience requirements of the Express Entry system 
  • Demonstrate that you have are sufficient funds to support you and your family 
  • Have a valid Express Entry number 

Labour Market Priorities for Physicians

Using the federal Express Entry system, physicians are chosen to submit for nomination through the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities stream. 

Those who have a Letter of Interest from Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI) and have an accepted offer from the IWK Health Centre can apply for the same. 

Eligibility Criteria - 

  • To have  permission granted by the NSHA or IWK to practice as a specialized physician (NOC 31100 and NOC 31101) or as a general practitioner and family physician (NOC 31102)
  • Demonstrate that you have are sufficient funds to support you and your family
  • Have a valid Express Entry number 
  • Submit a signed return for Service Agreement with the Department of Health and Wellness of Nova Scotia

Entrepreneur Stream

Senior business managers who wish to relocate to Nova Scotia should apply for the Entrepreneur Stream. They can either create a new company or purchase an already-existing one.

Eligibility Criteria - 

  • Have a score of at least CLB 5 or higher in English test 
  • Have a minimum of $600,000 net worth (or $400,000 in net worth if your company is located outside of Halifax Regional Municipality) 
  • be prepared to put up a minimum of $150,000 CAD investment to launch a company in Nova Scotia or $100,000 CAD if your business is not related to Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Have more than five years of experience in a senior business management job or at least three years of experience in actively managing a business

International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream

This stream particularly targets recent graduates from Nova Scotia College or universities. They should have at least a year of experience in operating a Nova Scotia business. If the candidate has an intent to live here, they can apply for Permanent Residence as well. 

Eligibility Criteria- 

  • Have a score of at least CLB 7 or higher in English test 
  • Have a minimum of 33.33% ownership in a current business and a minimum of one year experience of operating Nova Scotia business 
  • Receive an ITA from Labour, Skills and Immigration 
  • Hold a degree or diploma from a Nova Scotian institution or college

International Graduates in Demand Stream

This stream is mainly for recent foreign graduates whose education and skill set align with particular National Occupational Classification (NOC) job categories. The employees in the following NOC job categories are eligible to apply - 

  • NOC 32102 - Paramedical occupations
  • NOC 32124 - Pharmacy technician
  • NOC 33102 - Orderlies, Patient Service Associates 
  • NOC 42202 - Early educators and assistants 


Skilled Worker Stream

Skilled Worker Stream is one of the most important streams from Nova Scotia province. This fills the needs of labour in the market. Through this stream, employers can recruit overseas workers and recently graduated international students. 

Eligibility Criteria- 

  • Have one year of relevant work experience. 
  • Employees in the TEER categories 4 or 5 must have six months of work experience with a current company.
  • Have diploma or a degree from a renowned university
  • Show language proficiency equivalent to CLB 5 if the candidate works in a NOC TEER Category 0,1,2 or 3  and for NOC TEER category 4 or 5, the CLB 4 is the minimum requirement. 

Occupations in Demand Stream

The NOC TEER categories 3, 4, and 5 occupations that are in high demand in Nova Scotia's labor market are the focus of the Occupations in Demand stream.

Eligibility Criteria - 

  • Should be between the ages of 21 and 55 years
  • Should be able to proof their financial stability
  • Have an offer of full-time employment in either of the categories - 


  • NOC 33102 - nurse aides
  • NOC 65200 - food and beverage servers
  • NOC 65201 - Food counter attendants, kitchen assistants, and associated support occupations 
  • NOC 65310 -Light duty cleaners
  • NOC 73300 - Truck drivers
  • NOC 73400 - Heavy equipment operators
  • NOC 75110 - Laborers and assistants in construction trades 

Critical Construction Worker Pilot 

This stream particularly targets the construction sector and provides the potential candidates with permanent and full-time employment in Nova Scotia. 

Eligibility Criteria - 

  • Have high school diploma 
  • Should be between 21 to 55 years of age
  • Have an offer of full-time employment in either of the NOC categories -
    • 70010 – Construction managers
    • 70011 – Home building and renovation managers
    • 72011 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
    • 72014 – Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
    • 72020 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
    • 72106 – Welders and related machine operators
    • 72200 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)
    • 72201 – Industrial electricians
    • 72310 – Carpenters
    • 72320 – Bricklayers
    • 72401 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
    • 72402 – Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
    • 72500 – Crane operators
    • 73100 – Concrete finishers
    • 73102 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
    • 73110 – Roofers and shinglers
    • 73200 – Residential and commercial installers and servicers
    • 73400 – Heavy equipment operators
    • 75101 – Material handlers
    • 75110 – Construction trades helpers and labourers
    • 75119 – Other trades helpers and labourers

Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry 

People who have the required skills and want to permanently reside in Nova Scotia are chosen through the Express Entry stream. Candidates must have worked in an occupation falling within TEER categories 0, 1, 2, or 3 for at least a year in Nova Scotia.

Eligibility Criteria -

  • Should be between 21 to 55 years of age
  • Have one year of relevant work experience in the required field
  • Have a valid profile in Express Entry system

Prediction of Nova Scotia PNP Draw 2024 

The Nova Scotia PNP draw generally occurs twice a year. The latest Draw took place in October 2023. 

According to the latest Draw, the next Draw is expected to take place between May and June 2024. The Draw depends on various factors, including the labor market's needs. An individual can apply through different streams under which the Draw takes place. 

If you think you are eligible to apply under any category, stay updated through our website. 

Contact us today to learn more about the Nova Scotia PNP draw.

Read these FAQs

What is the cutoff for PNP in Nova Scotia?

To become eligible for Nova Scotia PNP, applicants must score a minimum of 67 points out of 100 on the Nova Scotia points calculator.

Who is eligible for PNP in Nova Scotia?

Between the ages of 21 and 55; Have at least 12 months full-time (or an equal amount in part-time) paid skilled work experience in Nova Scotia in the three years before the application is made

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