Life in Canada
Life in Canada
Nova Scotia offers a quality of life that is disappearing in much of North America, allowing to keep everything in perspective: work, family and relaxation. Natural beauty, combined with a cost of living among the lowest in the country, makes Nova Scotia one of the most enjoyable places to live in Canada.
Located in the Maritimes region, Nova Scotia is a small Canadian province comprised of the Nova Scotia peninsula, Cape Brenton Island, and another 3,800 coastal islands. The capital city, Halifax, is a center for culture and the arts and is known for its high standard of living. Nova Scotia is closely connected to the sea and the province is renowned for its coastal beauty, comfortable living, and delicious cuisine.
The cost of living in Nova Scotia is one of the lowest in Canada. It is quite achievable to own a home in Nova Scotia. In 2011, the average value of a home in Nova Scotia was $ 201,991, compared to $345,182 for all of Canada.
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) nominates prospective immigrants, who have the skills and experience sought by the province. Through this program, candidates may receive a Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination Certificate, which speeds up the overall immigration process.
You can apply for NSNP under the following categories:
The intake of new applicants for this program has been temporarily stopped.
This category provides a pathway to permanent residence in Canada for highly skilled applicants who have at least one year of working experience with a Nova Scotia employer.
This category is for individuals who have received a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer. Skilled, semi-skilled and low-skilled workers may be eligible to apply.
This stream attracts individuals who wish to start or acquire a business and settle permanently in Nova Scotia.
This stream is open to graduates who have completed at least two years of full-time study at a recognized Nova Scotia university or Community College, have operated their own business for at least one year, and intend to settle permanently in Nova Scotia.