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    Nova Scotia, a province in Canada, has its own points-based immigration system known as the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). The NSNP has several streams through which individuals can apply for nomination if they meet certain eligibility criteria.

    Here’s how the points system might work in Nova Scotia:

    1. Age: Points are typically awarded based on your age, with younger applicants receiving more points. For example, applicants aged 20-29 might receive the maximum points, and the points decrease as you get older.

    2. Education: Points are awarded based on your level of education. Higher degrees and diplomas from recognized institutions often result in more points.

    3. Work Experience: Points can be awarded for your work experience, with more points given for longer and more relevant work experience in your field.

    4. Language Proficiency: Points can be awarded based on your language skills, typically in English or French. You may need to provide language test results like IELTS or CELPIP.

    5. Connection to Nova Scotia: Some streams may award points for having a job offer in Nova Scotia, family connections in the province, or previous work or study experience in Nova Scotia.

    6. Adaptability: Points may be given for adaptability factors like having a spouse or common-law partner with Canadian work experience, or having studied in Canada.

    7. Job Offer: If you have a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer, you may receive additional points.

    Minimum Points Required For Nova Scotia PNP

    The selection factors for Nova Scotia PNP are:

    FactorPoints
    EducationMaximum 25 Points
    Ability in English and/or FrenchMaximum 28 Points
    Work ExperienceMaximum 15 Points
    AgeMaximum 12 Points
    Arranged employment in Nova ScotiaMaximum 10 Points
    AdaptabilityMaximum 10 Points
    TotalMaximum 100 Points
    Minimum Passing Points67 Points
    Factor 1: Education
    Level of EducationPoints
    Doctoral level25
    Master`s level or professional degree23
    Two or more post-secondary credentials, one of which is a three-year or longer post-secondary credential22
    Three-year or longer post-secondary credential21
    Two-year post-secondary credential19
    Secondary school5
    One-year post-seondary credential15
    Factor 2: Language Skills
    ProficiencyLevelPoints
    First Official Language  
    Speaking / Listening / Reading / WritingIntermediate IELTS 6.0 / 6.0 / 6.0 / 6.04 / ability
    Speaking / Listening / Reading / WritingHigh intermediate
    IELTS 6.5 / 7.5 / 6.5/6.5
    5 / ability
    Speaking / Listening / Reading / WritingAdvanced
    IELTS 7.0 / 8.0 / 7.0 / 7.0
    6 / ability
    Speaking / Listening / Reading / WritingSpouse/partner’s official language (CLB4)
    IELTS 4.0 / 4.5 / 3.5 / 5.0
    5
    Maximum 24
    Second Official Language  
    Speaking / Listening / Reading / WritingCLB/NCLC 5 in all abilities
    IELTS 5.0 / 5.0 / 4.0 / 5.0
    4
    Maximum 4
    Factor 3: Work Experience
    Work ExperiencePoints
    1 year (Minimum threshold)9
    2-3 years11
    4-5 years13
    6 years or more15
    Factor 4: Age of Applicant
    Age of ApplicantPoints
    18 to 3512
    3611
    3710
    389
    398
    407
    416
    425
    434
    443
    452
    461
    47 and over0
    Factor 5: Arranged Employment
    The ApplicantAndPoints
    is currently working in Canada on an LMIA-based work permit and his or her work in Canada is considered “skilled” (NOC 0, A, or B level).
    • The work permit is valid when a permanent residency application is made* and
    • The employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant.

    *At the time the permanent resident visa is issued, the applicant is expected to still hold a valid work permit.

    10
    is currently working in Canada on an LMIA-exempt work permit or a work permit issued under a provincial/territorial agreement.
    • The work permit is valid when a permanent residence application is made* and
    • The employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant.

    *At the time the permanent resident visa is issued, the applicant is expected to still hold a valid work permit.

    10 points
    does not hold a valid work permit and is not otherwise authorized to work in Canada.
    • A prospective employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant; and
    • The offer of employment has received a positive LMIA
    10
    holds a valid work permit or is otherwise authorized to work in Canada, but does not fall under one of the two above scenarios.
    • The work permit or authorization is valid when a permanent residence application is made;
    • A prospective employer has made a permanent, full-time skilled job offer to the applicant; and
    • The offer of employment has received a positive LMIA
    10
    Factor 6: Adaptability
    AdaptabilityPoints
    PA previous work in Canada (minimum 1 year NOC 0,A,B)10
    Previous study in Canada5
    Previous study in Canada – accompanying spouse/partner5
    Previous work in Canada – accompanying spouse/partner5
    Arranged employment in Canada5
    Relative in Canada – 18 years or older5
    Language ability CLB 4 or above – accompanying spouse/partner (IELTS 4.0/4.5/3.5/4.0)5

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