Nova Scotia PNP Points Calculator (NSNP Updated 2024)

Nova Scotia PNP Points Calculator (NSNP Updated 2024)

Nova Scotia’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is one of the most popular immigration pathway for individuals seeking to settle through Atlantic immigration. Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry is a points-based system, assessing factors such as education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability to determine eligibility for nomination, providing a streamlined route for skilled workers and entrepreneurs to establish themselves in Nova Scotia.

You need a minimum of 67 out of 100 points to be eligible in Nova Scotia PNP Points calculator below and check Nova Scotia PNP latest draws, and know more about the points grid system below the calculator:

Nova Scotia PNP Points Calculator

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Nova Scotia Points Assessment Grid

You will be assessed based on these 6 factors mentioned below and each factor has a score assigned to it:

Selection factorPoints (Maximum 100 Points
Education25
Ability in English and/or French28
Work experience15
Age12
Arranged employment in Nova Scotia10
Adaptability10
Minimum Score needed67

1. Education

EducationPoints
University degree at the Doctoral (PhD) level25
University degree at the Master’s level
OR
University level entry-to-practice professional degree or equal
For entry-to-practice professional degrees, the degree program must have been in:
medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, law, chiropractic
medicine, or pharmacy
AND
The related occupation must be:
• NOC 2016 Skill Level A, and
• licensed by a provincial regulatory body
23
Two or more post-secondary degrees or diplomas (at least one must be for a program of at least three years)22
Post-secondary degree or diploma for a program of three years or longer21
Post-secondary degree or diploma for a two-year program19
Post-secondary degree or diploma for a one-year program15
Secondary school diploma (high school graduation)5
Less than secondary school (high school)Ineligible
Maximum25

2. Language

First Official LanguagePoints
CLB level 9 or higher24
CLB level 820
CLB level 716
Below CLB 7Not eligible to apply
Second Official Language
At least CLB 5 in each of the four abilities
4
CLB 4 or less in any of the four abilities0
Maximum28

3. Work Experience

Work ExperiencePoints
Less than 1 yearIneligible
1 year9
2-3 years11
4-5 years13
6 or more15
Maximum15

4. Age

AgePoints
Under 18Ineligible
18-3512
3611
3710
389
398
407
416
425
434
443
452
46 or older1
Maximum12

5. Arranged Employment

Arranged EmploymentPoints
Valid job offer10
Maximum10

6. Adaptability

AdaptabilityPoints
A. Arranged employment (principal applicant only)
Points awarded under Factor 5: Arranged Employment
5
B. Previous study in Nova Scotia (applicant)
Completed at least two academic years of full-time study in Nova Scotia in the past five years.
Full-time study means at least 15 hours of classes per week, maintaining good academic standing.
5
C. Accompanying spouse or common-law partner’s previous study in Nova Scotia
Completed at least two academic years of full-time study in Nova Scotia in the past five years.
Full-time study means at least 15 hours of classes per week, maintaining good academic standing.
5
D. Previous work in Nova Scotia
Completed a minimum of one year of authorized, full-time work in Nova Scotia in Skill Type 0, Skill Level A, or B of NOC 2016 in the past five years.
10
E. Accompanying spouse or common-law partner’s previous work in Nova Scotia
Completed a minimum of one year of authorized, full-time work in Nova Scotia in the past five years.
5
F. Relatives in Nova Scotia
You or, if applicable, your accompanying spouse or common-law partner have a relative (parent, grandparent, brother/sister, aunt/uncle, or niece/nephew) who is 19 years of age or older, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident residing in Nova Scotia.
5
G. Accompanying spouse or common-law partner’s language proficiency
Language proficiency in either English or French at the CLB 4 level or higher in all four language abilities (speaking, listening, reading, and writing).
Submit language test results not more than two years old at the time of application to NSOI.
5
Maximum10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many points do you need for PNP in Nova Scotia?

Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry program factors based on your profile will be assessed, these factors include, age, work experience, language and more. Out of 100 points assigned to these factors, you must score a minimum 67 points to be eligible for Nova Scotia PNP. Calculate your points using the Nova Scotia PNP Points Calculator.

How often does Nova Scotia PNP draw?

The draws are typically conducted periodically based on the needs and priorities of the province. There has been a fall in the number of draws Nova Scotia has conducted in 2023 and as of 2024.

Is Nova Scotia PNP cut off high?

If you’re able to achieve minimum of 67 score in Nova Scotia PNP, chances of getting invitation will be more, cut off for nova scotia pnp is not high. You can check your points through Nova Scotia PNP points calculator.

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