Nova Scotia Occupations in Demand


Nova Scotia Occupations in Demand is one of PNP’s streams of Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) under which candidates from high-demand occupations receive ITAs.

This stream is specifically designed to incorporate high-demand occupations and invite workers in such occupations only. The list of occupations under the Nova Scotia Occupations in Demand NSNP stream keep changing according to the labour market demands of the province. 

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Nova Scotia Occupations in Demand: List of Occupations 2024

  • NOC 33102 – Nurse Aides
  • NOC 65310 – Light duty cleaners
  • NOC 73300 – Transport truck drivers
  • NOC 73400 – Heavy equipment operators
  • NOC 75110 – Construction trades helpers and labourers

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate requires a full-time permanent job offer from an employer of Nova Scotia. The job offer must be under one of the occupations listed above. 
  • Their age should be between 21 – 55 years
  • In terms of educational qualifications, they need to have a high school diploma at least. 
  • They must have a minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience. 
  • The candidate should prove their language skills. For this, they should have CLB Level 4 or equivalent. 
  • They must have necessary training, skills and/or accreditation for the needed job. 
  • Also, they need to have enough financial resources to fully settle in Nova Scotia. 

Nova Scotia Nominee Program Streams

  1. Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
  2. Labour Market Priorities for Physicians
  3. Physician
  4. Entrepreneur
  5. International Graduate Entrepreneur
  6. International Graduates In Demand
  7. Skilled Worker
  8. Occupations in Demand
  9. Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry

NSNP Processing Time

NSNP processing time for those applicants who submit a completed, accurate application is about three months. Nova Scotia aims to process immigration applications within three months of the time period or a bit more. 

What after receiving a nomination from NSNP?

After receiving a nomination, the candidate has then about 6 months of time to submit a completed permanent resident application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). IRCC will then start processing their application. 

Which careers are in-demand in Nova Scotia?

In 2024, the career in-demand in Nova Scotia are- nurse aides, light duty cleaners, transport truck drivers, heavy equipment operators, and construction trades helpers and labourers. 

Which NOC code is in demand in Nova Scotia Canada?

NOC codes in-demand in Nova Scotia, Canada, are- NOC 33102, NOC 65200, NOC 65201, NOC 65310, NOC 7330, NOC 73400, and NOC 75110.

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