There are two new categories under the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream:


Category 1: Arranged employment in Nova Scotia

You have a permanent full-time job offer (in NOC 2011 Skill Type 0, Skill Level A or B) from a Nova Scotia
employer. The job offer must meet the arranged employment requirements.
Category 2: Paid Work Experience in an Opportunity Occupation
You have at least one year of continuous full-time (or 1,560 hours or more) or an equal amount in part-time paid
work experience in the last five years in one of the opportunity occupations listed below.
Once you have determined that you meet the eligibility criteria in one of the two categories, you must also meet
all minimum requirements for the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream, obtain sufficient points under
the selection factors, and meet the Minimum Funds requirement.

Opportunity Occupations:

1 Financial Auditors and Accountants 1111 A
2 Financial and Investment Analysts 1112 A
3 Human Resources Professionals 1121 A
4 Purchasing Agents and Officers 1225 B
5 Geoscientists and Oceanographers 2113 A
6 Civil Engineers 2131 A
7 Mechanical Engineers 2132 A
8 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 2133 A
9 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers 2141 A
10 Computer Engineers 2147 A
11 Information Systems Analysts and Consultants 2171 A
12 Database Analysts and Data Administrators 2172 A
13 Software Engineers 2173 A
14 Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers 2174 A
15 Web Designers and Developers 2175 A
16 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians 2231 B
17 Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians 2232 A
18 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians 2241 A
19 Drafting Technologists and Technicians 2253 B
20 Engineering Inspectors and Regulatory Officers 2262 B
21 User Support Technicians 2282 B
22 Registered Nurses 3012 A
23 Physiotherapists 3142 A
24 Occupational Therapists 3143 A
25 Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists’ Assistants 3211 B
26 Licensed Practical Nurses 3233 B
27 Psychologists 4151 A
28 Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors 4153 A
29 Financial Sales Representatives



Selection factor Points
Factor 1: Education Maximum 25 points
Factor 2: Ability in English and/or French Maximum 28 points
Factor 3: Work experience Maximum 15 points
Factor 4: Age Maximum 12 points
Factor 5: Arranged employment in Nova Scotia Maximum 10 points
Factor 6: Adaptability Maximum 10 points
Total Maximum 100 points
Pass mark: 67 Points

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