The Community Identified stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) is aimed at selecting individuals who have long established connections to a Nova Scotia community, wish to live there permanently, and are employable and can contribute to the labour market and economy of that specific community.

This stream is community-driven. The applicant must have a Letter of Identification from an organization mandated by the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration before submitting an application to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis. There is no application fee to apply to the NSNP Community Identified Stream.

  To be eligible to apply to this category, the Community Identified candidate must:

  • not be eligible for any other NSNP streams
  • have legal status in his/her country of residence
  • have a Letter of Identification from a mandated community organization
  • have long established connections in the specific community which provided the Letter of Identification
  • wish to settle permanently in that Nova Scotia community
  • have sufficient settlement supports
  • be employable i.e. have skills, training and work experience for future employment in a field or sector required by that community
  • meet the minimum criteria for age, education and language ability requirements for this stream