Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia and the economic hub of Atlantic Canada. With a population of over 408,000, Halifax is home to many diverse communities. Find out more living and working Halifax.
How to Immigrate to Halifax
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) is the first step in a two-step application process for a permanent resident visa to Canada. It allows the Government of Nova Scotia to recruit and select immigrants who intend to settle in the province, and have the skills, education, and work experience needed to make a contribution to labour market and economic needs.
STEP 1: Apply to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program
Once you’ve decided you want to live and work permanently in Nova Scotia, review the different NSNP streams to determine if you qualify:
STEP 2: Apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a Permanent Resident Visa
Within six (6) months of receiving your nominee certificate, apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for your permanent resident visa. You, your spouse and dependents must meet requirements for medical, security and criminal admissibility, and in some cases you may be asked to go for an interview. CIC has the final authority to issue a permanent resident visa.