Applicants nominated by the Province of Nova Scotia must submit a completed application for a permanent resident visa to the Centralized Intake Office within six months of receiving the NSOI’s Letter of Nomination.
Applicants interested in applying for a permanent residence visa can apply here. Obtaining permanent resident status requires applicants to apply to IRCC with their NSNP nomination. The IRCC considers applications once it receives the nomination letter from the NSNP. The IRCC issues a permanent residence visa to applicants and their dependents after completing health, security, and criminal reviews and approving them.
The IRCC is entirely responsible for making the final decision regarding the permanent residence visa application, and the NSOI has no influence on it. Provided that the visa office approves, applicants and their dependents will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence. Applicants must provide a copy of the document within 30 days of receipt to the NSOI.