CANADA: New Pilot Program of Nova Scotia PNP – Critical Construction Worker Pilot 2023-24

Whether you are a skilled construction worker or unskilled labourer in construction industry, you have a golden opportunity to get Canada PR through Nova Scotia PNP (provincial nominee program).

The Critical Construction Worker Pilot is a New Immigration pathway in Nova Scotia which open doors for construction workers around the world to immigrate to Canada. It is a Permanent Residency Program, means you and your family can get Canada’s PR if you qualify. This article will explain all about this new Critical Construction Worker Pilot Program of Nova Scotia PNP.

Eligible Occupations for The Critical Construction Worker Pilot

21 different occupations in Construction Industry are eligible to apply for Critical Construction Worker Pilot. Each occupation is represented by a unique NOC Code. NOC Codes belongs to separate TEER categories. Below table will explain the eligible occupations, their NOC Codes and TEER category as well.

OccupationNOC CodeTEER Level
Carpenters72310TEER 2
Bricklayers72320TEER 2
Material handlers75101TEER 5
Crane operators72500TEER 2
Concrete finishers73100TEER 3
Industrial electricians72201TEER 2
Roofers / Shinglers73110TEER 3
Construction Managers70010TEER 0
Heavy equipment operators73400TEER 3
Heavy-duty equipment mechanics72401TEER 2
Other trades helpers and labourers75119TEER 5
Construction trades helpers and labourers75110TEER 5
Welders and related machine operators72106TEER 2
Home building and renovation managers70011TEER 0
Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades72020TEER 2
Residential and commercial installers and servicers73200TEER 3
Electricians (except industrial and power system)72200TEER 2
Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics72402TEER 2
Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers73102TEER 3
Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations72011TEER 2
Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers72014TEER 2

Eligibility Criteria

Before starting you application process, make sure you meet all the requirements of this program.

  • Work Experience

You should have at least one year of work experience (1560 hours) in the past 5 years relevant to your job occupation. (self-employed work experience is not accepted)

  • Education / Training

A high school diploma or any certificate to prove that you have completed training for the specific job occupation related to your work experience.

  • Age Limit

Applicants must fall within the age range of 21 to 55 years old.

  • Language Proficiency

Prove your language proficiency i.e. IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, TCF. Your score will be calculated as per Canadian Language Benchmark CLB.


For Occupations under TEER 4 and 5 – Minimum CLB 4

  • Funds

Prove that you have enough money to support yourself and your family to settle in Nova Scotia, Canada. This amount depends on your family size. Below table will explain the required amount as proof of funds.

Size of FamilyAmount Required in CAD$
For each additional family members$3,706
  • Job Offer

You must have a Job Offer from any employer in Nova Scotia, Canada. Job offer must be in your name aligned with any of the eligible occupation. The job offered to you must be a Permanent and Full-time job.
Note that Seasonal job offers are not eligible.

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Application Process

The Application process will be in two steps.

Once you fulfil all the requirements, you can submit your application online at Nova Scotia PNP Website. After approval, you will receive a Nomination Certificate from Nova Scotia PNP. On the basis of this Nomination Certificate, you can apply to Canadian Federal Immigration for Permanent Residence.

How Much is the Cost to Apply?

There is No Fees to apply for Critical Construction Worker Pilot to the Nova Scotia PNP.


Critical Construction Worker Pilot is a New Pathway to Canadian PR. And this pathway goes through the Nova Scotia PNP. If you meet the eligibility criteria, gather the necessary documents, and step confidently into a future filled with opportunities in the construction industry. Canada is waiting for you.

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