Nova Scotia Occupation List

Nova Scotia Occupation List

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 6 years in an opportunity occupation.

The following occupation list represents professions where there may be employment opportunities in Nova Scotia. The occupations are classified with National Occupational Classification 2011 (NOC). The NOC helps determine whether a job meets the skill levels established for skilled and semi-skilled occupations, and whether the candidate’s qualifications and experience match the requirements of the job. The NOC Matrix provides an overview of the entire occupational classification structure based on skill levels and skill types.

Occupation Title NOC Skill
1 Financial auditors and accountants


1111 A
2 Other financial officers


1114 A
3 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations


1123 A
4 Administrative assistants


1241 B
5 Accounting and related clerks


1311 B
6 Civil engineers


2131 A
7 Information systems analysts and consultants 2171 A
8 Computer programmers and interactive media development 2174 A
9 Computer network technicians 2281 B
10 User support technicians 2282 B
11 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 3012 A
12 Licensed practical nurses 3233 B
13 College and other vocational instructors 4021 A
14 Paralegal and related occupations 4211 B
15 Social and community service workers 4212 B
16 Financial sales representatives 6235 B

NSOI reserves both the right to consider only certain types of jobs and occupations for nomination and to limit those occupations that are eligible for the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream or to target specific occupations, groups of occupations, occupations in specific industries or occupations in specific sectors of the economy. The NSOI reserves the right to modify this occupation list at its discretion, at any time

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