Howmuch time required for total PR process?
And is there any obligation to stay NS? Can I move to another province if I don't get my field job within 3-4 month of arrival?
If you've been nominated( processing for nomination takes more than ~3-6 months depending on amount of application to processed) but it looks like NSNP received considerable amount of applications per day. As far as I know they will choose right applicants for this stream (qualifications, credentials, experiences, relatives/friends in NS who can support your settlement plans etc.
If you were selected, they will communicate with you through email about your application, then they will forward your application to the Canadian Consulate in your home country. Some of my friends submitted their applications in CIO-Sydney NS(the CIC for PNP application in Canada) I am not sure if they're the one who will process your application since as far as I know theyre for In-Canada applicants.
It can take up to 15-18 months depending in your Visa Office. Soo to all applicants..Goodluck
P.S. You will sign an agreement about your Settlement once you will get your PR here that you will stay in the Province for atleast 2 yrs. and after that, you have the freedom to go to another province if you can't find a job in Nova Scotia.
I am currently living in NS...and been here for 3 yrs. I am a Nurse too.