Nova Scotia Attract Registered Nurses From Federal Express Entry Pool

The Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities conducted October 28 focused on immigration candidates with work experience as registered nurses or registered psychiatric nurses.

All those invited had a profile in the Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High-Skilled economic immigration programs — Federal Skilled Trades Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Class, and the Canadian Experience Class.

The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows Nova Scotia to look the Express Entry pool for applicants with work experience in professions facing labour shortage in the province and invite them to file for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

A provincial nomination results in an extra 600 points toward an Express Entry candidate’s ranking score and practically assured an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence from the Government of Canada.

This was Nova Scotia’s fifth draw via the Labour Market Priorities Stream in 2019. Past draws have targeted carpenters, accountants, early childhood educators, financial auditors and French-speaking Express Entry candidate.

Nursing candidates invited by Nova Scotia government in the October 28 draw need to meet the following requirements in order to be considered for a provincial nomination:

  • Have a primary occupation of a registered psychiatric nurse or registered nurse (NOC 3012);
  • Have three years or more of work experience as a registered psychiatric nurse or registered nurse supported with letters of reference from Canadian employers;
  • Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of eight (8) or higher in French or French in all four language abilities (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing;
  • Have a bachelor’s degree or have completed a program of three years or more at a post-secondary institution in Canada (college, university, trade or technical school, or other higher institutions).
  • Have an Express Entry profile that was lodged or submitted on or after November 1, 2018.

Those invited have thirty (30) days from the date of their invitations from the Nova Scotia Nominee Programs (NSNP) to submit a complete application.

The NSNP allows Nova Scotia to choose a predetermined number of immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence every year through nine (9) streams designed to specific economic needs in the province.

Nova Scotia PNP Updates 2019 – Nova Scotia Express Entry often opens and closes on the same day. The much-expected stream of Nova Scotia PNP, Demand: Express Entry was last opened on July 17th. The talented candidates may apply for Canada Permanent Residency through Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program under Category B. The stream was opened for applicants to apply for NSNP yet because of an error the Nova Scotia government needed to stop the applications for the class B.

Nova Scotia PNP has an Express Entry system ‘Express Entry Demand’ which will continue soon in the upcoming weeks. The Express Entry category of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) is likely going to open a few weeks from now to nominate 250 new applications from foreign skilled labourers. The NSNP is the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of the Nova Scotia province.

In 2019, the government of Canada is searching for almost 57,500 workers through various PNP program. In which a good portion of the candidates will immigrate through Express Entry program of PNPs.