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Nova Scotia Conducts First Labour Market Priorities Draw With 204 Candidates Invited

Nova Scotia held its first Labour Market Priorities draw with 204 Express Entry candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence of Canada.

The Labour Market Priorities Stream enables the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) to look for Canada’s Express Entry pool for qualified applicants who match identified labour market priorities in the province.

Since its introduction in 2018, the stream has invited accountants, financial auditors, early childhood education workers and, French-speaking Express Entry candidates.

This latest draw is focused on Express Entry applicants who are from francophone countries and have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of Eight (8) or higher in French in all language abilities (reading, listening, speaking and writing).

Selected candidates also had to have at least a CLB score of Six (6) or higher in English in all four language abilities (reading, listening, speaking and writing) and either a bachelor’s degree or graduated from a three-year program at a Canadian college, university, trade or technical school.

A Nova Scotia immigration spokesperson declared that there was no minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement.

A CRS score determines an applicant’s rank in the Express Entry pool and is based on factors such as educational qualification, age, skilled work experience and abilities in English or French, among others.

Express Entry applicants with a provincial nomination receive an extra 600 points toward their CRS score, practically guaranteeing an invitation to apply for permanent residence of Canada.

Applicants who received a Letter of Invitation in today’s draw now has about Thirty (30) calendar days to lodge a complete application to the NSNP.

Nova Scotia New Labour Market Priorities Stream Requirements

People who wish to apply into this stream need to:

  • Obtain an LOI (Letter of Interest) in Express Entry pool, from the Nova Scotia immigration (NSNP)
  • Fulfil the required minimum work experience for the Express Entry stream
  • Show sufficient funds to successfully settle yourself and accompanying family members in the province of Nova Scotia and be able to pay your immigration fee and travel expenses
  • Have legal status in the present country of residence
  • Meet eligibility requirements in place at the time you got a Letter of Interest.

This is the first draw held in three (3) months through the Labour Market Priorities Stream. Nova Scotia sent out letters of interest to 204 financial auditors and accountants on September 4, 2019.

The draw saw applicants with Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System scores as low as 400 needed for Nova Scotia immigration. Applicants needed to have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the listed occupations, covered under NOC 1111.

Nova Scotia now operates Seven (7) various streams for immigration.

What Are Nova Scotia’s Immigration Streams?

  • Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry
  • Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
  • Skilled Worker
  • Physician
  • Entrepreneur
  • International Graduate Entrepreneur