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Nova Scotia Invites Automotive Industry Workers To Apply For Nomination

Nova Scotia immigration department invited immigration candidates, with special priority given to Automotive industry workers, apply for a provincial nomination on September 24.

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) had earlier announced the draw’s eligibility criteria for immigration candidates but did not say how many invitations were issued.

Automotive industry workers candidates needed to have a primary occupation in any of the following National Occupational Classifications (NOC) codes: automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanic, and mechanical repairers (NOC 7321) or motor vehicle body repairs (NOC 7322).

Invited candidates also need to show that they have two or more years of full-time, or equivalent part-time experiences, in these occupations within the last five years preceding the application.

The candidates needed a Canadian Language Benchmark of at least five in all English language abilities (i.e Reading, Listening, Speaking, And Writing). They must present copies of language tests as well as show proof of education with their application for the provincial nominations.

Proof of education should include an Educational Credential Assessment report given by an organization designated by Canada’s immigration authorities or IRCC if your educational credential was gotten outside of Canada.

In addition, candidates also must have finished a program of two or more years at a designated post-secondary institution, such as a college, trade school, or university.

Candidates invited also have until Oct. 24 to send in their application for the provincial nominations for Canadian permanent residence.

Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream invites candidates based on the needs of the province’s labor market.

This is the first Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw out of Nova Scotia since the month of May when the province invited nurses who had valid profiles in the Express Entry pool.

Express Entry candidates invited

In order to stand a chance and be invited for a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia via the Labor Market Priorities Stream, immigration candidates first need to have a valid profile in the Express Entry system.

Express Entry manages applications for permanent residence through three main federal immigration programs: Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Express Entry candidates are ranked on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). They are allotted points based on factors such as their work experience, education, age, and ability in English or French language

Now that Nova Scotia immigration has sent out invitations, also known as Letters of Interest, invited candidates now have Sixty (60) calendar days to complete their applications for a provincial nomination.

If they obtained the provincial nomination from Nova Scotia, they will automatically be granted an extra 600 CRS points, which will practically assure that they receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in future Express Entry draw.