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Nova Scotia Picks Registered Nurses From Express Entry Pool

Nova Scotia conducts a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on May 22, inviting registered nurses to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian immigration.

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) published details on eligibility requirements for the draw but did not say how many people were granted an invitation.

Candidates need to have a minimum of three years of work experience as a registered psychiatric nurse or registered nurse, which is NOC 3012 in Canada’s National Occupational Classifications index.

There is also a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score requirements of at least eight or higher in English or French in all language proficiencies.

They were also required to have a bachelor’s degree or have completed a tertiary program of at least three years.

When applying for the nomination, applicants must include copies of their language test, and proof of education including an Educational Credential Assessments (ECA) report issued by a government-designated organization if the diploma or diploma was obtained at a foreign institute.

Registered Nurses Invited From Express Entry Pool

In order to be considered for a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia province via the Labour Market Priorities Stream, candidates first need to have a valid profile in the Express Entry system.

Express Entry manages and controls applications for Canadian permanent residence via three main federal immigration programs: Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Worker 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 age, work experience, adaptability, educational qualifications, and language ability in French or English.

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

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