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Nova Scotia PNP Invites Computer Programmers And Media Developers

Nova Scotia invited immigration candidates (computer programmers and media developers) to apply for a provincial nomination on October 22.

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) announced the draw’s eligibility requirements for Express Entry candidates. Those who were invited now have the opportunity to obtain provincial nominations through the Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities Stream. The NSNP did not say how many invitations were sent out.

Invited candidates required to have a primary occupation as computer programmers and media developers, or NOC 2174.

They need to present letters of reference from employers based in Nova Scotia to prove that they have three or more years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience. This work experience has to been done within the five years preceding the application.

They also need to have a minimum of one year of Canadian work experience, in any occupation with a NOC skills level of O, A, or B.

The Canadian Language Benchmark score requirement is seven (7) in all English language abilities.

Candidates needed to have a bachelor’s degree or must have completed another three-year post-secondary program.

The deadline to apply for the provincial nomination is 11:59 p.m. in November. 21, 2020.

Candidates must include copies of their language test results and proof of education in their applications. If educational credentials were obtained abroad, candidates have to include an Educational Credential Assessment report.

Nova Scotia’s Labor Market Priorities Stream invites candidates based on the needs of the province’s labor market. The previous Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw out of Nova Scotia province, invited Express Entry candidates with work experience in the automotive industry.

Express Entry candidates invited

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

Express Entry manages applications for Canadian permanent residence through three federal immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

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

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