Nova Scotia issued new invitations to programmers and media developers to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence on December 1.
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) did not provide details of how many invitations were rolled out in the draw.
The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows the NSNP to explore the federal Express Entry pool for immigration candidates who meet labor market needs in the province. The stream targeted nurses, programmers and media developers, and automotive industry workers.
The invitations issued December 1 went to eligible immigration candidates who have a job offer from a Nova Scotia employer for full-time skilled work in Nova Scotia province.
The employment offer must be for a period of at least one year after the permanent resident visa is granted. The term “full-time” means working year-round and at least thirty (30) hours per week.
Express Entry candidates must also have one year of skilled, job-related work experience and have a Canadian secondary school diploma or the equivalent.
Lastly, the draw targeted immigration candidates who have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of five (5) or higher in French or English.
Those who obtain a letter of invitation in today’s draw now have thirty (30) calendar days to lodge a complete application to NSNP.
Candidates must include proof of education, a copy of language tests, and of a job offer with their application.
Candidates invited from Express Entry pool
In order to be considered for a Nova Scotia provincial nomination through the Labor 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 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 given points based on factors such as their age, education, work experience, and language ability in French or English.
Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination will automatically be granted an additional 600 CRS points, which will practically assure that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in future Express Entry draw.