The Canadian province of Nova Scotia invited automotive industry workers with profiles in the Express Entry system to apply for a provincial nomination in new draw held on September 24, 2020.
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), however, did not disclose the information on how many invitations were sent in this invitation round.
Invites were issued to candidates who have a primary occupation in one of the following two National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes:
- Motor Vehicle Body Repairs (NOC 7322) Or Automotive Service Technicians, and
- Truck & Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers (NOC 7321).
In order to receive an invitation, also known as Letters of Interest (LOI) in this draw; invited candidates also need to demonstrate that they have:
- two or more years of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience, in above mentioned occupations within the five years preceding the application;
- a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least five in all English language abilities; and
- Completed a program of two or more years at a post-secondary institution, such as a university, college or trade school.
Invited candidates have until October 24 to send in their application for the provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to NSNP.
Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream targets immigration candidates based on the province’s labour market needs. In order to qualify for a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia through the Labour Market Priorities Stream, candidates first need to have a valid profile in the Express Entry system.
This was the first Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw out of Nova Scotia since May 2020.
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