Nova Scotia issued new invitations to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry Candidates through its Labour Market Priorities immigration stream draw held on December 1.
However, the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) did not provide information on total number invitations, also known as Letters of Interest (LOI), issued in the draw.
The Labour Market Priorities Stream of NSNP targets Express Entry candidates based on the Nova Scotia’s labour market needs. This stream is flexible and the skilled occupations as well as criteria specified under this can change with each draw, depending on province’s labour market and social needs. For instance, NSNP has targeted programmers and media developers, nurses and automotive industry workers in recent draws.
In order to qualify for a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia through this Stream, candidates first need to have a valid profile in the Federal Express Entry system.
Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination get an additional 600 points toward their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which effectively guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
In order to receive an invitation in December 1 draw; candidates were required to demonstrate that they have:
- a full-time job offer from a Nova Scotia employer that must be valid for at least one year after the permanent resident visa is issued
- at least one year of skilled, job-related work experience
- a Canadian secondary school diploma or the equivalent
- a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 5 or higher in French or English
Candidates, who received an LOI in this invitation round now have 30 calendar days to submit a complete application for provincial nomination to NSNP.
Candidates must include the required supporting documentation/letters of reference from employers to demonstrate work experience, language test results and proof of education with their application.
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