Latest Nova Scotia Draws Invites Express Entry Candidates for PR Visa

Nova Scotia holds new draw for Express Entry candidates Invitations issued March 20 through Labour Market Priorities Stream

Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSPNP) issued the invitations to the express candidates via its express entry linked stream – Labour Market Priorities immigration stream with the draw held on March 20.

Nova Scotia immigration office did not release the statistics of the number of invitations issued to the express entry candidates.

Nova Scotia issued new invitations to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence through its Express Entry-linked Labour Market Priorities immigration stream on March 20. 

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) did not specify how many invitations were issued in the March 20 draw.

The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows the NSNP to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates who meet labour market needs in the province. Past draws through the stream have targeted early childhood educators and assistants and financial auditors or accountants.

The invitations issued March 20 went to eligible Express Entry candidates who listed French as their first official language.

Those invited had to have a minimum language proficiency level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or higher in all French language abilities (reading, writing, speaking and listening) as well as a CLB 5 or higher in all abilities in English.

Other requirements included:

  • a bachelor’s degree or a program of three or more years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute.
  • an Express Entry profile submitted on or after September 25, 2018.

Express Entry candidates have 30 calendar days from the date their Letter of Interest was issued to submit a complete application for a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia.

Canada’s Express Entry system manages the profiles of candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker ClassFederal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

Express Entry candidates who are approved for a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System score and are effectively fast-tracked for an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.