The Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities held a draw on January 24, 2019.
Express Entry candidates invited in NOC 1111 (financial auditors and accountants) who:
- Submitted an expression of interest to the Express Entry pool on or after July 1, 2018;
- Have a Comprehensive System Ranking Score (CRS) between 400 and 450;
- Hold a bachelor’s degree OR have completed a program of three or more years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute;
- Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) skill level of 7 or higher in English or French for speaking, listening, reading and writing; and
- Have five (5) years or more of work experience in NOC 0, A or B, and provide letters of reference from employers to demonstrate proof of a minimum of five (5) years of work experience in NOC 1111.
Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities
The Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities stream selects candidates in the federal Express Entry system who meet provincial labour market needs to apply for nomination. Only candidates who receive a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration may apply.
To apply you must:
- receive a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program within the Express Entry system;
- submit your application within 30 calendar days of the date on which your letter of interest was issued;
- meet the minimum work experience requirements of the Express Entry stream for which you have qualified;
- demonstrate sufficient funds to successfully establish yourself and your family in Nova Scotia and to pay your immigration costs and travel expenses;
- have legal status in your current country of residence; and
- meet eligibility criteria in place at the time you are issued a Letter of Interest.
Criteria for the Jan. 24, 2019, draw are as follows:
- Candidates in NOC 1111, financial auditors and accountants, who submitted an expression of interest to the Express Entry pool on or after July 1, 2018.
- A score in the Express Entry comprehensive ranking system (CRS) from 400 to 450.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree OR have completed a program of three or more years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute.
- Have a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 7 or higher in English or French for speaking, listening, reading and writing.
- Have 5 years or more of work experience in NOC 0, A or B, and provide letters of reference from employers to demonstrate proof of a minimum of 5 years of work experience in NOC 1111.
Letters of reference must:
- be written on company letterhead;
- be signed by the responsible human resources officer, supervisor, or manager;
- show company’s full address, telephone number, e-mail and website addresses and be stamped with the company’s official seal (if applicable); and
- include all of the following information in one document:
- the specific period of your employment with the company
- the positions you have held during the period of employment and time spent in each position
- your main responsibilities and duties in each position
- your annual salary plus benefits in each position
- the number of hours worked per week in each position
- proof that your work experience meets the lead statement and the majority (at least 51%) of the main duties as set out in NOC 2016, found here: http://noc.esdc.gc.ca/English/home.aspx
The Government of Nova Scotia has issued new invitations to apply for a nomination for permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with work experience as financial auditors or accountants.
The invitations were issued January 24 through the province’s Labour Market Priorities Stream, which was launched last year.
The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows Nova Scotia’s Office of Immigration to search the federal Express Entry pool for eligible candidates with work experience in specified occupations.
Express Entry candidates invited in the stream’s first draw of 2019 were required to have at least five years of work experience in National Occupational Classification (NOC) 1111 — Financial Auditors and Accountants. For examples of professions covered under this category, see below.
Those selected in the January 24 draw submitted their Express Entry profiles on or after July 1, 2018, and had an Express Entry ranking score from 400 and 450, among other criteria.
An Express Entry candidate’s ranking score is based on factors that include their age, education, work experience and proficiency in English or French, and a set number of the highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular invitation rounds.
In order to be considered for immigration through the Labour Market Priorities Stream, and many other Express Entry-aligned provincial nominee streams, candidates must first submit an Express Entry profile.