144 candidates invited in December 20 Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities draw

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia invited 144 Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination in the Labour Market Priorities stream draw held on December 20.The draw specifically targeted those with relevant work experience in advertising, marketing or public relations sectors, the occupations that are classified under National Occupation Code (NOC) 1123.

Labour Market Priorities Stream

The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows Nova Scotia to select candidates with the skills and qualifications that are in demand in the labour market of the province, from the federal Express Entry pool. The stream was launched under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program(NSNP) in 2018. Ever since, the province has invited early childhood education workers, financial auditors, accountants, social workers and French-speaking candidates with an active Express Entry profile through the Stream.

Eligibility requirements for Labour Market Priorities stream

The Labour Market Priorities stream draw held on December 20 selected candidates with at least two years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in advertising, marketing or public relations. The candidates must have acquired this work experience within five years preceding the application.The candidates were also supposed to have selected English as their first official language and proved language proficiency equal to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 9 in all the four abilities.

The candidates selected in the latest draw also have a master’s degree and have the Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) done to prove that their education qualifications are equal to Canadian standards. The draw considered only those who had submitted their Express Entry profiles on or after January 1, 2019.

The selected candidates may submit the complete application for provincial nomination till January 19, 2020. Those who receive provincial nomination will also obtain 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points. It will guarantee them an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.

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