Nova Scotia invites nurses in latest Labour Market Priorities draw

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The health crisis that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak has further increased the demand for nurses and other health workers in Canada. In the latest Labour Market Priorities stream draw held on May 22, Nova Scotia Nominee Program(NSNP) invited nurses to apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates have work experience of at least three years as a registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse, the occupations classified under NOC 3012 under the National Occupational Classification(NOC) index of Canada. However, Nova Scotia is yet to reveal the exact number of invitations issued.

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The invited candidates were also required to have language proficiency equal to at least eight or higher in either English or French. Further, they were supposed to have a bachelor’s degree or completed a post-secondary education program of at least three years. Along with the application for a provincial nomination, the candidates need to submit document proofs of their language proficiency and education qualification.

Labour Market Priorities Stream

To be invited under the Labour Market Priorities Stream of NSNP, the candidate must have an active Express Entry profile. The candidates invited in the latest draw can submit the application for provincial nomination within 60 days. Upon obtaining a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia, the candidate will have 600 additional CRS points added to their total score. It guarantees them an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent Express Entry draw.


Canada Express Entry

The Express Entry system was introduced by Canada in 2015 with an aim to streamline applications under the three federal economic immigration programs of Canada, which are– Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The candidates interested in Express Entry immigration must first create an Express Entry profile. Each candidate in the Express Entry pool is assessed and ranked on the basis of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). It assesses the eligibility of the candidates on the basis of various factors such as age, education, language proficiency, adaptability etc. and awards a score out of 1200. The highest-scoring candidates receive invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the Express Entry draws that are conducted regularly.

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