Nova Scotia Invites Express Entry Candidates To Apply For Provincial Nominations

Nova Scotia PNP invites 330 Express Entry candidates

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) released the details of its Labour Market Priorities Stream nomination draws held on October 07.

The province issued Letters of Interest to Express Entry candidates with prior skilled work experience. These candidates were expected to have a qualifying Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 5 in all English language abilities (reading, writing, listening, and speaking).

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Nova Scotia held two separate draws inviting 286 Express Entry candidates with an additional one year worth of work experience in a skilled occupation. The remaining 44 candidates with carpenters and had at least two years of skilled trades experience.

Both the draws only targeted applications that were submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., November 6, 2021.

The invited candidates have 60 calendar days to submit a complete application along with proof of claimed proficiencies to NSNP for successfully getting their provincial nomination certificate.

NSNP has held 16 such ‘enhanced’ draws since its launch in 2018. The most targeted professions/occupations include:

  • Early Childhood Education Workers,
  • Financial Auditors,
  • Accountants,
  • Social Workers and Nurses,
  • Programmers,
  • Carpenters among other Professionals.​

You may also like our previous blog on top in-demand jobs in Nova Scotia in 2021. 

‘Enhanced’ Nova Scotia Nomination Program

Ever since the launch of the Express Entry system in 2015, the scope of obtaining permanent residency for foreign skilled workers, entrepreneurs have significantly widened, by virtue of provincial immigration streams aligning into ‘base’ and ‘enhanced’ streams.

The ‘enhanced’ immigration streams are aligned with the Express Entry pool. Now, Nova Scotia under its Labor Market Priorities stream can search the federal pool for eligible candidates who match the province’s labour demand.

The express entry system is an application database management system for three federal immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP); and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Registered candidates in the Express Entry system are assessed based on multiple factors such as their age, education, work experience, and official language ability. Further, they are given a ranking score according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

All the nominated candidates get to apply for a provincial nomination issued by NSNP. After successfully receiving a provincial nomination certificate, such candidates may receive an additional 600 points towards their CRS score. This is sufficient to guarantee them an invitation to apply for permanent residence in the upcoming federal Express Entry draws.

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