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.
Federal government’s express entry program is a point-based program that manages the profiles of the candidates who have applied under Canada’s three skilled economic programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). If an express entry candidate is able to land a provincial nomination, they are awarded with 600 CRS points. These many points are more than enough to land the Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for Canada PR visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Labour Market Priorities Stream allows the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (NSNP) to search for the capable candidates who are able to meet the local labor market demands in the express pool.
The latest draw of March 20 sees the invitations issued to the express entry candidates with French as their first official language. Minimum language proficiency requirement was of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 in all language abilities (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening) as well as minimum CLB level 5 in all abilities for the English language.
Other major requirements for Labour Market Priorities Stream are as follows:
Total of 30 days are provided to the express entry candidate’s who have received Letter of Interest (LOI) to submit their application for provincial nomination from Nova Scotia.
March 20th draw was held to mark the 32nd International Day of La Francophonie and worker as pathway to launch the Nova Scotia’s new Francophone Immigration Action Plan that encourages the immigration of French-speaking immigrants to the province.
Present statistics shows that only three to four percent of Nova Scotia’s residents have listed French as their mother tongue. New Francophone Immigration Action Plan outlines the plan to attract the French-speaking immigrants to the province and support their retention and integrating into the province via the services and programming.
Lena Metlege Diab, Nova Scotia’s Immigration Minister and Acadian Affair and Francophonie Minister said, “Our Acadian and francophone communities are an essential component of our Nova Scotian identity and heritage. On International Day of La Francophonie, we celebrate French Language and francophone culture and honor the important contributions Francophone have made to our province and our country.”
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