Province of Nova Scotia held their Labour Market Priorities Draw in three months to invite a total 204 Express entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR Visa with the draw held on September 4th.
Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program’s (NSPNP) Labour Market Priorities Stream allows the province to search for the skilled candidates who are able to meet the demands of the labour market in federal government’s express pool.
After its introduction in 2018, Nova Scotia has invited early childhood education workers, financial auditors and accountants, and French-speaking Express entry candidates through this stream.
In this Labour Market Priorities Draw, Nova Scotia has targeted express entry candidates who had French as their first official language with Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level score of 8 or higher in all abilities: Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening. Selected candidates are also required to have a minimum CLB score of 6 or higher in English that includes all four abilities. Also they are required to have a bachelor’s degree or a completed program of three years or more at a university, college, trade or technical school.
There was no minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) point’s requirement. CRS points are awarded to the candidates based on the factors like age, education qualifications, and skilled work experience and language proficiency in English or French and among other major factors.
For express entry candidates to be able to land a provincial nomination certificate, it awards them with 600 CRS points. These many points make sure that the candidate is able to get the Invitation to Apply (ITA), with latest CRS score cut-off set at 463 points, to apply for Canada PR Visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Once a candidate is able to get a Letter of Invitation, they have 30 calendar days to submit their complete application with the proper set of documents to the provincial immigration office of Nova Scotia.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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