Nova Scotia invited immigrant applicants to apply for a provincial nomination on September 24.
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) published the draw eligibility criteria for Express Entry applicants but did not specify the number of invitations sent.
Candidates had to work in the main occupation in one of the following two codes of the National Occupational Classification (NOC): motor vehicle body repair (NOC 7322) or automotive service technicians, mechanics, and repairers of trucks and bus (CNP 7321).
Invited applicants must also demonstrate that they have at least two years of full-time experience, or equivalent part-time experience, in these professions within the five years preceding the application.
They also needed a Canadian language proficiency level of at least five in all English language skills. They must include copies of language tests and ECA with their application for provincial nominations. ECA reports must be issued by an agency designated by IRCC if your credentials were obtained outside of Canada.
Additionally, applicants must also have completed a program of two or more years at a post-secondary institution, such as a university, college, or trade school. Invited applicants have until October 24 to submit their application for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
The Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities stream invites immigrant applicants based on the needs of the province’s labor market. This is the first Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw in Nova Scotia since May when the province invited nurses who had profiles in the Express Entry pool.
Express entry Sub-category
To be considered for a Nova Scotia provincial nomination under the Labor Market Priorities stream, applicants must first have a profile in the Express Entry system.
Express Entry is an application management system for immigrants who have applied for permanent residence in Canada through three federal immigration programs: the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).
Express Entry applicants are ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). They are awarded points based on factors such as their age, work experience, education, and English or French language skills.
Now that NSNP has invited immigrants through invitations, also known as letters of interest, they have 60 calendar days to complete their application for provincial nomination.
If they receive the Nova Scotia Provincial Nomination, they will automatically receive an additional 600 CRS points, which will effectively ensure they receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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