The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) has published the draw eligibility criteria for Express Entry applicants. Those who have been invited now have the chance to secure a provincial nomination through the Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities Stream. The NSNP did not specify the number of invitations sent.
Invited applicants had to have a primary occupation as Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers, or NOC 2174. They should provide letters of recommendation from employers proving they have at least three years of full-time experience or l ‘part-time equivalent. This work experience must have been completed within the five years preceding the application.
They must also have at least one year of work experience in Canada, in any occupation with a NOC skill level of O, A, or B.
The Canadian language proficiency level requirement is seven for all English language skills. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or have completed another post-secondary program of at least three years. The deadline to apply for the provincial nomination is 11:59 p.m. November 21, 2020.
Applicants must include copies of their language tests and proof of training in their application. If the credentials were obtained outside of Canada, applicants must include a credential assessment report.
The Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities stream invites immigrant applicants based on the needs of the province’s labor market. The old Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) originated in Nova Scotia, inviting Express Entry candidates with experience in the automotive industry.
To be considered for a Nova Scotia provincial appointment 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 permanent residence in Canada through three federal immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
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 language skills in English or French.
With the NSNP’s Invitations also known as Letters of Interest (LOI), invited candidates now have 60 calendar days to complete their application for provincial nomination.
If the express entry candidates receive a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia, 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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