New Nova Scotia PNP draw targets French-speaking candidates

New Nova Scotia PNP draw targets French-speaking candidates

Alisha Khan Alisha Khan
[Published 14 Nov, 2022 | 05:53 AM]
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On November 7, the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) conducted a new draw through the province’s Express Entry-linked Labor Market Priorities Stream. 

The Nova Scotia November 7 draw targeted French-speaking candidates that had a Canadian Level Benchmark (CLB) score of 10 or higher in all language abilities. In all abilities, they also needed a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 7 or above in English.

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November 7 Nova Scotia draw – Who was invited?

  • Have selected French as their first official language and have a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 10 or higher in French in all language abilities.
  • Have English as a second official language with a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 7 or higher in English in all language abilities.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree OR have completed a program of three or more years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institutes.
  • Include copies of both language tests and proof of education with your application.
  • Proof of education must include an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report issued by an organization designated by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada if your educational credential was obtained outside of Canada.
  • Apply no later than 11:59 p.m. Dec. 7, 2022.

Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities – Who is eligible to apply?

To be able to apply under the Nova Scotia Labor Market Priorities stream, you must: 

  • Receive a Letter of Interest (LOI) from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program within the Express Entry system.
  • Submit your application within 30 days from the date on which the LOI was issued.
  • Meet the minimum employment experience of the Express Entry stream.
  • Demonstrate sufficient proof of funds to successfully establish yourself and your family in Nova Scotia – and pay your Canada Immigration costs and travel expenses.
  • Have legal status in your current country of residence. 
  • Meet the eligibility criteria at the time you are issued an LOI.
  • Have a valid Express Entry number and meet all IRCC criteria for the Express Entry pool. 

If you have received a Letter of Interest, complete the online application form and include all required information and attachments.

Launched back in August 2018, the Labor Market Priorities stream was designed to give Nova Scotia – the flexibility to target certain occupations and candidates through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program. 

Recent Nova Scotia draws have been conducted aimed at French speakers, candidates with a job offer, registered nurses or registered psychiatric nurses, advertising, marketing & public relations, carpenters, financial auditors & accountants, early childhood educators & assistants, social & community service workers, motor vehicle body repairers, automotive service technicians, truck & bus mechanics, mechanical repairers, programmers & interactive media developers, and other financial officers.


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