Nova Scotia invites Express Entry Candidates

Nova Scotia held Labour market priorities draw as on September 4, 2019, wherein they invited 204 Express Entry Candidates.  These candidates are eligible to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residence. The draw held was the first since June 3 and fourth of 2019.

For the eligible candidates who meet the requirement of the labour market in the province, the labour market priorities stream allows the Nova Scotia Nominee Program to search Canada’s Express Entry Pool. 

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) is especially designed to increase immigration to the province by allowing Nova Scotia officials to select skilled candidates who are moving to Canada.

The invited 204 Express Entry Candidates are the ones who had opted French as their first official language and holding a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 8 or higher in French in all the languages i.e. reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

According to NSNP spokesperson, there was no minimum requirement of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). A CRS score is to analyze candidate’s rank in the Express Entry Pool. 

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination get an additional 600 points for their CRS score, that in turn assuring an invitation to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence. 

The candidates, who have the letter of Invitation on September 4, now have 30 calendar days to submit their application to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program.


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