Nova Scotia PNP Draw: 330 Express Entry candidates Invited

Nova Scotia PNP Draw
  • October 12, 2021

Nova Scotia held two draws on October 7, invited a grand total of 330 Express Entry candidates with skilled work experience.

In the first draw 286 candidates were invited.  Candidates must meet the following requirements in order to be invited:

  • A job offer from a Nova Scotia employer for full-time skilled work in Nova Scotia that lasts at least one year after your permanent resident visa is issued (full-time means working year-round and at least 30 hours a week);
  • One year of skilled work experience related to the job;
  • Canadian high school credential or equivalent;
  • Prove language ability in English at Canadian Language Benchmark 5; and
  • Apply no later than 11:59 p.m., November 6, 2021.

The following documents must be included with your application:

  • Copies of language tests
  • Proof of education
  • A job offer showing your title and duties of the position related to the job offer, position’s NOC Code, annual salary, number of weekly hours, duration of job offer, work address, and whether the position is unionized. If it is, attach a letter indicating the union concurrence.


In a separate draw, 44 people were invited. Candidates must meet the following requirements in order to be invited:

  • Have a primary occupation of carpenter (NOC 7271).
  • Provide letters of reference from employers, as outlined in the application guide, to demonstrate that they have two or more years of skilled trades experience as a carpenter. (Self-employed individuals must provide documentation from third parties indicating the service provided along with payment details. Self-declared main duties or affidavits are not acceptable evidence of work experience.)
  • Have a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 5 or higher in English in all language abilities as demonstrated by providing your results from a language test approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; and
  • Apply no later than 11:59 p.m., Nov. 6, 2021.


By 2060, the province wants to increase its population from 971,000 to two million people. According to a 2020 survey, the biggest determining factor in whether or not immigrants stay in Nova Scotia is the available job prospects. Around 74% of immigrants who entered between 2011 and 2018 stayed in the province.

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