A new draw by Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) held on June 3, 2019, issued invitations to 312 Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience as Early Childhood Educators and Assistants. Candidates who had submitted their Express Entry profile on or after August 8, 2018 were issued invitations in this draw.
The invitations have been sent to candidates through Nova Scotia Nominee Program’s Labor Market Priorities stream. Where, NSNP search the federal Express Entry pool to select candidates who meet the labor market requirements in the province.
It was for the second time, that a draw was held by Nova Scotia through Labor Market Priorities Stream inviting candidates with specific work experience of Early Childhood Educators and Assistants – NOC 4214.
In order to meet the economic needs of the province, the NSNP lets Nova Scotia nominate immigration candidates seeking PR in Canada through Eight streams. The Labor Market Priorities Stream is one such stream which allows Nova Scotia to invite candidates to meet the shortage faced by the labor market.
To be considered by Labor Market Priorities Stream, the first step is to submit a profile to the federal government’s Express Entry system. The province will target many more sectors of employment in their future draws.
The candidates who received a letter of interest through Nova Scotia Nominee Program via Nova Scotia’s Labor Market Priorities Stream had to meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Must be qualified to teach children aged 0 to 8 years; i.e. hold a post-secondary education in early childhood education.
- Possess a proof of having qualified a program of two or more years at a university, college, technical school or an equivalent institute.
- Hold a minimum five years of work experience in NOC 4214 – Early Childhood Educators and Assistants. Also, must possess a letter of reference from the employer.
Since its creation in 2018, the Labor Market Priorities Stream has been used for four times to invite candidates to apply for Canadian PR. Prior to the draw held on 3rd June; the NSNP has also invited financial auditors and accountants, and francophone candidates through Labor Market Priorities Stream.
The Express Entry candidates selected by Nova Scotia Nominee Program are from the Federal Express Entry pool managing candidates for Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
The candidates who get selected for the provincial nomination receive an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and get fast-tracked for an Invitation to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence in upcoming Express Entry Draw.