Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Invited French-Speaking Express Entry Candidates

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Invites French-speaking Express Entry Candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residence through its Labour Market Priorities Stream in the Latest Draw which held on 27th April 2020.

The details from the 1st draw which held this year through the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Stream have been released as they targeted Express Entry candidates who had selected French as their first official language and have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 8 or higher in French in all language abilities (reading, writing, listening and speaking).

The Selected candidates must have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of at least 6 or higher in English in all 4 language abilities. The bachelor’s degree or a completed program of 3 years or more at a university, college, trade or technical school.

The Candidates must have a valid Express Entry number and meeting the minimum criteria to be accepted into the Express Entry pool. The number of candidates who were issued letters of interest and the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score has yet to be confirmed. The CRS score determines a candidate’s rank in the Express Entry pool which is based on factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, and proficiency in English or French, among others.

The Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score which is effectively guaranteeing an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence. The Candidates who received a letter of interest in today’s draw which held on 27th April 2020, now they have 60 English calendar days to submit a complete application to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) and are asked to provide copies of their language test results as well as proof of education.

The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) to search Canada’s Express Entry pool for eligible candidates who match labor market needs in the province according to their criteria. Since its launch in 2018, the stream has held 10 draws till now and invited early childhood education workers, financial auditors, accountants, social workers, and nurses, among other professionals as per their requirements.

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