Nova Scotia Invites Nurses

Nova Scotia PNP Invites Nurses in new Labour Market Priorities Draw

Nova Scotia Invites Nurses

Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) invites nurses in the new Labour Market Priorities draw which held on 22nd May to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) released the details on eligibility criteria for this draw but did not say how many people were invited in this draw. The registered nurses with profiles in the federal Express Entry pool were invited to apply for a provincial nomination in Nova Scotia’s latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw.

The candidates need to have at least 3 years of work experience as a registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse, which is NOC 3012 in Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) index.

There is also a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score requirement for the candidates of at least 8 or higher in English or French in all language abilities and the candidates are also required to hold a bachelor’s degree or have completed a post-secondary program of at least 3 years.

When applying for the nomination the candidates must include copies of their language tests. The candidates also need proof of education including an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report issued by a designated organization if the degree or diploma was obtained at a foreign institute.

Candidates invited from Express Entry pool

In order to be considered for a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia through the Labour Market Priorities Stream, the candidates first need to have a profile in the Express Entry system. The Express Entry system manages the applications for Canadian permanent residence through 3 federal immigration programs i.e.

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Program 
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Program and 
  3. Canadian Experience Class.

The Express Entry candidates are ranked on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) where they are awarded points based on factors like age, work experience, education, and language ability in English or French. Now that Nova Scotia has issued invitations which also known as Letters of Interest, the invited candidates now have approximately 2 months of time to complete their application for a provincial nomination.

If the candidates receive the provincial nomination from Nova Scotia, then they will automatically be awarded an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. This CRS points will effectively guarantee that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a regular Express Entry draw.

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