Nova Scotia held the latest draw on 4th September for its Labour Market Priorities Stream. The previous draw for this stream was held three months back on 3rd June. The 4th September draw invited 204 Express Entry candidates for a provincial nomination through Nova Scotia.
The LMPS searches the EE Pool for eligible candidates who meet the labour market requirements of Nova Scotia. The stream was launched last year. Since then it has held occupation-specific draws and invited Financial Auditors and Accountants and Early Childhood Educators & Assistants. It has also held exclusive draws for French-speaking candidates.
The 4th September draw targeted candidates in the Express Entry Pool who had listed French as their first language. These candidates also had a score of CLB 8 or more in French.
Selected EE candidates also had to have a score of CLB 6 or more in English, as per CIC News. These candidates should also have a Bachelors degree or they should have completed a 3-year program in a college, university or trade school.
A Nova Scotia Nominee Program spokesperson said there was no requirement of a minimum CRS score.
Every candidate in the Express Entry Pool gets a CRS score based on factors like education, work experience, language skills etc. However, Nova Scotia selected candidates based on labour market needs in the province and not CRS score.
Invited candidates who are successful in obtaining a provincial nomination will have 600 points added to their existing CRS score. This will effectively guarantee them an ITA for Permanent Residence of Canada.
Candidates who have received an invitation in the 4th September draw will get 30 days to submit their provincial nomination application to NSNP.
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