Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Targets Registered Nurses from Federal Express Entry Pool in Its Latest Labour Market Priorities Stream Draw on October 28 (WWICS: 30201910Ga1209)

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia issued invitations to Immigration candidates with work experience as registered nurses or registered psychiatric nurses in latest Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities draw held on October 28.

All those candidates who received Letters of Interest in October 28 draw had a profile in the federal Express Entry system.

The Express Entry System is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers and manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three Federal High-Skilled economic immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class.

Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream allows the province to search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates with work experience in occupations facing labour shortages and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

October 28 invitation round marked the fifth draw through the Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream in 2019. Previous draws have targeted candidates with work experience as carpenters, early childhood educators, financial auditors & accountants, and Express Entry profiles with a high Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in French.

Candidates, who received invitations in the October 28 draw, have to meet the following criteria in order to be considered for a provincial nomination:

  • Primary occupation listed as registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse (NOC 3012);
  • Minimum of 3 years or more of work experience as a registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse by providing letters of reference from employers;
  • Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 8, or higher, in English or French in all language abilities;
  • Bachelor’s degree or have completed a program of 3 or more years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute;
  • Submission of an Expression of Interest to the Express Entry pool on or before November 1st, 2018.

Those invited now have 30 days to submit a complete application for provincial nomination to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP).

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