On April 27, 2020, Nova Scotia Issued invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in Canada via its Labour Market Priorities Stream.
This latest draw targets Express Entry candidates who have selected French as their first official language and in all language skills have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 8 or higher in French.
In all four language skills, chosen applicants also had to have a CLB score of at least 6 or higher in English, and either a bachelor's degree or a completed program of three years at least from any recognised institution.
Candidates also had to have a valid Express Entry number and meet the minimum requirements that would be admitted into the pool. The number of candidates who received the invitation and the minimum score for the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) has not yet been confirmed. Candidates who get Provincial nomination will be awarded an additional 600 points to their CRS scores which will guarantee an ITA to apply for Permanent residence.
The CRS score determines the rank of a candidate in the Express Entry pool and is based, among others, on factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and English or French skills. Candidates who obtained a letter of interest in today's draw now have 60 calendar days to submit a full application to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) and are asked to send copies of the results of their language tests as well as evidence of education.
The stream has hosted 10 draws, including this one, since its launch in 2018 and has welcomed early childhood educators, financial auditors, accountants, social workers, nurses and other professionals.