The new Labour Market Priorities Stream draw conducted by the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) on December 5th invited Express Entry candidates with work experience as social and community service workers. The occupation of the invited candidates comes under National Occupation Classification (NOC) 4212-Social and Community Service Workers.
The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows NSNP to select candidates with specific work experience from the federal Express Entry pool and invite them to apply for provincial nomination. The draw held on December 5th is the sixth Labour Market Priorities Stream draw to be held in 2019. In the previous draws, NSNP invited Express Entry candidates with work experience as nurses, carpenters, financial auditors and accountants.
The Express Entry candidates who are invited through the Labour Market Priorities Stream and receive provincial nomination will have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points added to their total CRS score and that ensures an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
An Express Entry candidate does not require a job offer to receive a Letter of Interest to apply for provincial nomination from Nova Scotia. The invited candidates may submit their application within 30 days after receiving the invitation.
The applicants invited in the December 5th Labour Market Priorities stream draw were also required to meet the following criteria to be eligible under the Stream:
- The primary occupation of the candidate must be social worker or community social worker(NOC 4212)
- The candidate must produce letters of reference from employers to prove that they have two or more years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience as a social worker or community service worker. The work experience must be acquired within five years before submitting the application
- The candidate must have language proficiency equal to Canadian Language Benchmark score of 7 or higher in English or French in all four language abilities (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
- The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree or have completed a study program with a duration of three or more years at a university, college, trade or technical school or other eligible institutes
- The candidate must have a valid Express Entry profile created on or after December 6, 2018.
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