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Nova Scotia PNP invited Francophone candidates in March 29 draw

In the Labour Market Priorities stream draw held on March 29, Nova Scotia invited 329 French-speaking Express Entry candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The invited candidates have selected French as their first official language and has a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark(CLB) score of 9 in all French language abilities that include reading, writing, listening and speaking. The candidates were required to have a minimum CLB score of 7 in all language abilities in English too.


Further, the candidates were expected to have a bachelor’s degree or completed a higher education program with a duration of at least three years at a university, college, trade or technical school. A valid Express Entry number was also mandatory.

Nova Scotia immigration through Express Entry

Though the March 29 draw exclusively targeted Express Entry candidates, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score requirement has not been revealed yet. However, if the invited candidates successfully submit the application and receive provincial nomination from Nova Scotia, they will have 600 CRS score points added to their total score. They can submit the application within 60 days, along with language test results and other required documents.

Labour Market Priorities stream

The Labour Market Priorities stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program(NSNP) is aligned to the federal Express Entry. It allows the Nova Scotia to select candidates who are capable of meeting the labour market requirements of the province from the Express Entry pool. To apply under this stream, immigration candidates must have a valid Express Entry profile and qualify under one of the three economic immigration programs of Canada, which are Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). They must also receive a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration in their Express Entry profile. Besides, they must demonstrate required level of work experience.

Francophone immigration to Canada

Nova Scotia has laid out a Francophone Immigration Action Plan to increase the Francophone population of the province by attracting more French-speaking immigrants to the province. The federal government of Canada has also launched the Welcoming Francophone Communities Initiative for supporting French-speaking newcomers to Canada. Under this Initiative, 14 communities will receive $12.6 million over three years for projects that aim to make Francophone newcomers feel welcomed in their new community.

Do you wish to explore your chances for Canada PNP immigration? Talk to the Canada immigration consultants of CanApprove to get detailed information.

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