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Nova Scotia invites Express Entry candidates in first draw of the year

Nova Scotia invited immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence through its Labour Market Priorities stream on January 19.

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) did not disclose how many invitations were issued in the draw.

The stream is linked with Express Entry. This means that those who received invitations must have a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system. The NSNP is able to select eligible candidates from the Express Entry Entry pool who meet provincial labour market needs.

In this draw, candidates must have a primary occupation as a financial officer – National Occupation Classification (NOC) code 1114. In previous draws, the stream has targeted programmers and media developers, automotive industry workers as well as nurses.

In order to receive an invitation, candidates must have received a Letter of Interest from the NSNP through Express Entry. Invited candidates must have also met the minimum work experience requirement for the Express Entry stream they are qualified for, and must have enough money to establish themselves in Nova Scotia, and pay the required fees.