Sep 05, 2019 – Nova Scotia immigration has conducted a new draw aim at French-speaking candidates through the province’s Express Entry-linked Labour Market Priorities stream.
The September 4 draw saw 204 letters of interest sent to candidates scoring Canadian Language Benchmark level 8 or higher for French in all language abilities.
Candidates were also required to have CLB 6 or higher in all language abilities for English.
Those receiving a letter of interest from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program have 30 calendar days to submit a complete application.
Requirements for September 4 Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Draw
- Have selected French as their first official language and have a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 8 or higher in French in all language abilities.
- Have English as a second official language with a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 6 or higher in English in all language abilities.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree OR have completed a program of three or more years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute.
- Have a valid Express Entry number and meet all IRCC criteria for the Express Entry pool.
What Are The General Requirements For Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities?
- Receive a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program within the Express Entry system.
- Meet the minimum work experience requirements of the Express Entry stream for which you have qualified.
- Demonstrate sufficient funds to successfully establish yourself and your family in Nova Scotia and to pay your immigration costs and travel expenses.
- Have legal status in your current country of residence.
- Meet eligibility criteria in place at the time you are issued a Letter of Interest.
This was the fifth draw in the history of the Labour Market Priorities stream and the second to specifically target French-speaking candidates.
Nova Scotia has issued letters of interest to 1,124 candidates through the stream during 2019.
The stream was launched in August 2018 to give Nova Scotia the flexibility to target certain occupations and candidates through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program.
Draws have also been conducted aimed at financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111) and at early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214).