2019-09-24 – Nova Scotia immigration has targeted carpenters (NOC 7271) in a new draw through the Express Entry-linked Labour Market Priorities stream.
The September 20 draw saw 22 candidates receive Letters of Interest from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program.
Candidates needed two or more years of experience and a Canadian Language Benchmark score of five or better in English or French in all language abilities. Those receiving LOIs have 30 days to submit a full application.
See below for the full requirements of the Labour Market Priorities Stream.
Requirements for September 20 Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Draw
- Primary occupation of carpenter (NOC 7271)
- Two or more years of skilled trades experience as a carpenter.
- CLB score of 5 or higher in English or French in all language abilities.
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 sixth draw in the history of the Labour Market Priorities stream and the first to specifically target carpenters.
Nova Scotia has issued letters of interest to 1,146 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), early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) and at Francophone candidates.