Last Updated on February 6, 2020
2019-12-06 – Nova Scotia has targeted social and community service workers (NOC 4212) in a new draw through the provincial Express Entry-linked Labour Market Priorities Stream.
The December 5 draw was the first Nova Scotia Nominee Program draw to target NOC 4212, for social and community service workers.
Candidates needed to have two or more years of work experience in NOC 4212, a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 7 or higher in English or French, and hold a bachelor’s degree or have completed a three-year program to be included in the draw.
See below for a full outline of the draw-specific requirements and the general requirements of the Labour Market Priorities Stream.
Requirements for December 5 Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Draw
- Have a primary occupation of social and community service workers (NOC 4212)
- Letters of reference from employers to demonstrate two or more years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience as a social worker or community service worker within the last five years.
- Canadian Language Benchmark score of 7 or higher in English or French in all language abilities.
- Bachelor’s degree OR have completed a program of three or more years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institutes.
- Have submitted an expression of interest to the Express Entry pool on or after December 6, 2018.
- Apply no later than 11.59 pm on January 4, 2020.
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 eighth draw in the history of the Labour Market Priorities stream and the first to specifically target NOC 4212 for social and community service workers.
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.
Previously, draws have also been conducted aimed at:
- Registered nurses or registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012).
- Carpenters (NOC 7271).
- Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111).
- Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214).
- Francophone candidates.