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Nova Scotia invited French-speaking Express Entry candidates in new immigration draw on March 29

Nova Scotia conducted its second immigration draw of this year through the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Stream on March 29.

The invitations, also known as Letters of Interest (LOIs) were issued to Express Entry candidates who had selected French as their first official language and had a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 9 or higher in French in all language abilities.

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), however, did not disclose the information on how many invitations were sent in this invitation round.

Apart from French language proficiency, invited candidates also needed to demonstrate that they have:

  • English as a second official language with a CLB score of 7 or higher all language abilities –Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  • Either a bachelor’s degree OR completed a three or more years of study program at a university, college, trade or technical school.
  • Applied before 11:59 p.m., April 28, 2021

The Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream of NSNP targets immigration candidates based on the province’s labour market needs.

In order to qualify for a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia through this Stream, candidates first need to have a valid profile in the Federal Express Entry system.

The NSNP has held total 16 Labour Market Priorities Stream draws since its launch in the year 2018 and have invited Financial Auditors, Accountants, Programmers, Early Childhood Education Workers, Social Workers, Nurses, and Carpenters to apply for provincial nomination.

Invited candidates now have 30 Calendar days to send in their application for the provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence to NSNP.

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Canada invited 4750 CEC candidates to apply for permanent residency in January 7th Express Entry Draw

Express Entry draw #172: January 7, 2021

Canada conducted another Express Entry round of invitations on January 7, 2021.

A total of 4750 immigration candidates received invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence in this draw.

The draw, which was restricted to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program candidates only, had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) threshold of 461.

It was the second invitation round held in two days. On January 6, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a total of 250 ITAs to immigration candidates who had received nominations from an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNPs).

The Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers. It manages the profiles of candidates under three Federal High Skilled economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is an immigration category for foreign workers who have completed at least one year of skilled work experience in Canada within the last three years and who wish to become permanent residents.

It is an ideal route to Canadian permanent residency for temporary foreign workers including international students. Having obtained Canadian work experience, these individuals get a “head start” against other candidates in the Express Entry pool as it is a highly-valued factor under the CRS.

The IRCC applied a tie break in this draw and the time stamp used was September 12, 2020, at 20:46:32 UTC. That means all CEC candidates with a CRS score of and above 461 who had submitted their profiles before this date & time, received ITAs in this invitation round.

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