Nova Scotia draws 204 Express Entry profiles for Labour Market Priorities
On September 4, 204 candidates were invited to apply for provincial nominations through Nova Scotia’s new Labour Market Priorities Stream.
The last draw for the Labour Market Priorities Stream was on June 3, and so far this year there have been four draws in total.
A branch of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), the Labour Market Priorities Stream aims to fill gaps in provincial the job market. The program looks at Express Entry profiles to find potential applicants for the province’s empty positions.
Drawn candidates have 30 days to apply to the NSNP. Accepted applicants then receive 600 points for their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. As a result, successful applicants have a substantially higher chance of receiving invitations for Canadian permanent residence.
So far, the stream has prioritized candidates who have proficiency in French. For example, this most recent draw chose many candidates whose first language was French. Additionally, the program utilizes the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) evaluation. The CLB scores based on English or French language proficiency, grading speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The September 4 draw prioritized applicants with French CLB scores of 8 or more.
Unlike other draws through Express Entry, Labour Market Priorities does not consider applicants’ CRS scores in their draws.