Nova Scotia holds new draw for Express Entry candidates
Invitations issued March 20 through Labour Market Priorities Stream
On March 20, 2019, Nova Scotia issued invites to Express Entry Candidates for nomination for Canadian PR through its most popular Labor Market Priorities immigration stream. The stream targets applications from Federal Express Entry Program to meet high-demands of labor or other skills in the market of the province.
In general, only 3-4 % population of Nova Scotia list French as their mother tongue so, the draw on March 20 was held to mark the 32nd International Day of La Francophonie. In this draw, invitations went to only those eligible Express Entry Candidates, having French as their first official language.
A minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 in all French abilities including writing, reading, speaking and reading as well as CLB level 5 in all four English abilities is necessary to become eligible for an invite.
Besides language proficiency test, all invitees must possess:
- Valid three-year or more bachelor’s degree or program at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute
- Express Entry Profiles, submitted on or after September 25, 2018
Along with invites, Nova Scotia also launched its new Francophone Immigration Action Plan to encourage more francophone immigration to the province. This plan targets immigration of French-speaking individuals from different parts of the world to Nova Scotia as well as their retention and integration by providing services and support.
Lena Metlege Diab, Nova Scotia’s Immigration Minister and Acadian Affairs and Francophonie Minister, said in a statement “Our Acadian and francophone communities are an essential component of our Nova Scotian identity and heritage,”
“On International Day of La Francophonie, we celebrate French language and francophone culture and honor the important contributions francophones have made to our province and our country.”
So, all those who have registered in Express Entry and received the letter of interest, need to submit a complete application for a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia. Also, on getting the provincial nomination, an additional 600 points get added in the Express Entry score.
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Source: CIC News