Popular Nova Scotia Express Entry category opened to new applications November 17
A total of 225 applications were received under Express Entry’s Category B
Nova Scotia is an Atlantic province of Canada. The program through which the province Nova Scotia selects interested migrants is Nova Scotia PNP. Every Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) has a stream that is linked to Express Entry. Nova Scotia reopened one of its most popular Express Entry-linked provincial nomination categories on Saturday, November 17, at 9 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time for up to 225 applications
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Most of the people who want to migrate to Canada apply through this Category because of it:
- This category provides successful candidates with a provincial nomination and an additional 600 ranking points, effectively guaranteeing an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
- This category does not require a Canadian job offer or Canadian work experience.
- This category has no minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) score requirement.
Express Entry stream of the Nova Scotia Demand category has a category B that is known as first-come, first-served category. That means the candidates who fill his or her form first will get selected for the further procedure. This stream was last opened on April 28, 2018, and it reached its limit within a few hours and closed to new applicants as the numbers of seats were filled.
Candidates who want to apply for this category must have a work experience and that work experience must be in one of the Nova Scotia’s 11 opportunity occupations along with other eligibility criteria. Those 11 opportunity occupations are:
|Financial Auditors and Accountants||1111||A|
|Other financial officers||1114||A|
|Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations||1123||A|
|Accounting and related clerks||1311||B|
|Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses||3012||A|
|Licensed practical nurses||3233||B|
|College and other vocational instructors||4021||A|
|Paralegal and related occupations||4211||B|
|Social and community service workers||4212||B|
If you want to apply under this first-come, first-served category, then you must meet the following requirements:
- You must have a profile registered in the federal Express Entry system.
- You must have a Score of 67 points or more on the stream’s six selection factors.
- You must have at least one year of skilled work experience in one of Nova Scotia’s target occupations.
- You must have a Canadian high school credential or equivalent.
- You must prove language ability in English or French at Canadian Language Benchmark 7.
- You must have enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia.
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Amira is 29, has an English language proficiency equivalent to CLB 8 across all language abilities: Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening. She has been working as a licensed practical nurse (NOC 3233) for four years outside Canada. She holds a Bachelor’s degree and two-year certificate. Amira never worked or studied in Canada. Amira scores 67 points under Nova Scotia point system and has an Express Entry CRS score of 380.
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Amira successfully applies under Category B and receives a nomination from Nova Scotia. With the additional 600 CRS points that Amira receives for her nomination from Nova Scotia, her Express Entry ranking score rises to 980.
Kevin and Melanie are 35 and 38 years old, respectively. They both hold Bachelor’s degrees from post-secondary institutions outside Canada. Kevin has four years of work experience as an Administrative Assistant (NOC 1241) and Melanie has worked as a Librarian for three years outside Canada. Kevin has an English language proficiency equivalent to a CLB 7 under all language abilities. Melanie’s English language proficiency is equivalent to a CLB 5. Kevin and Melanie score 67 points under Nova Scotia’s point system.
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