Nova Scotia selects registered nurses from the Express Entry pool
On October 28, 2019, the Canadian province, Nova Scotia issued 430 invitations through its Express entry linked Labour Market Priorities Stream. In the draw, it issued invitations to eligible registered nurses or registered psychiatric nurses having a profile in the Express Entry pool to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
The Canadian province Nova Scotia operates its Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) to nominate eligible prospects with appropriate skills and work experience for Canadian permanent residence. Till date, NSNP has eight immigration pathways to meet the needs of the province’s market. In the previous year, it successfully marked a record for the entry of immigrants as new permanent residents in the province.
Labor Market Priorities Stream is an express entry linked immigration program which allows the province to nominate the eligible candidates from federal Express Entry pool for measuring up the shortage of labor in the market. Federal Express Entry system manages the pool for applications coming from its three economic immigration categories including Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class. This stream targets eligible candidates with required skills and experience to meet the shortage of labor in the market.
Requirements for registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse to get an invite through this draw:
- Work primarily as registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse (NOC 3012)
- Completed a bachelor’s degree or a program of three years or more at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute
- An Express Entry profile that was submitted on or after November 1, 2018
- Letter of reference from employers mentioning the minimum of three years of experience as a registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse
- Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 8 in all four language abilities: reading, writing, speaking and listening of language proficiency test like IELTS.
Selected registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurses have 30 days from the date of invitation round to submit all the documents as per the requirements. Successful candidates who receive provincial nominations through draws get additional 600 points in their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score effectively guaranteeing an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
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