Canadian province Nova Scotia invited 278 nurses through Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) to apply for a provincial nomination. The invited candidates had their profiles in the express entry system. Nova Scotia PNP organizes this draw to invite candidates eligible for the province’s Labour Market Priorities Stream. In order to get nominated under this stream, one is required to have a primary occupation as a registered nurse or psychiatric nurse and their duties must align with the National Occupation Classification (NOC) 3012.
The selected candidates are required to showcase letters of reference from the employers to demonstrate that they have at least three years of work experience in the occupation. Nova Scotia PNP requires the invited candidates to have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 9 or higher in one of the two languages English or French. Apart from the language proficiency, a candidate needs to hold a bachelor’s degree or have completed a studied the program for at least three years at a post-secondary institution. The nominated candidates need to abide by the deadline of March 10 and apply before the due date.
The successful applications will receive a provincial nomination from the province and will be considered to apply in the express entry system, which will allow them to apply for Canadian permanent residence if they are invited in an express entry draw.
The first and the foremost step to get an ITA (invitation to apply) for Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream is to prepare a profile in the express entry system. Express entry manages all the applications through three federal immigration programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
The candidates are evaluated on the factors such as their age, work experience, education, language ability and then are awarded points through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Now that the province has issued invitations, the invited candidates will have 60 calendar days to complete their application for a provincial nomination.