The Canadian province of Nova Scotia decided to invite immigration candidates during a draw held on September 24. The invited candidates will now be able to apply for a provincial nomination. If they secure the nomination from Nova Scotia, it will help in their journey towards becoming a permanent resident.
During this draw, the province focused on automotive industry workers who have profiles in the Express Entry system and gave them the chance to apply for provincial nomination.
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) has made the details of the draw’s eligibility criteria for Express Entry candidates public, but they have not specified the number of invitations that were given out. The invited candidates can send in their application by October 24.
Requirements of invited candidates
It was mandatory for candidates to have a primary occupation in any of the following two National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes in order to be eligible for an invitation:
- Motor vehicle body repairs (NOC 7322)
- Automotive service technicians, mechanical repairers, and truck and bus mechanics (NOC 7321)
Moreover, invited candidates were also required to demonstrate that they already have two or more years of full-time work experience or its equivalent part-time experience in the specified occupations in the last five years before the application. They should also have had a Canadian Language Benchmark of 5 minimum in all the English language abilities.
In order to prove their eligibility, they can include the copies and proofs of language tests and educational qualifications along with their completed application for the provincial nomination. The proof of education should also have an Educational Credential Assessment report issued by an organization specified by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada if you obtained your education abroad. Moreover, candidates should also have completed a program of two or more years at any post-secondary institution.