The Canadian province of Nova Scotia has been organising regular draws during the pandemic to invite eligible candidates who can benefit the province.
On October 22, Nova Scotia organized a draw to invite eligible immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. Successful candidates can now submit their application and hope to secure the nomination.
The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) made the draw’s eligibility criteria for candidates in the Express Entry pool public. The candidates who received invitations during this draw will be able to get a provincial nomination via the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Stream. The NSNP has not mentioned the number of invitations that were distributed during the draw.
Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream issues invitations on the basis of the gaps in the province’s labour market.
The main eligibility criteria for invited candidates was that they should work as computer programmers or interactive media developers (NOC 2174). They had to furnish letters of reference from employers in order to prove that they already have three or more years of full-time work experience. Candidates previously engaged in part-time were also considered. It was mandatory that the work experience be gathered in the five years before the submission of the application. They should also have one year of Canadian work experience in any profession that has a NOC skill level of O, A, or B.
The Canadian Language Benchmark requirement across all the English language abilities was seven. Candidates had to have a bachelor’s degree, or they must have completed another post-secondary program of three years or more in order to be eligible. The deadline for the invited candidates to apply for the provincial nomination was 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 21, 2020.