On March 20th, 2019, Nova Scotia province invited the Express Entry immigrant candidates to submit their applications for consideration for permanent Canadian residence through its popular Express Entry-linked LMP (Labor Market Priorities) immigration stream.

However, the Nova Scotia Program failed to specify the exact number of invitations that were issued in the draw. The Labor Market Priorities entry stream usually targets several applications from the Express Entry Program to meet the high labor demands or other specific skills within the province.

The Labor Market Priorities Entry Stream usually allows the Nova Scotia Nominee Program, NSNP, to query the federal government Express Entry group for prospective candidates who meet specific labor market needs in the province of Scotia Nova.

Past draws through this particular stream have always targeted accountants, financial auditors, early childhood educators, and assistants. The invitations that were issued on March 20th, 2019 went to all eligible Express Entry applicants who had listed French as their first official language.

All candidates invited were also required to have a minimum language proficiency level of CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) of seven or higher in all the language abilities including speaking, writing, and listening. Candidates were also required to have a CLB score of at least five in language abilities in English.

The other requirements included a bachelor’s degree or an education program of at least three years at a college, university, technical institute, or any other institute of higher learning. Successful nominees also had an Express Entry profile that was submitted either on or after September 25th, 2018.

All Express Entry nominees will have thirty calendar days from the date their Letter of Interest was issued to submit a comprehensive application for a provincial nomination from the province of Nova Scotia.

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