430 registered nurses received the invitation from Nova Scotia – 28th October 2019
Nova Scotia has invited 430 registered Nurses under Express Entry pool. Registered nurses or registered psychiatric nurses were the focus of a new Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities draw held October 28, 2019.
The largest draw since the introduction of the EOI system in July 2018 – a total 430staff nurses invitations were issued to express entry candidates who had separate profiles with Nova Scotia PNP.
Express Entry program, a points-based program, manages the profiles of the candidates applied for Canada PR Visa through Canada’s three major skilled immigration programs:
Job offer letter is not mandatory to apply for Nova Scotia PNP. To be eligible, applicant must have experience in the occupation which is In-Demand occupation list of Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia has sent the invitation to the candidates which had the relevant work experience according to the labour market and high demand in the province. Nova Scotia to search the Express Entry pool for candidates with work experience in occupations facing labour shortages in the province and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. Candidates invited in the draw had the minimum score of 67 points under Nova Scotia point assessment grid. These points are awarded to the candidates based on the factors like age, language proficiency, education, work experience and connection to the province, among other major factors.
A provincial nomination results in an additional 600 points toward an Express Entry candidate’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and effectively guarantees an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence from the Government of Canada.Other than the express entry program, there are also Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) that are also having low CRS requirements in comparison to express draws.
According to the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), there was no minimum CRS score required for this draw.
This was Nova Scotia’s fifth draw through the Labour Market Priorities Stream in 2019. PNP has also sent the invitation to the below.
- Early childhood educators
- Financial auditors
Minimum Eligibility criteria for nursing candidates invited by Nova Scotia in the October 28 draw is as below.
- Applicant should have occupation of registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse (NOC 3012);
- Applicant should have three years or more of work experience as a registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse.
- Applicant should have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 8 or higher in English or French in all four language abilities;
- Applicant should have a bachelor’s degree or have completed a program of three years or more at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute.
- Applicant should have an Express Entry profile that was submitted on or after November 1, 2018.
Applicant has received the invitation within 30 days from the date of their NSNP submittinga complete application.
The NSNP allows Nova Scotia to nominate a set number of immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year through nine streams tailored to specific economic needs in the province.
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