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Nova Scotia immigration has conducted a new draw through the province’s Express Entry-linked Labour Market Priorities stream, aimed at automobile mechanics.

The September 24 draw saw Letters of Interest sent to candidates with skills and experience in NOC 7322 or NOC 7321 for motor vehicle body repairers or automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

Candidates were also required to have a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 5 or higher in English, plus the right level of education (details below). 

Those receiving a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program have until October 24, 2020, to submit a complete application.


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Requirements for September 24 Nova Scotia Immigration Draw

Candidates must:

  • Have a primary occupation of motor vehicle body repairers (NOC 7322) or automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers (NOC 7321).
  • Demonstrate they have two or more years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in NOC 7322 or NOC 7321 in the last five years.
  • Have a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 5 or higher in English in all language abilities.
  • Have completed a program of two or more years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or another institute.
  • Apply by October 24, 2020.

What Are The General Requirements For Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities?

Candidates must:

  • Receive a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program within the Express Entry system.
  • Meet the minimum work experience requirements of the Express Entry stream for which you have qualified.
  • Demonstrate sufficient funds to successfully establish yourself and your family in Nova Scotia and to pay your immigration costs and travel expenses.
  • Have legal status in your current country of residence.
  • Meet eligibility criteria in place at the time you are issued a Letter of Interest.

The Labour Market Priorities stream was launched in August 2018 to give Nova Scotia the flexibility to target certain occupations and candidates through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program.

Draws have been conducted aimed at:

  • Registered nurses or registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012).
  • Advertising, marketing and public relations (NOC 1123).
  • Carpenters (NOC 7271).
  • Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111).
  • Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214).
  • Social and community service workers (NOC 4212).
  • Motor vehicle body repairers and automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers (NOCs 7322 or 7321).
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