Nova Scotia PNP Draw: Province Targets French Speaking Candidates For Canada Immigration

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Nova Scotia immigration has conducted a new draw targeting French-speaking candidates through the province’s Express Entry-linked Labour Market Priorities stream.

The November 7 draw required candidates to have selected French as their first official language, and have a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 10 or higher in all language abilities. In all abilities, they also needed to score Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or above in English.

Details of further requirements are listed below.

Those receiving a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program have until December 7, 2022 to submit a complete application.

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Requirements for Latest Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities Draw

  • First official language of French and Canadian Language Benchmark score of 10 or higher in French in all language abilities.
  • Second official language of English and Canadian Language Benchmark score of 7 or higher in English in all language abilities.
  • Bachelor’s degree OR have completed a program of three or more years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or another institute.
  • Include copies of both language tests and proof of education with your application.
  • Apply no later than 11.59 pm, December 7, 2022.

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 establish yourself and your family in Nova Scotia successfully and to pay your immigration costs and travel expenses.
  • Have legal status in your current country of residence.
  • Meet the 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:

  • French speakers.
  • Candidates with a job offer.
  • 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, automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics, and mechanical repairers (NOCs 7322 or 7321).
  • Programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174).
  • Other Financial Officers (NOC 1114).
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