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Nova Scotia invited immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on September 24.

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) released the draw’s eligibility criteria for Express Entry candidates but didn’t say what percentage invitations were sent.

Candidates needed to have a primary occupation in one of the following two National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes:

motor vehicle body repairs (NOC 7322) or

automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers (NOC 7321).

Invited candidates also got to demonstrate that they have two or more years of full-time, or equivalent part-time experience, in these occupations within the five years preceding the application.They also needed a Canadian Language Benchmark of a minimum of five altogether English abilities. They must include copies of language tests and proof of education with their application for the provincial nomination. Proof of education must include an academic Credential Assessment report issued by a corporation designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada if your educational credential was obtained outside of Canada.In addition, candidates also must have completed a program of two or more years at a post-secondary institution, like a university, college or vocational school.

Invited candidates have until October 24 to send their application for the provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities Stream invites immigration candidates supported the requirements of the province’s labour market. This is the primary Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) prolong of Nova Scotia since May, when the province invited nurses who had profiles within the Express Entry pool.

In order to be considered for a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia through the Labour Market Priorities Stream, candidates first got to have a profile within the Express Entry system.Now that Nova Scotia has issued invitations, also referred to as Letters of Interest, invited candidates now have 60 calendar days to finish their application for a provincial nomination.

If they receive the provincial nomination from Nova Scotia, they’re going to automatically be awarded a further 600 CRS points, which can effectively guarantee that they’re going to receive a invitation to apply (ITA) in a subsequent Express Entry draw.