11 Oct, 2017 Nova Scotia Express Entry Stream Open | Canada Immigration News
The popular Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) is open today, Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry is a popular first-come, first-served immigration program operated by the maritime province of Nova Scotia.
There are two categories under which candidates can be eligible for the program. Category A is for candidates with a job offer in the province. Applicants eligible under Category A can submit an application to the province at any time, provided they are in the Express Entry pool.
Category B is for candidates with experience in an opportunity occupation in the province. Applicants eligible under Category B have to wait for an intake period to open to submit an application.
As of 9 a.m. October 11, 2017, Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry is accepting applications under Category B. However, only 250 to 300 applications will be accepted during this intake period. Once the quota is met, the program will close again.
- To be eligible for this stream, candidates must have either:
- Experience in a target occupation, or
- A valid job offer from a Nova Scotia employer.
- The stream is now open for candidates with experience in a target occupation. However, it is expected to open and close for these types of applicants over the year.
- Eligible candidates with a valid job offer can apply at any time.
Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry is aligned with the federal Express Entry system, so you have to already be in the Express Entry pool to be eligible for it. There are also two ways to be eligible for the program.
To be eligible under category A, you have to have a valid job offer from a Nova Scotia employer.
To be eligible under category B, you have to have at least one year of work experience in one of the province’s target occupations.
To be eligible for the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream, you must:
- Be in the federal Express Entry pool;
- Have at least CLB 7 in all four language abilities in either French or English;
- Have an Educational Credential Assessment, if your credentials are not from Canada;
- Score at least 67 points on the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream’s six selection factors;
- Have either:
- A valid job offer from a Nova Scotia employer, or;
- At least one year of work experience in a target occupation.
Financial Auditors and Accountants
Other financial officers
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
Accounting and related clerks
Information systems analysts and consultants
Computer programmers and interactive media development
Computer network technicians
User support technicians
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
Licensed practical nurses
College and other vocational instructors
Paralegal and related occupations
Social and community service workers
Financial sales representatives
|*List updated May 2, 2017|
For programs like this, it’s important to prepare your application in advance. That way, you’ll be ready to submit right away when the program opens.
Not sure if you’re eligible? Our free online assessment tool can help you find out what your options are to immigrate to Canada.
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