If you are interested in Canada immigration and are expecting the right opportunity to work in Canada to come up in the Canadian provinces, here’s an update for you.
Nova Scotia conducted 2 PNP draws on October 7, 2021. In these draws 330 Express Entry candidates in all were issued invitations. They were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. They possessed skilled work experience.
In one of the draws, Nova Scotia PNP issued invitations to 286 Express Entry candidates. They held a job offer from Nova Scotia. They also had a minimum work experience of 1 year. They had work experience in a skilled occupation. They also had proficiency in the English language of CLB level 5.
In the second PNP draw, Nova Scotia PNP issued invitations to Express Entry candidates with a minimum experience of 2 years in a skilled trade and 44 carpenters. These candidates possessed proficiency in the English language of CLB level 5.
These draws were conducted under the Nova Scotia Labor Market priorities stream. The candidates who were invited can apply for a provincial nomination with Nova Scotia PNP till November 6, 2021.
About Express Entry
Express Entry is a points-based application management system used by the federal government to manage applications for immigration. These applications are filed for 3 federal high-skilled immigration programs namely CEC, FSTP, and FSWP.
The applicants to Express Entry have their profiles added to a candidate pool that’s accessible to both federal and provincial governments. Every candidate profile is ranked by CRS with scores assigned. Factors like age, education, work experience, and skills in Canada’s official language are considered to decide the scores.
When provincial governments choose and nominate Express Entry candidates through PNP draws, they automatically add 600 extra points to their original CRS scores. This way, the candidates get a higher score that will increase their chances to get an ITA to the near surety in a forthcoming federal immigration draw.
For a provincial nomination, these candidates need to create an EOI profile with the provincial PNP involved. The EOI profiles are given scores on the province’s unique points grid.
The highest-scoring Express Entry candidates are invited by IRCC to apply for Canada PR when they take part in regular invitation rounds. Those who are invited can officially apply for Canada immigration.
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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident
CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System
EOI – Expression of Interest
PNP – Provincial Nominee Program
ITA – Invitation to Apply
IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program
FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program
CEC – Canadian Experience Class
CLB – Canadian Language Benchmark