Registered nurses with profiles in the federal Express Entry pool were invited to apply for a provincial nomination in Nova Scotia’s latest PNP draw.

Nova Scotia held a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on May 22, inviting nurses to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

The Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) released details on eligibility criteria for the draw, but did not say how many people were invited.

Candidates need to have at least three years of work experience as a registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse, which is NOC 3012 in Canada’s National Occupational Classification index.

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There is also a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score requirement of at least eight or higher in English or French in all language abilities.

They were also required to hold a bachelor’s degree or have completed a post-secondary program of at least three years.

When applying for the nomination, candidates must include copies of their language tests, and proof of education including an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report issued by a designated organization if the degree or diploma was obtained at a foreign institute.

Candidates invited from Express Entry pool

In order to be considered for a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia through the Labour Market Priorities Stream, candidates first need to have a profile in the Express Entry system.

Express Entry manages applications for Canadian permanent residence through three federal immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Express Entry candidates are ranked on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). They are awarded points based on factors such as their age, work experience, education, and language ability in English or French.

Now that Nova Scotia has issued invitations, also known as Letters of Interest, invited candidates now have 60 calendar days to complete their application for a provincial nomination.

If they receive the provincial nomination from Nova Scotia, they will automatically be awarded an additional 600 CRS points, which will effectively guarantee that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

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