Nova Scotia Express Entry Stream to accept 350 applications April 28

The province of Nova Scotia will reopen Category B of Demand: Express Entry Stream to 350 applications tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Atlantic Daylight Time.

The Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream (NSDEE) only accepts applications from candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry pool. It operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applicants who are successfully nominated by the province of Nova Scotia will get an extra 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points, leaving them a great chance to receive an Invitation to Apply for Canadian PR.

Nova Scotia recently made changes to its list of opportunity occupations that saw change in number of occupations from 16 to 11.

The occupations now on the list are:

Financial Auditors and Accountants 1111 A
Other financial officers 1114 A
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 1123 A
Administrative assistants 1241 B
Accounting and related clerks 1311 B
Civil engineers 2131 A
Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 3012 A
Licensed practical nurses 3233 B
College and other vocational instructors 4021 A
Paralegal and related occupations 4211 B
Social and community service workers 4212 B

To apply under Category B, you must:

  • Have a profile registered in the federal Express Entry system.
  • Score 67 points or more on the stream’s six selection factors.
  • Have at least 1 year of skilled work experience in one of Nova Scotia’s target occupations.
  • Have a Canadian high school credential or equivalent.
  • Prove language ability in English or French at Canadian Language Benchmark 7.
  • Show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia.

You do not need any minimum CRS Score for this Stream.

The NSDEE’s Category A: Arranged Employment in Nova Scotia remains open. Applicants to this category who have an arranged job offer supported by a Nova Scotia employer. The job offer must be in a National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level O, A, or B occupation.

The notice of this stream opening a day in advance is welcome news to eligible candidates who find themselves on the revised occupations list.


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