Nova Scotia selects carpenters from the Express Entry pool
The Canadian province, Nova Scotia released its second draw in this month through its Express entry linked Labour Market Priorities Stream. In the draw, it issued invitations to eligible carpenters having a profile in the Express Entry pool to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
The Canadian province Nova Scotia operates its Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) to nominate eligible prospects with appropriate skills and work experience for Canadian permanent residence. Till date, NSNP has eight immigration pathways to meet the needs of the province’s market. In the previous year, it successfully marked a record for the entry of immigrants as new permanent residents in the province.
Labor Market Priorities Stream is an express entry linked immigration program which allows the province to nominate the eligible candidates from federal Express Entry pool for measuring up the shortage of labor in the market. Federal Express Entry system manages the pool for applications coming from its three economic immigration categories including Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class. This stream targets eligible candidates with required skills and experience to meet the shortage of labor in the market.
Requirements for carpenters to get an invite through this draw:
- Letter of reference from employers mentioning the minimum of two years of skilled trades experience as a carpenter
- In the case of self-employment, selected carpenters need to show documentation from third parties indicating the service provided, and payment details.
- Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 5 in all four language abilities: reading, writing, speaking and listening of language proficiency test like IELTS.
- Sufficient proof of funds to support themselves and their families in the province after immigration
Selected carpenters have 30 days from September 20, on which draw held to apply for a provincial nomination so submit all the documents as per the requirements. Successful candidates who receive provincial nominations through draws get additional 600 points in their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score effectively guaranteeing an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
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