Nova Scotia Invites French-Speaking Express Entry Candidates in Latest Draw

Published on : March 31, 2021

Key Highlights

  • Overview
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Labour Market Priorities Stream
  • Express Entry

The Nova Scotia government recently invited Express Entry candidates with French language skills in its latest draw under the Labour Market Priorities stream.

Eligibility Criteria

The draw help on March 9, 2021, saw Letters of Interest (LOI) issued to applicants who selected French as their first language. 

They also had to have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 9 or higher in reading, writing, listening and speaking French.

Also, they had to have a CLB score of 7 or higher in all four language abilities in the English language.

Apart from language skills, the candidates had to have a bachelor’s degree or a program of 3 years or more at either a university, college, technical or trade school.

The province did not reveal the number of candidates who received the LOI, and the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required. 

Labour Market Priorities Stream

Nova Scotia’s Labour Market Priorities (LMP) stream is an immigration pathway under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) for Express Entry candidates. 

Through this stream, the province selects candidates from the Express Entry pool who meet Nova Scotia’s job market requirements. 

Express Entry

Express Entry is a system used by Canada to manage applications for permanent residence. 

Express Entry candidates are assessed on various factors like age, experience, education and language proficiency and ranked according to the CRS score.

Candidates who have received a provincial nomination gain 600 additional points to their CRS score and have a high chance of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.

Topics: Migrate, Canada

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