nova scotia immigration

Nova Scotia immigration has conducted a new draw through the province’s Express Entry-linked Labour Market Priorities stream, targeting programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174). 

The October 22 draw saw Letters of Interest sent to candidates with skills and experience in NOC 2174.

Candidates were also required to have a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 7 or higher in English, plus the right level of education (details below). 

Those receiving a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program have until November 21, 2020, to submit a complete application.

Requirements for October 22 Nova Scotia Immigration Draw

Candidates must:

  • Have a primary occupation of programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174).
  • Demonstrate they have three or more years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in NOC 2174 in the last five years.
  • Have at least one year of experience in NOC O, A or B in Canada.
  • Have a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 7 or higher in English in all language abilities.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or have completed a program of three or more years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute.
  • Apply by November 21, 2020.

What Are The General Requirements For Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities?

Candidates must:

  • Receive a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program within the Express Entry system.
  • Meet the minimum work experience requirements of the Express Entry stream for which you have qualified.
  • Demonstrate sufficient funds to successfully establish yourself and your family in Nova Scotia and to pay your immigration costs and travel expenses.
  • Have legal status in your current country of residence.
  • Meet eligibility criteria in place at the time you are issued a Letter of Interest.

The Labour Market Priorities stream was launched in August 2018 to give Nova Scotia the flexibility to target certain occupations and candidates through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program.

Draws have been conducted aimed at:

  • Registered nurses or registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 3012).
  • Advertising, marketing and public relations (NOC 1123).
  • Carpenters (NOC 7271).
  • Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111).
  • Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214).
  • Social and community service workers (NOC 4212).
  • Motor vehicle body repairers and automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers (NOCs 7322 or 7321).
  • Programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174).