The Government of Nova Scotia has issued 314 Letters of Interest to apply for a provincial nomination to Express Entry candidates who meet the eligibility and work experience requirements of its new Labour Market Priorities Stream.
Express Entry candidates invited through the Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities must provide evidence of having two years of work experience in NOC 4214 — Early childhood educators and assistants under the Government of Canada's National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016.
To receive a Letter of Interest under this stream, the NSOI says that the work experience a candidate details in an Express Entry profile must match the job description for the targeted occupation listed in the federal government's NOC 2016.
Selected candidates are required to provide letters of reference from previous employers with the following details:
- Company letterhead;
- Signature by the responsible human resources officer, supervisor, or manager;
- Company’s full address, telephone number, e-mail and website addresses and be stamped with the company’s official seal (if applicable); and
- include all of the following information in one document:
- the specific period of the employment with the company
- the positions held during the period of employment and time spent in each position
- the main responsibilities and duties in each position
- the annual salary plus benefits in each position
- the number of hours worked per week in each position
- proof that the work experience meets the lead statement and the majority (at least 51%) of the main duties as set out in NOC 2016.
Express Entry candidates who have received a Letter of Interest from the NSOI will have 30 calendar days to submit a complete application for a Nova Scotia provincial nomination. An additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points will be awarded to candidates whose applications are approved by the NSOI.
Dynamic Express Entry selections
The NSOI says that occupations specified in each draw and will depend on labour market needs and the priorities of the province. Nova Scotia's Minister of Immigration Lena Diab says this new stream is the "first of its kind in Canada" and will be utilized by the province as an 'innovative and flexible new tool' to address Nova Scotia's labour market needs.