Nova Scotia invites Express Entry candidates with work experience in early childhood education
On June 3, a new draw has been held by Nova Scotia for 312 Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience as early childhood educators and assistants. The invitations were made available through Labour Market Priorities Stream, under which Nova Scotia can search the federal Express Entry pool for candidates with eligible work experience in an occupation that is facing labour market shortages in the province. In 2018, Nova Scotia has welcomed a number of new permanent residents to the province amongst which many arrived through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). Under NSNP Nova Scotia nominate a set number of immigration candidates for Canadian permanent residence each year through eight streams tailored to specific economic needs in the province. Amongst which three streams are linked to the Express Entry system under which there lies pool of candidates for three of the of Canada’s main economic-class immigration categories — Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class. All those who approved for a provincial nomination from Nova Scotia gets additional 600 points in their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System score. It also increases the chance for them to get an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence. To apply under this the major step required to be taken is to enter a profile in the Express Entry pool.
Other selection criteria included:
- proof that a candidate has received post-secondary education in early childhood education for children aged 0 to 8 years
- proof that a candidate has completed a program of two or more years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institutes
- letters of reference from employers to demonstrate proof of a minimum of five years of work experience in NOC 4214.
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