Popular Nova Scotia Express Entry category will open to new applications November 17
Demand: Express Entry’s Category B will welcome up to 225 applications
The Atlantic Canada province of Nova Scotia will reopen one of its most popular Express Entry-linked provincial nomination categories on Saturday, November 17. Atlantic Standard Time for up to 225 applications.
This category is extremely popular with eligible candidates in the Express Entry system because of it:
Provides successful candidates with a provincial nomination and an additional 600 ranking points, effectively guaranteeing an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Does not require a Canadian job offer or Canadian work experience.
Has no minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) score requirement.
This first-come, first-served category, known as Category B of the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Stream, usually reaches its intake limit quickly. When it last opened on the morning of April 28, 2018, it reached its quota and closed to new applications that afternoon.
Nova Scotia’s Office of Immigration typically only gives around 24 hours notice that the stream will reopen to applications. In the case of the November 17 intake, notice was only provided on the morning of November 16.
For this reason, it is always a good idea to be prepared and has the documents that are needed to apply in hand so you can act quickly if and when Category B reopens.
Candidates must have work experience in one of Nova Scotia’s 11 opportunity occupations, among other eligibility criteria. For more details on Nova Scotia’s Opportunity Occupations and other eligibility requirements, see below or consult this dedicated page.
Nova Scotia’s 11 Opportunity Occupations are:
|Financial Auditors and Accountants||1111||A|
|Other financial officers||1114||A|
|Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations||1123||A|
|Accounting and related clerks||1311||B|
|Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses||3012||A|
|Licensed practical nurses||3233||B|
|College and other vocational instructors||4021||A|
|Paralegal and related occupations||4211||B|
|Social and community service workers||4212||B|
To apply under Category B, you must:
Have a profile registered in the federal Express Entry system.
Score 67 points or more on the stream’s six selection factors.
Have at least one year of skilled work experience in one of Nova Scotia’s target occupations.
Have a Canadian high school credential or equivalent.
Prove language ability in English or French at Canadian Language Benchmark 7.
Show enough financial resources to successfully settle in Nova Scotia.