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Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry open for Category A, paused for Category B

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The Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry has opened for new applications under the Category A(Which requires a job offer) as of 8th May 2017. However, the application under the category B(Which does not require a job offer) has been paused due to technical difficulties on the online portal.

For the current application intake period, the NSNP has announced that it will accept 250 new applications for Category B of the stream. This category is for applicants with experience in one of 16 opportunity occupations.

Eligibility requirements: Category A

Express Entry candidates who wish to apply to Category A of Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry must:

  • Have a profile in the Express Entry pool;
  • have a full-time permanent skilled job offer from a Nova Scotia employer;
  • have at least one year of skilled work experience related to the job;
  • Have their foreign education credentials assessed, authenticated, and given an equivalent value in Canada by one of the four designated credential assessment agencies;
  • Demonstrate, by way of a standardized language test acceptable to the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia, at least an adequate intermediate language proficiency in English or French (Canadian Language Benchmark: 7); and
  • Obtain at least 67 points on the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry points grid. Points are awarded based on language proficiency, age, work experience, education, and adaptability.

Eligibility requirements: Category B

Express Entry candidates who wish to apply to Category B of Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry must:

  • Have a profile in the Express Entry pool;
  • Have their foreign education credentials assessed, authenticated, and given an equivalent value in Canada by one of the four designated credential assessment agencies;
  • Demonstrate, by way of a standardized language test acceptable to the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia, at least an adequate intermediate language proficiency in English or French (Canadian Language Benchmark: 7);
  • Obtain at least 67 points on the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry points grid. Points are awarded based on language proficiency, age, work experience, education, and adaptability; and
  • Have at least one year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) skilled work experience in the last six years in one of the 16 ‘opportunity’ occupations considered by Nova Scotia. The list includes eight occupations that were not on the previous list, which was in effect for previous application cycles. These eight occupations are in bold in the table below.

 

                                       LIST OF OPPORTUNITY OCCUPATIONS

OCCUPATION

NOC CODE

Financial Auditors and Accountants

1111

Other financial officers

1114

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

1123

Administrative assistants

1241

Accounting and related clerks

1311

Civil engineers

2131

Information systems analysts and consultants

2171

Computer programmers and interactive media development

2174

Computer network technicians

2281

User support technicians

2282

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

3012

Licensed practical nurses

3233

College and other vocational instructors

4021

Paralegal and related occupations

4211

Social and community service workers

4212

Financial sales representatives

6235

 

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