Nova Scotia Experience Express Entry introduced changes to the stream

    Nova Scotia

    Nova Scotia Experience Class: New changes to the Express Entry (NSEEE) stream took effect on June 9, 2022. The change was made for international graduates on a post-graduate work permit (PGWP) who are planning to apply under the NSEEE stream by the Department of Labor, Skills, and Immigration (LSI).

    With effect from June 9, 2022- Graduates from Nova Scotia’s DLI who have completed one year of PGWP experience applying under NSEEE are eligible under the category. Earlier, the graduates from DLI in Canada out of the province of Nova Scotia who gained 1-year experience on PGWP in Nova Scotia were also eligible under the category.

    These changes apply to individuals who completed their work experience on PGWP even though this doesn’t affect applications of individuals who had work experience on a work permit under a different category other than PGWP. As the change is applicable from June 9, all the applications received before this date shall be processed as per old eligibility requirements.

    Changes: Category-specific

    LSI has temporarily suspended the Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP) and  NOC 6311-Express Entry (NSEEE) stream to Food Service Supervisors. Applicants based on this NOC code are no longer eligible for the above programs/streams.

    Nonetheless, applicants under NOC 6311 category are eligible to apply through  Nova Scotia’s Skilled Workers Stream. In addition, through Demanded Occupation (OiD) stream, restaurant waiters (NOC 6513) and food counter attendants, kitchen hands, and related workers (NOC 6711) can be recruited by employers.

    Individuals with work experience in this province and who wish to have a Permanent Residency in Canada can apply under the Express Entry Stream of the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). Highly qualified individuals are selected under this stream. Individuals applying under this category must also be residents in Nova Scotia. To be eligible, Applicants must have at least one year of work experience in Nova Scotia in a highly skilled profession.

    Eligibility requirements For Express Entry under Nova Scotia Experience:

    •          Applicant must have at least one year of work experience in Nova Scotia.

    •          Application must have credentials from High school in Canada

    •          Applicant must register their profile on IRCC’s Express Entry System

    •          Take an English or French proficiency test using the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB). In addition, CLB 7 is required for skilled workers with National Occupational Classification (NOC) 0, and A. CLB5 is needed for the NOCB position.

    The applications can be submitted online on the IRCC official website. The applications shall be made with the correct required forms and all the necessary documents and information.

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