On June 3, Nova Scotia held a new draw 312 Express Entry candidates with eligible work experience as early childhood educators and assistants.

The invitations were issued through the Labour Market Priorities Stream, allowing Nova Scotia to search for applicants with qualified work experience in an occupation facing labour market shortages in the province from the federal Express Entry pool.

Located on the picturesque Atlantic coast of Canada, Nova Scotia welcomed the province in 2018 with a record number of fresh permanent residents, including many who came through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP).

Three of these streams are connected to the Express Entry scheme, which manages the pool of applicants for three of Canada’s major classifications of economic-class immigration — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class, and the Canadian Experience class.

Express Entry applicants authorized for a Nova Scotia provincial nomination earn an extra 600 points for their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are efficiently tracked for an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Other requirements included:

  1. proof that a candidate has received post-secondary education in early childhood education for children aged 0 to 8 years
  2. proof that a candidate has completed a program of two or more years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute; and
  3. letters of reference from employers to demonstrate proof of a minimum of five years of work experience in NOC 4214