Nova Scotia draws auditors and accountants from Express Entry pool

The Government of Nova Scotia has issued new invitations to apply for a nomination for permanent residence to Express Entry candidates with work experience as financial auditors or accountants.  

The 300 invitations were issued January 24 through the province’s Labour Market Priorities Stream, which was launched last year.

The Labour Market Priorities Stream allows Nova Scotia’s Office of Immigration to search the federal Express Entry pool for eligible candidates with work experience in specified occupations.

Express Entry candidates invited in the stream’s first draw of 2019 were required to have at least five years of work experience in National Occupational Classification (NOC) 1111 — Financial Auditors and Accountants. For examples of professions covered under this category, see below.

Those selected in the January 24 draw submitted their Express Entry profiles on or after July 1, 2018, and had an Express Entry ranking score from 400 and 450, among other criteria.

An Express Entry candidate’s ranking score is based on factors that include their age, education, work experience and proficiency in English or French, and a set number of the highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular invitation rounds.

In order to be considered for immigration through the Labour Market Priorities Stream, and many other Express Entry-aligned provincial nominee streams, candidates must first submit an Express Entry profile.


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