Nova Scotia Reopens Express Entry Stream, Closes Within Hours
July 5, 2017
By Canada Immigration Newsletter |
On the morning of July 5, the Canadian province of Nova Scotia reopened a popular category of its Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry immigration stream. Through this stream, eligible candidates in the Express Entry pool may apply for a provincial nomination through the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).
However, the intake period that began on July 5 closed within hours, showing the popularity of the this NSNP stream. As the most recent intake period indicates, the intake for this stream is capable of being reached within hours, as it has on previous occasions. However, this stream is set to reopen over the next few months and into next year., benefiting potential applicants in the pool who prepare in advance.
Through Category B of the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream, eligible Express Entry candidates with work experience in one of the following ‘opportunity’ occupations may submit an application. A job offer is not required for this category.
As this is an enhanced Express Entry-aligned stream, successful applicants receive 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for permanent residence in a subsequent draw from the pool.
The Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry stream is one of the few remaining economic immigration streams in Canada that operate on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, Nova Scotia has become an increasingly popular immigrant destination over recent years, with the provincial government having successfully lobbied the federal government for additional allocation under the NSNP.