In the latest Labour Market Priorities Stream draw, Express Entry applicants who are auditors and accountants were prioritized.

Those who scored between 400 to 600 points on their CRS score were given Invitations to Apply (ITAs) on 24 January, 2019.

Those who have work experience in these two occupations were given preference in the draw. The Labour Market Priorities Stream (LMPS) was launched in 2018 to help the province of Nova Scotia find applicants that it needs in its labour market.

The stream finds potential applicants from the Express Entry pool who have both the right occupation and work experience to qualify.

When it finds the right candidates, it can send applicants an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for permanent residency in the province.

Work Experience Needed to Apply

As an auditor or accountant you needed to have at least five years of work experience to have been considered in the latest draw.

Scores Needed to Apply

Internal auditor working on financial budget.

In the latest Nova Scotia immigration draw, you needed a score of at least 400 to be considered for the LMPS draw.

Scores are broken down through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) where all applicants in the Express Entry pool are ranked according to the following factors.

  • Age;
  • Education qualifications;
  • Work experience; and
  • Language ability

Applicants can score up to a total of 1,200 on the CRS. In the latest draw, applicants only needed 400 and upwards to apply. In the most recent Express Entry draw, applicants needed to score at least 443 in order to qualify!

Provincial Nominee Streams Give Applicants a Chance at Canada

For those who are unable to qualify in the latest Express Entry rounds, programs like the LMPS give applicants the chance to apply and be nominated by the province for permanent residency.

Receiving a Provincial Nomination gives any applicant an additional 600 points on their CRS score. This almost guarantees that they will be invited to apply as a permanent resident in the future.

Who Could Apply in the Latest Draw?

Applicants in the Express Entry pool that were chosen for the latest LMPS had to at least meet the following basic requirements:

  • Have either a Bachelor's degree or completed a program lasting at least three years at a:
    • University;
    • Technical school; or
    • Trade school
  • Have scored a 7 on the Canadian Language Benchmark for reading, speaking, listening and writing for French or English; and
  • Have a list of references from former employers to show that you have five years of relevant work experience

Jobs that were Considered in the Latest Nova Scotia Immigration Draw

All applicants who have a National Occupational Classification of 1111 could apply for the Labour Market Priorities Stream.

Here is a list of the job titles that are considered to be NOC 1111.
AccountantDepartmental accountantProduction accountant
Accountant controllerDivision controller – accountingProject accountant
Accountants supervisorField auditor – financesProperty accountant
Accounting controllerFinancial accountantPublic accountant
Analyst accountantFinancial auditorPublic accountants chief
Assistant controllerFinancial control officerPublic accountants supervisor
Audit unit headGeneral accountantReinsurance analyst
Auditor – financeIncome tax adjuster,Sales auditor – finances
Auditor-CAIncome tax adviserSenior accounting analyst
Auditor-chartered accountantIncome tax consultantSenior cost accountant
Auditors supervisorIncome tax expertSenior intern auditor
Bank branch accountantIncome tax investigatorTax accountant
Bank reserves auditorIncome tax specialistCA (chartered accountant) student
Bankruptcy trusteeIndustrial accountantIntermediate accountant
Budget accountantIndustrial auditorTax adviser
Certified general accountant (CGA)Internal audit project managerTax analyst
Certified management accountant (CMA)Internal audit supervisor – financesTax auditor
Chartered accountant (CA)Internal auditorTax consultant
Chartered accountant (CA) studentInternal auditor – financesTax evaluator
Chartered professional accountant, certified general accountant (CPA, CGA)Internal auditors supervisor – financesTax examiner
Chartered professional accountant, certified management accountant (CPA, CMA)Machine processing accountantTax expert
Chartered professional accountant, chartered accountant (CPA, CA)Management accountantTax specialist
Chief accountantManagement accounting chiefTaxation rulings officer
Claims accountantManufacturing accountant
Computer audit specialistPlant accountant
Cost accountantPlant controller

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