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
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.
- 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:
- 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.
||Division controller – accounting
||Field auditor – finances
||Public accountants chief
||Financial control officer
||Public accountants supervisor
|Audit unit head
|Auditor – finance
||Income tax adjuster,
||Sales auditor – finances
||Income tax adviser
||Senior accounting analyst
||Income tax consultant
||Senior cost accountant
||Income tax expert
||Senior intern auditor
|Bank branch accountant
||Income tax investigator
|Bank reserves auditor
||Income tax specialist
||CA (chartered accountant) student
|Certified general accountant (CGA)
||Internal audit project manager
|Certified management accountant (CMA)
||Internal audit supervisor – finances
|Chartered accountant (CA)
|Chartered accountant (CA) student
||Internal auditor – finances
|Chartered professional accountant, certified general accountant (CPA, CGA)
||Internal auditors supervisor – finances
|Chartered professional accountant, certified management accountant (CPA, CMA)
||Machine processing accountant
|Chartered professional accountant, chartered accountant (CPA, CA)
||Management accounting chief
||Taxation rulings officer
|Computer audit specialist
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