Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities

The Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities stream selects candidates in the federal Express Entry system who meet provincial labour market needs to apply for nomination. Only candidates who receive a Letter of Interest from the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration may apply.


To apply you must:

Criteria for the Oct. 22, 2020, draw are as follows. Candidates must:

  • Have a primary occupation of programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
  • Provide letters of reference from employers, as outlined in the application guide, to demonstrate that they have three or more years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in NOC 2174 within the five years preceding the application.
  • Have at least one year of experience in NOC O, A or B in Canada.
  • Have a Canadian Language Benchmark score of 7 or higher in English in all language abilities as demonstrated by providing results from a language test approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. *
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree OR have completed a program of three or more years at a university, college, trade or technical school, or other institute.*
  • Apply no later than 11:59 p.m. Nov. 21, 2020.

* You must include copies of language tests and proof of education to meet the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree or higher with your application. Proof of education must include an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report issued by an organization designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada if your educational credential was obtained outside of Canada.


If you have received a Letter of Interest, complete the online application form and include all required information and attachments.

Apply Online



An archive of criteria for prior draws.


Nova Scotia Office of Immigration
1469 Brenton Street, 3rd floor
PO Box 1535
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3J 2Y3

(902) 424-5230

For further information on Express Entry, please visit