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Nova Scotia: Nominee Program

nova scotia: She says the program is innovative because as of next Tuesday her officials can scan the pool of potential immigrants in the federal program, and pick and choose those it wants to nominate based on their qualifications, according to CTV. The Office of Immigration says it anticipates sending as many as 180 letters of interest to prospective applicants for its nominee program next week. Lena Diab, the minister responsible for the province's Office of Immigration, said Thursday its new program allows applicants to apply directly to Nova Scotia through the federal express entry program. Exact numbers will depend on who is available in the pool on the day of the draw. The province currently is permitted by Ottawa to nominate about 1,350 people a year through the provincial nominee program -- but has only used about half of its spaces so far this year. From there, letter recipients who are interested in working and living in Nova Scotia would respond to the letter of interest and be processed through the stream, said department spokeswoman Lynette Mac Leod. ( As reported in the news.