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British Columbia invited 136 Tech candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in new Tech draw on March 1, 2022

British Columbia invited 136 Tech candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in new Tech draw on March 1, 2022

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 136 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in new BC PNP Tech draw on March 1, 2022.

Invitations were issued to candidates under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories of BC PNP’s Express Entry BC and Skills immigration streams.

In order to be issued an invitation to apply in this draw, candidates were required to:

  • meet the requirements of one of British Columbia’s Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories;
  • have work experience in one of 29 eligible tech occupations;
  • have a valid full-time job offer of at least 12 months in an eligible occupation from an eligible employer in the province; and
  • have a minimum provincial score of 85

BC PNP Tech Program

The BC PNP Tech provides a fast-track immigration pathway to in-demand foreign tech workers and international students, who want to become permanent residents of Canada.  The program is designed to help employers in British Columbia’s technology sector to find and select qualified international tech workers, who want to become permanent residents of Canada.

Initially launched as a pilot, called the BC PNP Tech Pilot in May 2017, the Pilot was extended indefinitely and renamed BC PNP Tech in May 2021.

In order to apply through BC PNP Tech stream, immigration candidates need to have a full-time job offer from an eligible employer in the province in one of the key 29 tech occupations. The job offer must be valid for a minimum of one year with at least 120 days remaining at the time of submitting the application.

The eligible candidates need to first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). They must choose to apply through the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC immigration categories.

The BC PNP will then issue weekly invitations to qualified registrants who fulfill the minimum score requirements.

Invited candidates now have 30 calendar days to apply for the provincial nomination to the BC PNP.

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Canada invited 1047 PNP candidates to apply for Permanent Residency in new Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw #217– March 2, 2022

Canada invited 1047 PNP candidates to apply for Permanent Residency in new Express Entry Draw

Canada conducted its fifth Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) -only Express Entry draw of the year on March 2, 2022.

A total of 1047 immigration candidates, who previously obtained a nomination from an Express Entry-aligned PNP, received invitations to apply for Canadian immigration in this draw.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut off was 761. Express Entry candidates, who successfully receive a provincial nomination, automatically get 600 additional points toward their overall CRS score.  This is the reason that CRS cut-off score for PNP-specific draws is usually high.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was January 05, 2022 at 14:22:03 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 761 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA)  in this round of invitations.

Canada Express Entry system

The Express Entry system is the fastest and most efficient path for skilled workers to get Canadian permanent residency.

It is a completely electronic process and manages applications for permanent residence under these three federal economic immigration programs:

·         The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
·         The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
·         The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Eligible candidates can submit a profile into the Express Entry pool, where they are ranked against the other candidates according to CRS, where they are ranked based on their human capital factors, skills, experience, and other factors.

Highly ranked candidates will then be invited to apply for permanent residency as a skilled immigrant through draws from the pool by IRCC.

Those who received invitation need to submit a complete permanent residence application to IRCC within 60 days from the date of receiving an invitation.

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Ontario PNP invited 818 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on February 24, 2022

Ontario PNP invited 818 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on February 24, 2022

The province of Ontario invited 818 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR in latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw held on February 24.

Invitations were issued to candidates under the Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

In order to receive an invitation in this draw, candidates were required to:

  • have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 359
  • have created an Express Entry profile between the dates of February 24, 2021, and February 24, 2022
  • be living in Ontario with a valid work permit

The Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream

The Ontario Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream of OINP allows the province to search the Express Entry pool for Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Class and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates, who are presently living in Ontario with a valid work permit.

To be eligible to apply under Skilled Trades Stream, they need to have at least one year of full-time work experience, or the equivalent in part-time work in a skilled trade listed in Minor Group 633 or Major Group 72, 73, or 82 under Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).  Bakers, Contractors & supervisors, Machinists, Welders, Electricians, Plumbers, Carpenters, Heavy-duty equipment mechanics and Crane operators are among those who are eligible to apply under this stream.

While candidates do not need a job offer to apply under the Skilled Trades Stream, they must meet all the mandatory federal and provincial requirements specified by the OINP.

Candidates, who receive invitation for Canadian permanent residence through the Skilled Trades Stream of OINP, receive an additional 600 points towards their CRS score, which effectively guaranteed them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence through the next Express Entry draw.

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Ontario invited 773 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in new immigration draw conducted on February 22, 2022

The Canadian province of Ontario invited 773 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in new immigration draw conducted on February 22, 2022.

Invitations were issued to candidates under the Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP) of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

Candidates were required to have at least one year of work experience in one of the 18 targeted occupations and a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 455 and 600 in order to receive an invitation in this draw.

Occupations included:

  • NOC 0114 – Other administrative services managers
  • NOC 0122 – Banking, credit and other investment managers
  • NOC 0124 – Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
  • NOC 0125 – Other business services managers
  • NOC 0211 – Engineering managers
  • NOC 0311 – Managers in health care
  • NOC 0601 – Corporate sales managers
  • NOC 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers
  • NOC 0711 – Construction managers
  • NOC 0731 – Managers in transportation
  • NOC 0911 – Manufacturing managers
  • NOC 1121 – Human resources professionals
  • NOC 1122 – Professional occupations in business management consulting
  • NOC 2161 – Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 3231 – Opticians
  • NOC 3233 – Licensed practical nurses

OINP also removed CRS cap in this draw as prior to this invitation round, candidates whose CRS scores were above the maximum range (600 points) would not be eligible to apply for the nomination.

Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program – the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) allows the province to select and nominate eligible foreign workers, international students and others with the required skills, experience and education for a nomination for permanent residence in Ontario.

Express Entry candidates, who received a provincial nomination from OINP or any other Express Entry aligned PNP, automatically get 600 additional points towards their overall CRS score. This almost confirms them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in Federal Express Entry Draws.

Candidates, who received an invitation in this immigration draw, now have 45 calendar days to submit their complete application for provincial nomination to OINP.

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A total 160 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR

British Columbia PNP draws – February 22, 2022

A total 160 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR

The Canadian province of British Columbia held two draws through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) on February 22, 2022.

A total of 160 immigration candidates from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams of BC PNP received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency in these draws.

Distribution of invitations:

In first draw, total 145 immigration candidates received invitations. The minimum provincial score requirement for this draw ranged between 77 and 125 points depending on the immigration stream.

Immigration Categories Streams Minimum Score Total invitations issued
 

The Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams

SI – Skilled Worker 112  

 

145

SI – International Graduate 98
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
EEBC – Skilled Worker 125
EEBC – International Graduate 111

The second separate draw targeted Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers (NOC 0621) & Restaurant and Food Service Managers (NOC 0631).  Total 15 invitations were issued to these candidates with a minimum provincial score of 125.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

The BC PNP offers a fast-track pathway for high-demand skilled foreign workers to get a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency and immigrate to British Columbia, Canada.

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified immigration candidates from the Federal Express Entry who have the qualifications, education and work experience.

The Skills Immigration (SI) Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in British Columbia.

BC PNP has now invited more than 1,300 candidates to apply for provincial nomination since the start of 2022.

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