British Columbia invited 204 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR on March 8, 2022
British Columbia PNP invited 204 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada Permanent Residency (PR) visa in new immigration draws held on March 8, 2022.
Invitations were issued to candidates through the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).
In first draw, total 191 invitations were issued to candidates through the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of SI and EEBC.
|Immigration Categories||Streams||Minimum Score||Total invitations issued|
The Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams
|SI – Skilled Worker||112||
|SI – International Graduate||100|
|SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||77|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||128|
|EEBC – International Graduate||114|
In second separate draw, total 13 invitations were issued to Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers (NOC 0621) and Restaurant and Food Service Managers (NOC 0631). The minimum provincial score requirement for this draw was 128.
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
British Columbia is one of the most popular provinces of Canada. Created in 2001, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a fast-track immigration pathway to high-demand skilled foreign workers who wish to settle here.
The BC PNP has two immigration streams for immigrants who have the skills and experience needed to help with province’s economic recovery and growth – Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI).
The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream allows the province to select and invite qualified immigration candidates from the Federal Express Entry pool and nominate them for permanent residence status in Canada.
The Skills Immigration (SI) Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in British Columbia. This stream is made up of five categories: Skilled Worker, Healthcare Professionals, International Graduate (IG), International Post-Graduate (IPG), and Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled (ELSS).
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