The westernmost province of Canada, British Columbia continues to invite immigration candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency (PR).
In a new immigration draw on September 21, 2022, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited more than 352 applicants under 5 different categories.
|Draw||Immigration Category||Number of Invitations||Minimum Score|
|Targeted draw: Regional
(includes tech occupations)*
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
|341||Between 70- 91|
|Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)||Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)||11||60|
|Healthcare Occupations||Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||<5||60|
Out of the total invitations issued, 341 were sent to regional applicants including tech occupations. Regional includes only applicants with job offers outside of the Metro Vancouver Regional District who meet the minimum score.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a fast-track pathway for high-demand skilled foreign workers to gain permanent residency and immigrate directly to British Columbia.
The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified candidates with a valid profile in the Federal Express Entry system. The Skills Immigration Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province.
In order to receive an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination under one of these two streams, candidates need to first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Express Entry candidates, whose applications get approved by BCPNP, will automatically receive additional 600 points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores. This effectively guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.
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