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British Columbia invited 168 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in its first immigration draw of 2021

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted its first immigration draw of 2021 on January 5.

Total 168 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in this invitation round.

The invitations were issued through the five sub-categories of the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.

Breakdown of the sub-categories and the minimum scores required in order to receive an invitation in this draw

Stream Minimum Score Requirement
Skills Immigration: Skilled Worker 95
Skills Immigration: International Graduate 95
Skills Immigration Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled 77
Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker 99
Express Entry BC: International Graduate 99

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified candidates who have the qualifications, education and work experience with a valid profile in the Federal Express Entry system whereas the Skills Immigration Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in British Columbia.

In order to receive an invitation for provincial nomination under one of those 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).

Invited Express Entry BC candidates, whose applications get approved by BCPNP will automatically receive an additional 600 CRS points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores. This effectively guaranties them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.

British Columbia holds regular immigration draws through its various BC PNP categories and streams.

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British Columbia invited 58 Tech candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence on December 29

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted new Tech Pilot draw on December 29.

This draw invited 58 immigration candidates with a valid job offer in one of the Tech Pilot’s 29 eligible occupations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

The invitations were issued to candidates under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories of Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories.

Selected candidates were required to have a minimum provincial score of 80 points in order to receive an invite in this draw.

Launched in 2017, the BC PNP Tech Pilot offers a fast-track immigration pathway to Canadian permanent residence for in-demand foreign tech workers and international students.

In order to apply through the Tech Pilot, immigration candidates are required to have a job offer in the province that must be at least one year (365 days) in duration in one of the pilot’s in-demand occupations. The job offer must have at least 120 days remaining at the time of submitting the application.

To apply for the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories, eligible candidates need to first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). This is a points-based system that ranks candidates a score based on various factors such as education, work experience, proficiency in English and the job offer they have received.

The BC PNP will then invites highest-scoring candidates in each Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC category candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through regular weekly draws.

Express Entry Candidates will automatically receive an additional 600 CRS points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores, if their applications get approved by BCPNP. This effectively guaranties them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.

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British Columbia invited 230 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on December 22

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 230 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in new immigration draw held on December 22.

Candidates were invited under the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry-Level & Semi-Skilled sub-categories of Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.

BREAKDOWN OF SUB-CATEGORIES AND THE MINIMUM SCORES REQUIREMENTS

Stream Sub-Category Minimum Scores Requirements
Skills Immigration Skilled Worker 95
International Graduate 95
Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled 77
Express Entry BC Skilled Worker 99
International Graduate 99

 The Express Entry BC (EEBC) Category allows BCPNP to search Federal Express Entry pool to find qualified international workers or graduates who have the qualifications, education and work experience to fill positions that are in high-demand in the province and invite them to apply for provincial nomination.

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

In order to receive an invitation for provincial nomination through the EEBC, candidates need to be registered under both the federal Express Entry system and B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) whereas Skills Immigration candidates only have to be registered with the SIRS.

All invited candidates under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry categories had an indeterminate, full-time job offer with an employer in B.C.

Candidates invited under the EEBC: Skilled Worker and EEBC: International Graduate categories will automatically receive an additional 600 CRS points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores, if their applications get approved by BCPNP.

This effectively guaranties them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.

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British Columbia invited 92 foreign tech workers and international students to apply for a provincial nomination

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 92 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent residency in new Tech Pilot draw that took place on December 15.

Invitations were issued to foreign tech workers and international students through the following four immigration sub-categories of the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) streams:

  • SI – Skilled Worker
  • SI – International Graduate
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker
  • EEBC – International Graduate

Candidates selected in this draw across all categories needed a minimum provincial score of 80.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot Program offers a fast-track pathway to permanent residence for certain foreign tech workers who have job offers in one of 29 eligible occupations in British Columbia. 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 invite candidates who fulfill the minimum score requirements to apply for a provincial nomination through regular weekly draws.

Invited Express Entry BC candidates, whose applications get approved by BCPNP will automatically receive an additional 600 CRS points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores. This effectively guaranties them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.

The BCPNP has conducted total 27 tech-Pilot draws so far in 2020. Apart from tech-only draws, the province has also conducted invitation rounds for foreign workers and graduates in non-tech occupations every two weeks.

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