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British Columbia PNP invited 175 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted four unique immigration draws on March 14, 2022.

A total of 175 immigration candidates under different streams of BC PNP’s Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in these invitation rounds.

Details of invitations rounds

The province conducted a BC Tech draw followed by three draws for candidates in targeted occupations – childhood educators, healthcare professionals and health care assistants.

Immigration Stream Number of Invitations Minimum Score Description
Skilled Worker, International Graduate 123 85 Targeted draw: Tech Candidates
Skilled Worker, International Graduate 27 85 Targeted draw:

Early childhood educators (NOC 4214)

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 21 85 Targeted draw:

Healthcare Occupations

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled <5 63 Targeted draw:

Health care assistants (NOC 3413)

In first BC Tech draw, a total of 123 tech candidates from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories received invitations. They needed a minimum provincial score of 85.

The province also conducted three immigration draws for candidates in targeted occupations. A total of 27 invitations went to Early Childhood Educators and 21 to Healthcare Professionals. In both of these draws, candidates were required to have a minimum provincial score of 85 to receive an invite.

Moreover, a separate draw was conducted for Health Care Assistants. Less than five invitations were issued to these candidates through the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-category. The minimum provincial score requirement for this draw was 63.

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British Columbia invited 204 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR on March 8, 2022

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

191

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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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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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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140 Tech candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination from British Columbia PNP

BC PNP Tech Draw: February 15

140 Tech candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination from British Columbia PNP

British Columbia invited 140 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in new BC PNP tech draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) on February 15, 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 receive an invitation in this draw, candidates were required to have work experience in one of 29 eligible tech occupations. They were also required to have a valid full-time job offer of at least 12 months from an eligible employer in the province.

BC PNP Tech is a popular immigration stream under the BC PNP, which 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.

Launched in May 2017 as a pilot project, the BC PNP made it a permanent program in May 2021 because of the project’s tremendous success.

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. 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 tech occupations that can qualify under this stream include Computer engineers, Civil engineers, Information systems analysts and consultants, Software engineers and designers, Web designers and developers, Computer network technicians, Authors and writers, Graphic designers and illustrators, Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade, among others.

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 draws.

Invited candidates now have 30 calendar days to submit their complete application for provincial nomination to the BC PNP.

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