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British Columbia invited over 435 Skilled Workers and Entrepreneurs to apply for provincial nomination in new PNP draws on August 17

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted four immigration draws on August 17, 2021.

More than 435 Skilled Workers and Entrepreneurs under the Skills Immigration (SI) & Express Entry BC (EEBC) Streams, Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category, and Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot category of BC PNP received invitations to apply for provincial nomination in these draws.

Invitation Round Results

Draw Category/Occupations Number of invitations issued Minimum Score
First draw The Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams 363 Between 73 and 91 points
Second Draw Candidates whose occupation falls under NOC 0621 or NOC 0631Under SI and EEBC Streams 64 106
Third Draw The Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category 08 126
Fourth Draw The Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot category 05 129

In first draw, total 363 immigration candidates from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of SI and EEBC streams received invitations. The minimum provincial score requirement for this draw ranged between 73 and 91 points.

In another draw, total 64 ITAs issued to candidates whose occupation falls under NOC 0621 – Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers or NOC 0631 – Restaurant and Food Service Managers with scores of 106.

Another eight invitations issued through the Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category and less than five invitations through the Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot category.

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 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.

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British Columbia invited 90 candidates for provincial nomination in new Tech Pilot Draw on April 20

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 90 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in new Tech Pilot draw on April 20.

The invitations were issued to candidates under the Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories.

Invited candidates under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories of BC PNP needed a minimum provincial score of 80.

Launched in May 2017, the BC PNP Tech Pilot provides a fast-track immigration pathway to qualified foreign tech workers who want to become permanent Canadian residents.

In order to apply through the Tech Pilot, immigration candidates need to have a job offer in one of 29 eligible occupations 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 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 weekly draws conducted by BC PNP.

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

Those candidates, whose applications get approved, received a nomination confirmation that they can then use to submit their Canadian permanent residence application with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The BC PNP has now invited 3,531 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence so far in 2021.

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British Columbia invited 80 immigration candidates for provincial nomination in new Tech Pilot Draw on April 6, 2021

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted its weekly Tech Pilot draw on April 6, 2021.

Total 80 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada permanent residency were issued to immigration candidates under the Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories of BC PNP.

In order to receive an invite in this draw, Tech candidates under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories needed a minimum provincial score of 80.

Launched in May 2017, the BC PNP Tech Pilot provides a fast-track immigration pathway to qualified foreign tech workers and international student who want to become permanent Canadian residents.

In order to apply through the Tech Pilot, immigration candidates need to have a job offer in one of 29 eligible occupations 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 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 weekly draws conducted by BC PNP.

Candidates, who received an invitation in April 6th Draw now have 30 calendar days to submit their complete application for provincial nomination to BC PNP.

British Columbia has now invited around 3,000 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in total 19 draws it conducted through various PNP categories and streams so far in 2021.

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95 Tech candidates received ITAs for a provincial nomination in new British Columbia PNP Draw on March 23

Latest British Columbia PNP Tech draw on March 23 invited 95 Tech candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency.

Invitations were issued to candidates under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

Candidates needed a minimum provincial score of 80 in order to receive an invite in this draw.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot

Launched in May 2017, the BC PNP Tech Pilot provides a fast-track immigration pathway to qualified foreign tech workers who want to become permanent Canadian residents.

In order to apply through the Tech Pilot, immigration candidates need to have a job offer in one of 29 eligible occupations 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 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 weekly draws conducted by BC PNP.

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

Those candidates, whose applications get approved, received a nomination confirmation that they can then use to submit their Canadian permanent residence application with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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British Columbia invited 195 immigration candidates in new PNP draw on January 19

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 195 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in new immigration draw held on January 19.

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 96
International Graduate 96
Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled 80
Express Entry BC Skilled Worker 106
International Graduate 103

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.

BC PNP has now invited total 448 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2021.

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