The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program invited 471 candidates
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued a total of 417 invitations through the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills immigration streams. Candidates were invited under the entry-level and semi-skilled subcategory under the Skilled Immigration Section, along with skilled workers and international graduate subcategories.
The minimum required score is varied for applicants between 75 and 94 in all categories. Some businesses were excluded from this draw due to the coronovirus epidemic affecting regional businesses. These 31 businesses BC official website.
BCE conducts draws on a weekly basis through its various PNP categories and streams. Two weeks ago, the province issued 450 provincial nomination invitations to its biggest draw this year.
British Columbia holds a weekly Tech Pilot draw, through which candidates with job offers in 29 eligible occupations are invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Launched in 2017, Tech Pilot aims to help B.C’s technology sector to recruit IT workers to meet current labor market needs.
To be considered eligible under Tech Pilot, candidates are required to be registered in one of the current provincial immigration streams of BC and have a valid job offer of at least 12 months from the occupations eligible for Tech Pilot.
To apply for the skills immigration or express entry BC categories, candidates must first create a profile through the online portal of BC PNP and register under their skill immigration registration system (SIRS).
Applicants are evaluated and issued scores based on factors such as level of education, work experience, proficiency in English and place of employment.
If an applicant is approved, they can use their provincial nomination to apply for permanent residency with Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program.
Express entry candidates who receive a nomination from British Columbia will be given an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and to effectively apply an invitation (ITA) to future Federal Express entry draws Will be guaranteed
Canada held one of its largest express entry draws, inviting 4,500 candidates to apply for permanent residency.