The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 427 Invitation to Apply for a provincial nomination certificate to candidates under Skilled Immigration, Express Entry, and Entrepreneur Immigration streams in the draw that took place on September 19, 2018. Candidates obtain 600 additional points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) who obtain invitation under British Columbia’s Express Entry-aligned streams, such as the EEBC – Skilled Worker and EEBC – International graduate streams, if their application is approved for the provincial nomination. Skilled Immigration candidates who received nomination from the province will have their application for PR processed outside the Express Entry system. Generally, candidates applying to the categories managed under the BC PNP require an indeterminate, full-time job offer from an employer in the province. However, candidates applying under BC PNP Tech Pilot with job offers in one of the 29 occupations are required to have a job offer that lasts for at least one year (365 days).
On September 12, 2018, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program issued 32 invitations to apply to qualified skills immigration and express entry candidates with job offers in 29 key technology related occupations. On the approval of a candidate’s provincial nomination application, the candidate receives an additional 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The candidates who receive approval by British Columbia will get the Canadian permanent residency applications processed by the IRCC (immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada). The candidate and the employer, both have to meet all the BC PNP pilot requirements at the time of registration.