387 invited in 2 BC PNP immigration draws

BC PNP immigration draws
  • July 7, 2021

British Columbia invited 387 immigration candidates in two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held on July 6.

The province holds a general draw and a second draw targeting retail and wholesale trade managers as well as restaurant and food service managers.

A total of 342 candidates were invited in the general draw. Invitations were issued to those 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. The minimum scores for that draw ranged between 75 and 92 points.

The separate draw was also conducted under SI and EEBC categories and targeted candidates whose occupation falls under NOC 0621 or NOC 0631. The draw resulted in 45 invitations with scores of 108.

 

About the BC PNP

BC PNP has two immigration streams, Skills Immigration and Express Entry, both of which are divided into sub-categories. These streams are managed under B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). In order to apply through the SIRS, you are first required to register an account. Once this is done, you will be assigned a score based on factors such as education, work experience, and language skills.

The highest-scoring candidates from each sub-category are then invited to apply for a provincial nomination to apply for permanent residency when British Columbia conducts one of its regular draws.

If you received an invitation you will have 30 days from the date of the invitation to submit a complete application through the BC PNP online system.

Once you submit a complete BC PNP application package you will be notified of the province’s decision within approximately two to three months.

The nomination is valid for approximately six months from the date of confirmation.

As a provincial nominee, you may receive an additional 600 points under the CRS and therefore have a score high enough to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) during a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.

If you are not a client and wish to go for an inquiry about Express Entry and PNP programs and to apply for the same, you may contact us at inquiry@winnyimmigration.com or call us at 1800-419-3242.

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