In its latest draw, held on June 18, 2019, British Columbia invited 270 immigration candidates in its Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC). The invitations were divided into the following categories under the two streams:
- Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-skilled.
- Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker, and International Graduate.
The minimum required Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) scores revealed by BC PNP in the draw, varied from 75 for the Skills Immigration – Entry Level or Semi-Skilled Worker category to 105 for candidates in the EEBC – Skilled Worker category.
The major factors that are taken into consideration by BC PNP used in the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) are work experience and proficiency in English. On being nominated under the BC PNP, express entry candidates receive additional 600 points in their CRS score which fast tracks their arrival to the province.
The government of British Columbia has been looking forward towards a noteworthy boost in the number of immigrants applying through the BC PNP. The province is asking for its allocation to be increased from 5,500 to 9,000. For registration, when a candidate submits the application through SIRS, they are allowed to get register under one of the two categories. The candidate is provided with a score based on the profile submitted and is registered in the selection pool of the respective category. Eventually, the province issues invitations to the most eligible candidates with highest scores.
Listed below are the scores under the stream categories for the ITAs issued:
|Category||Minimum Score Required||No. of ITA Issued|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||105||270|
|EEBC – International Graduate||104|
|SI – Skilled Worker||95|
|SI – International Graduate||100|
|SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||75|