100 Candidates got invited through BC PNP draw

BC PNP draw
  • October 22, 2020

On October 20, 2020’s draw British Columbia (BC) invited skilled workers, and entrepreneurs to apply for a provincial nomination. BC invited nearly 100 immigration candidates for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence application.

The  British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) draw has continued to exclude occupations i.e. tourism, hospitality, retail and personal services to be protected against widespread unemployment in the sectors since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this latest draw, Invitations were sent to Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates in the Express Entry  BC (EEBC) as well as those in Entrepreneur streams.

Here EEBC category is for those who have a valid profile in the federal government’s Express Entry system and that is Canada’s main door of entry to skilled immigrants who have planned to obtain Canadian permanent residence.

The minimum score requirement for the candidature across all categories was 80. Additionally, 20 invitations were sent to BC’s Entrepreneur Immigration program from which 15 were issued under the Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category, and 5 under the Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot.

From such categories, candidates need a minimum score of 122 under the Base Category and 109 under the regional pilot.

Basically the Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category was defined to highlight the interest of immigration candidates from which entrepreneurs who are experienced and wish to start a business or take over an existing one in B.C can apply under this category. The aim of the regional pilot program is to attract entrepreneurs to open businesses in regions of the province for economic development.

To get eligible under the EEBC program, candidates are required to be registered under both the federal  Express Entry system and B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Express Entry (EE) is a federal government’s application management system that gives points to EE candidates considering human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language proficiency in English or French.

An EE candidate having a provincial nomination gets an additional 600 points in their  Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)  score table.

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