British Columbia holds third largest PNP draw of 2021

British Columbia PNP Draw
  • April 15, 2021

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) issued invitations to apply to qualified candidates in four PNP draws on April 14. BC PNP invited total 452 candidates to apply for provincial nomination.

The invitations were issued to candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

The candidates who received invitations were from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of SI and EEBC streams.

The minimum scores for the largest draw ranged between 79 and 95 points. A total of 420 immigration candidates were invited in that draw.

Out of the invited candidates, 21 candidates were invited separately under the NOC Code 0621 and 0631 only that have score of at least 113 points.

The province also issued 11 invitations through Entrepreneur Immigration streams.

The province has now held 23 invitation rounds through its PNP, bringing the total number of invitations issued to date to 3,441 in 2021.

The EEBC stream is for the candidates with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system which is Canada’s main pathway for skilled individuals who wish to move to Canada on permanent residence.

The SI (Skilled Immigration) stream is for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province of B.C.

The province periodically invites the highest scoring applicants in each category to apply under BCPNP. Then successful applicants are nominated to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence.

British Columbia has been regularly holding the PNP draw aligned with Express Entry along with the Tech Pilot draw of the province itself. The candidates under the Tech Pilot require the job offer from one of the eligible occupations.

In the Skilled Immigration and EE aligned draws and other PNP draws, the candidates are awarded additional 600 CRS points if they receive the successful nomination. That ensures the ITA from federal Express Entry program.

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