British Columbia has conducted two new draws on November 23, issuing Canada immigration invitations to a total of 357 candidates through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.
Candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination under general and second draw targeting retail and wholesale trade managers and restaurant and food services managers.
In the general draw, 258 candidates were invited from the 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 score requirements between 71 and 97, depending on the program for which they are eligible.
In second draw, 99 candidates invited under SI and EEBC categories and targeted candidates whose occupation falls under NOC 0621 (retail and wholesale trade managers) or NOC 0631 (restaurant and food service managers). The minimum score for this draw 103 points.
This year, British Columbia has issued nearly 11,000 invitations through various BC PNP streams.
If invited candidates receive the provincial nomination, they will automatically get 600 points added to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
The BC PNP aims to attract foreign workers who are in high demand in the province and who wish to become permanent residents of Canada.
Skills Immigration and Express Entry are the two immigration streams in the BC PNP, both of which are divided into sub-categories.
These streams are managed under B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Before you can apply through the SIRS, you must first create an account. After that, you’ll be given a score based on factors like your education, work experience, and language skills
The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream is for candidates who have a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system, which is Canada’s main pathway for skilled individuals seeking permanent residency in the country.
The SI (Skilled Immigration) stream is for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province of British Columbia.
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.
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. If your nomination is successful, you become eligible to apply IRCC for permanent resident status under the Provincial Nominee Class. The nomination is valid for approximately six months from the date of confirmation.
The nomination is valid for approximately six months from the date of confirmation.
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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