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British Columbia Invites 358 Candidates In New PNP Draw

Candidates were invited from 3 Skills Immigration sub-categories and 2 Express Entry BC sub-categories of British Columbia PNP.

In its weekly draw held on November 10, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited a total of 358 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence through its Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams.

Candidates were invited under the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories. And the minimum score required by the immigration candidates for receiving the invitations was as follows:

·         Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker: 93 points

·         Skills Immigration – International Graduate: 94 points

·         Skills Immigration – Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled: 75 points

·         Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker: 92 points

·         Express Entry BC – International Graduate: 93 points

BC PNP left some occupations out of this draw due to the coronavirus pandemic affecting regional businesses. The following NOCs were excluded: 0621, 0631, 0632, 0651, 3236, 6211, 6311, 6313, 6321, 6322, 6341, 6421, 6511, 6512, 6513, 6521, 6522, 6523, 6524, 6525, 6531, 6532, 6533, 6562, 6564, 6611, 6621, 6711, 6721, 6722, 6731.

British Columbia periodically invites the highest scoring immigration candidates in each category to apply to the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). It then nominates successful applicants to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence.

In order to apply for a provincial nomination under the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories of BC PNP, candidates are required to create a profile through its online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Candidates are evaluated and provided with a score on the basis of factors such as level of education, work experience, proficiency in English, and location of employment.

Successful Express Entry candidates who are issued a provincial nomination from British Columbia, receive an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, and thereby are effectively guaranteed an Invitation To Apply (ITA) in a future federal Express Entry draw.



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