British Columbia PNP invites 374 immigration candidates in two draws
British Columbia (B.C.) invited 374 candidates in two (2) separate Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held on March 30.
Invited candidates were from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry B.C. (EEBC) streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (B.C. PNP).
The first draw invited 330 immigration candidates from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of the SI and EEBC streams. See below for a breakdown of the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores for each sub-category.
SI: Skilled Worker – candidates needed a minimum CRS score of 96.
SI: International Graduate – candidates needed a minimum CRS score of 94.
SI: Entry Level and Semi-Skilled – candidates needed a minimum CRS score of 81.
EEBC: Skilled Worker – candidates needed a minimum CRS score of 96.
EEBC: International Graduate – candidates needed a minimum CRS score of 94.
The second draw issued 44 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to immigration candidates in the National Occupational Codes (NOCs) 0621 and 0631. NOC 0621 is for retail and wholesale trade managers. NOC 0631 is for restaurant and food service managers.
Invited candidates were from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate sub-categories of the SI and EEBC streams. Candidates needed to meet the minimum CRS score of 113.
So far in 2021, B.C. has held 18 invitation rounds inviting a total of 2,909.
The B.C. PNP aims to attract foreign workers who are in high demand in the province and who wish to become permanent residents of Canada.
The SI and EEBC streams are managed under B.C.’s Skilled Immigration Registration System (SIRS). To apply through SIRS, candidates need to register an account. Following, candidates will be assigned a score based on factors such as education level, work experience, and language skills. The highest scoring candidates from each sub-category are then invited to apply for a provincial nomination.