British Columbia PNP invites 362 immigration candidates in two draws
British Columbia (B.C.) invited 362 immigration candidates in two (2) Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held on April 27.
The first draw invited 14 candidates from the Skills Immigration and Express Entry B.C. streams with work experience as a retail and wholesale trade manager and a restaurant and food service manager (NOCs 0621 and 0631). Candidates were invited through the Skilled Worker and International Graduates sub-categories.
For the first draw, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (B.C. PNP) required candidates to have a minimum provincial score of 113; unless they were from the Express Entry B.C. International Graduate sub-category, then the candidates would need a minimum provincial score of 114.
The B.C. PNP invited 348 immigration candidates in a second draw to apply for a provincial nomination. Similarly, candidates were invited through the Skills Immigration and Express Entry B.C. streams. Specifically for this draw, candidates were from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories. See below for a breakdown of the minimum provincial scores required for each.
Skills Immigration: Skilled Worker – minimum provincial score of 94.
Skills Immigration: International Graduate – minimum provincial score of 95.
Skills Immigration: Entry Level and Semi-Skilled – minimum provincial score of 78.
Express Entry B.C.: Skilled Worker – minimum provincial score of 94.
Express Entry B.C.: International Graduate – minimum provincial score of 95.
B.C. has now issued 3,893 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for a provincial nomination through its PNP so far in 2021.
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.
Candidates who received invitations now have thirty (30) days from the date of the ITA to submit a complete application through the B.C. PNP online system.