British Columbia PNP invites 373 candidates in two draws
British Columbia (B.C.) invited a total of 373 immigration candidates in two (2) Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws on June 8.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (B.C. PNP) invited candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry B.C. (EEBC) streams in the general draw.
Specifically, the general draw invited 323 candidates from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of SI and EEBC. See below for a breakdown of the first draw.
SI: Skilled Worker – minimum provincial score of 93.
SI: International Graduate – minimum provincial score of 88.
SI: Entry Level and Semi-Skilled – minimum provincial score of 76.
EEBC: Skilled Worker – minimum provincial score of 93.
EEBC: International Graduate – minimum provincial score of 88.
The second draw invited 50 candidates with minimum provincial scores of 110. These candidates have work experience under NOC 0621 or NOC 0631.
B.C. has issued 5,249 invitations so far through various PNP streams in 2021.
The B.C. PNP has been conducting two (2) separate rounds of invitations since February 2021. There is always a general draw and a draw that targets retail and wholesale trade managers and restaurant and foodservice managers.
The B.C. PNP aims to attract foreign workers who are in high demand in the province and who wish to become Canada permanent residents.
The Skills Immigration and Express Entry B.C. streams are managed under B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). To apply, candidates must register an account on SIRS. Then candidates will be given a score based on various human capital factors such as work experience, education level, and language skills.
The highest-scoring candidates from each sub-category are then invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Candidates have thirty (30) days from the date of the invitation to submit a complete application through the B.C. PNP online system.