B.C. PNP holds two draws inviting 387 immigration candidates
British Columbia (B.C.) invited a total of 387 immigration candidates in two (2) separate draws on July 6.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (B.C. PNP) invited candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry B.C. (EEBC) streams in both draws.
The first draw was a general draw inviting 342 immigration candidates. See below for a breakdown of the categories and minimum score requirements for this draw.
SI – Skilled Worker: minimum provincial score of 92.
SI – International Graduate: minimum provincial score of 83.
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: minimum provincial score of 75.
EEBC – Skilled Worker: minimum provincial score of 91.
EEBC – International Graduate: minimum provincial score of 82.
The second draw invited 45 immigration candidates with work experience in National Occupational Codes (NOCs) 0621 and 0631. Invited candidates were required to meet the minimum provincial score of 108, regardless of the category they were from. In this draw, candidates were from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate sub-categories of the SI and EEBC.
So far in 2021, the B.C. PNP has invited 6,169 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
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.
Those who are interested in immigrating to B.C. must first register an account through the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Once registered candidates will be given a score based on various factors such as education, work experience, and language ability.
The highest-scoring candidates are then invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Once candidates receive a nomination, they have thirty (30) days from the date of the invitation to submit a complete application through the B.C. PNP online system (SIRS).