British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held largest immigration draw of 2020 so far on September 29.
Total 450 permanent residence invitations were issued to Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates in both the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) streams.
The minimum score requirements in this draw ranged between 75 and 94 points based on the immigration stream:
- SI – Skilled Worker: 93
- SI – International Graduate: 94
- SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 75
- EEBC – Skilled Worker: 93
- EEBC – International Graduate: 94
The Express Entry BC (EEBC) Category allows BCPNP to search & invite qualified candidates with a valid profile in the Federal Express Entry system – the most popular pathway for skilled immigrants to obtain Canadian permanent residence.
The Skills Immigration Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province.
In order to receive an invitation for provincial nomination through the EEBC, candidates need to be registered under both the federal Express Entry system and B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) whereas Skills Immigration candidates only have to be registered with the SIRS.
All invited candidates under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry categories had an indeterminate, full-time job offer with an employer in B.C.
Candidates invited under the EEBC: Skilled Worker and EEBC: International Graduate categories will automatically receive an additional 600 CRS points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores, if their applications get approved by BCPNP. This effectively guaranties them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.
British Columbia has held total 7 draws in the month of September through its various PNP categories and streams and invited over 1,430 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
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