British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) released details of its weekly draw held on June 7, 2022.
More than 141 applicants received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency (PR) under 3 different categories from Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories of BC PNP.
Distribution of invitations
|Draw||Immigration Category||Number of Invitations||Minimum Score|
|Tech Draw||Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)||125||85|
|Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)||Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)||16||60|
|Healthcare Occupations||Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)||<5||60|
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a fast-track pathway for high-demand skilled foreign workers to gain permanent residency and immigrate directly to British Columbia.
The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified candidates with a valid profile in the Federal Express Entry system. 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 to apply for a provincial nomination under one of those two streams, candidates need to first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Express Entry candidates, whose applications get approved by BCPNP, will automatically receive additional 600 points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores. This effectively guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.
British Columbia conducts one of the most frequent and regular PNP draws in Canada through its various BC PNP categories and streams.
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