British Columbia invited 198 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian PR in two PNP draws conducted on February 8, 2022
British Columbia PNP issued a total of 198 invitations to apply for provincial nomination to qualified registrants in Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories in two new immigration draws held on February 8, 2022.
Distribution of Invitations
In first draw, a total of 188 immigration candidates with minimum provincial scores between 77- 120 received invitations to apply (ITAs) for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency.
|Immigration Categories||Sub-Streams||Minimum Score||Total invitations issued|
|The Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams||SI – Skilled Worker||110||188|
|SI – International Graduate||96|
|SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||77|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||120|
|EEBC – International Graduate||106|
While in second separate draw, total 10 invitations were issued to Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers and Restaurant and Food Service Managers with minimum provincial scores of 120.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
Created in 2001, BC PNP allows the province of B.C. to select and nominate qualified prospective economic immigrants for permanent residence status in Canada. Upon receiving a nomination from BC PNP, successful candidates can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for Canada PR Visa for themselves and their eligible family members.
The BC PNP has two immigration categories for the skilled workers – Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI).
The EEBC stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified immigration candidates from the Federal Express Entry pool.
The Skills Immigration (SI) Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers with the skills, experience, and qualifications needed by employers in British Columbia.
BC PNP uses an online, points-based expression of interest (EOI) system to manage application intake. Applicants need to first register an EOI profile that establishes a point score based on various factors – level of education, work experience, language skills, occupation, job location, salary being offered to them by a B.C. employer, among others.
The BC PNP then periodically issues invitations to apply for provincial nomination to the highest scoring candidates.
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