The Canadian province of British Columbia invited a total of 243 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in two immigration draws held on December 21, 2021.
Invitations were issued to candidates under the Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).
Distribution of invitations
In first draw, total 194 immigration candidates from SI and EEBC streams of BC PNP received invitations. The Minimum Score requirement for Express Entry – Skilled Worker candidates in this draw was 106.
|Immigration Categories||Total invitations issued||Sub-Streams||Minimum Score|
|The Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams||194||SI – Skilled Worker||100|
|SI – International Graduate||88|
|SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||74|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||106|
|EEBC – International Graduate||92|
BC PNP also conducted a second separate draw targeting two in-demand occupations – Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers (NOC 0621) and Restaurant and Food Service Managers (NOC 0631). A total of 49 invitations were issued to these candidates with minimum provincial score requirement of 106.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a fast-track pathway for high-demand skilled foreign workers to get a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency and immigrate to British Columbia, Canada.
The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified immigration candidates from the Federal Express Entry who have the qualifications, education and work experience.
The Skills Immigration (SI) Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in British Columbia.
The province has now invited nearly 12,000 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination through various BC PNP streams so far this year.
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