British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held another invitation round on August 7. A total of 437 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence were issued to immigration candidates.
Invitations went to candidates under the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level & Semi-Skilled Worker sub-categories of Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration streams of BCPNP.
Subcategories of the streams included in this draw and their respective scores
In order to receive an invite in this draw, candidates were required to have minimum provincial scores between 76 and 98 points based on their sub-category.
|Stream||Subcategories||Minimum provincial score requirement|
|1. Express Entry BC||Skilled Worker||97|
|2. Skills Immigration||Skilled Worker||97|
|Entry-Level and Semi-skilled||76|
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.
Invited Express Entry BC candidates, whose applications get approved by BCPNP will automatically receive an additional 600 CRS points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores. This effectively guaranties them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.
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