The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited more than 140 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in new immigration draw held on January 10, 2023.
Candidates were invited under the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry-Level & Semi-Skilled sub-categories of Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.
BREAKDOWN OF SUB-CATEGORIES AND THE MINIMUM SCORES REQUIREMENTS
|Draw||Immigration Category||Number of Invitations||Minimum Score|
(includes tech occupations)
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
|Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)||Skilled Worker,
|Healthcare Occupations||Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||17||60|
|Other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213)||Skilled Worker, International Graduate||<5||60|
The Express Entry BC (EEBC) Category allows BCPNP to search Federal Express Entry pool to find qualified international workers or graduates who have the qualifications, education and work experience to fill positions that are in high-demand in the province and invite them to apply for provincial nomination.
The Skills Immigration Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in British Columbia
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 tech 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.
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