The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited more than 280 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in new immigration draw held on January 31, 2023.
This was a targeted draw at Tech and Healthcare profiles, with most of the invitations 243, sent to 35 Tech occupations or NOC codes. Rest went to healthcare and childcare occupations.
BREAKDOWN OF SUB-CATEGORIES AND THE MINIMUM SCORES REQUIREMENTS
|Number of Invitations||Category||Minimum Score||Description|
|243||Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)||85||Tech Occupations|
|18||Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)||60||Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)|
|18||Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)||60||Targeted draw: Healthcare|
|<5||Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)||60||(NOCs 31103, 32104)|
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 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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