BC Invites 444 Immigration Candidates in 2 PNP Draws

Published on : March 7, 2021

Key Highlights:

  • Overview
  • Invitation Streams
  • Eligible Candidates
  • British Columbia PNP

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) recently invited a total of 444 immigration candidates in two draws to apply for a provincial nomination. 

The draws held on March 2, 2021, included the 31 occupations that had previously been excluded due to the Covi-19 pandemic.

Invitation Streams

The invitations issued in the two draws on March 2, 2021, were for candidates from two streams of BC PNP; Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skilled Immigration (SI).

The invited candidates were from International Graduate, Skilled Worker, Entry Level & Semi-Skilled subcategories under these streams.

Eligible Candidates

The candidates invited in the General BC Draw had to score between 83 and 97 points. This draw invited a total of 418 candidates.

A smaller special draw targeted the NOC codes 0621 (retail & wholesale trade managers) and 0631 (restaurant and foodservice managers). This draw invited 26 candidates.

General BC Draw

Category

Minimum Score

Invitations Issued

SI – Skilled Worker

97

Total: 418

SI – International Graduate

94

SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

83

EEBC – Skilled Worker

97

EEBC – International Graduate

94

 

BC Draw Targeting NOC Codes 0621 & 0631

Category

Minimum Score

Invitations Issued

SI – Skilled Worker

118

Total: 26

SI – International Graduate

118

EEBC – Skilled Worker

118

EEBC – International Graduate

118

 

British Columbia PNP

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program is a pathway for highly-skilled workers who match the occupations that are currently in-demand in BC and who wish to live and work in the province.

The candidates who are awarded an ITA under PNP have 30 days to submit their application online. After this, the province notifies the candidate of their decision. 

If the candidate’s nomination is successful, they are eligible to apply to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residency.

 

Topics: Migrate, Canada

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