Published on : April 29, 2021
British Columbia has invited 362 immigration candidates to two Provincial Nominee Program draws that were held on April 27. Today, the invitation rounds saw British Columbia conduct a general draw first and then a second draw that was set to target retail, wholesale trade managers, food service managers, and restaurants.
In the general draw, candidates from the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams of the BC Provincial Nominee Program, also known as BC PNP, received invitations.
A total of 348 candidates were invited for the draw, and the invitations were specifically issued to those from the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of SI and EEBC streams and Skilled Worker. The points that were set as the minimum scores for the draw ranged between 78 and 95 points.
There was also a separate draw for those applicants whose occupation falls under NOC 0631 or NOC 0621, and this resulted in 14 invitations with scores of 113.
Migration Skills Assessment Services' fees will change on July 1, 2021.
The British Columbia PNP aims to attract foreign workers who have a huge demand and wish to settle down and be permanent residents of Canada.
The two immigration streams of BC PNP are Skills Immigration and Express Entry, and both of these are divided into sub-categories. Both of the streams are managed under British Columbia's Skills Immigration Registration System, commonly known as SIRS.
If you wish to apply through the Skills Immigration Registration System, you need to register an account, and then you will be assigned a score. This score is assigned considering various factors such as work experience, language skills, and education.
Candidates who have the highest score are then invited to apply for a provincial nomination and to apply for a PR when BC conducts a draw.
If you have received an invitation, it means you have a month from the date of the invitation to submit the application through the online system of BC PNP.
You will be given a notification of the decision of the province within two to three months after you have submitted to a complete British Columbia PNP application package. If you succeed in your nomination, you successfully become eligible to apply to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada for PR status under the Provincial Nominee Class.
Once the nomination is confirmed, it is valid for six months. You may also receive an additional 600 points under the CRS as a provincial nominee, and this will add to your scores to receive an Invitation to Apply during a federal Express Entry draw.
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