British Columbia sent invitations to 488 immigration candidates through four Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held on August 31, 2021.
This draw brings the total number of invitations issued by B.C. in 2021 to 8,089.
Since February, British Columbia has conducted two separate rounds of invitations for its PNP program each month — a general draw and a second draw targeting retail and wholesale retail managers as well as restaurant and foodservice managers.
The general draw invitations were sent to candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). Specifically those from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of SI and EEBC streams.
A total of 467 candidates were invited, with the minimum CRS score ranging from 69 to 90 points.
A second separate draw was also conducted under SI and EEBC categories, targeting candidates whose occupation falls under NOC 0621 or NOC 0631. In this draw 21 invitations were issued with scores of 106.
About BC PNP
The BC PNP is targeted towards foreign workers who are in high demand in the province and who wish to become permanent residents of Canada.
It has two immigration streams — Skills Immigration and Express Entry, which are managed under B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). In order to apply through the SIRS, you are first required to register an account, after which you will be assigned a score based on factors such as education, work experience, and language skills.
The highest-scoring candidates from each sub-category are then invited to apply for a provincial nomination to apply for permanent residency when British Columbia conducts one of its regular draws.
After receiving an invitation, the recipient has 30 days from the date of the invitation to submit a complete application through the BC PNP online system.
After the complete application has been submitted, the candidate is notified of the province’s decision within approximately two to three months. Successful nomination makes the candidate eligible to apply to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent resident status under the Provincial Nominee Class.
The nomination is valid for approximately six months from the date of confirmation.
The candidate may also receive an additional 600 points for provincial nomination under the CRS and therefore have a score high enough to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) during a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
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