British Columbia, one of the unique Canadian provinces seems to be extremely active in filling the labour market shortages of the province. In its draw held on the 12th of February, a huge 309 Invitations to apply to candidates were issued under various categories of the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Candidates.
Candidates to whom the invitations were issued were the Skills Immigration, Express Entry British Columbia Streams, Entry Level candidates in the Skills Immigration Streams and Semi-Skilled Category.
Candidates who have a profile in the Canadian Express Entry System are welcomed by the Express Entry British Columbian Streams. The Federal Express Entry Stream is responsible for managing immigrants under Canada’s three most important economic immigration programs namely the Federal Skilled Trades Program, the Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Canadian Experience Class Program.
Candidates who have received a provincial nomination from British Columbia will be receiving 600 additional CRS points. CRS scores are considered as an important factor which decides whether an individual will be immigrating to Canada or not. The higher an individual’s CRS Score is, the better are his/her chances to obtain a Canadian PR.
Though it should be noted that an individual who is under the Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, and International Graduate Categories should complete a profile under BC Provincial Nominee Program’s Online System and should register with the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System.
All individuals belonging to the Skills Immigration and Express Entry Stream are required to have a full-time job offer from a British Columbian employer. Below listed are the details for each category’s minimum score held on the Feb 12th draw:
- Express Entry British Columbia Skilled Worker – 85
- Express Entry British Columbia International Graduate – 94
- Skills Immigration Skilled Worker – 85
- Skills Immigration International Graduate – 94
- Skills Immigration Entry Level and Semi-Skilled – 67
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