British Columbia Extends 506 Invitations For Canada PR In Two New PNP Draws

British Columbia invites 506 Candidates in new PNP Draw

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) on March 16 issued 506 new invitations to eligible candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams. 


Such candidates belonged to Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of SI and EEBC streams. They are now one step closer to obtain a provincial nomination.  

The nomination is valid for approximately six months from the date of confirmation.

Further, candidates can apply with the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence. Being a permanent residence in Canada is prestigious as it opens up an opportunity to gain citizenship in a developed country. 

March 16 BC PNP Draws Highlights

Two separate draws were issued by BC PNP, one that specifically invited retail and wholesale trade managers (NOC 0621), restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631), and another that invited a mixed pool of candidates. 

The specific occupation draws invited a total of 78 invitations to those with a minimum provincial score requirement was 114. 

The other draw invited the remaining 428 candidates with varying occupations and provincial scores ranging between 81 and 96.

  • Skills Immigration- Skilled worker: 96
  • Skills Immigration- International graduate: 94
  • Skills Immigration- Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 81
  • Express Entry BC- Skilled Worker: 96
  • Express Entry BC- International Graduate: 94

More about BC PNP

British Columbia aims to attract foreign workers who are in high demand in the province and who wish to become permanent residents in Canada.

In order to be considered for BC PNP nomination draws, interested candidates need to register under the province’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Such candidates are assigned a score based on factors such as education, work experience, and language skills. 

BC PNP also extends special nominations to foreign talent having specific tech-related occupations and work experience. A complete list of 29 eligible occupations under the Tech Pilot can be viewed here

Additionally, BC PNP has dedicated Express Entry-linked streams that nominate eligible candidates directly from the federal talent pool. One biggest advantage for such candidates is that they receive an additional 600 points to their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This is enough to guarantee an invitation for permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draws

Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility for upcoming BC PNP draws.

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So far in 2021, British Columbia has invited 2,432 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates. This is to suggest that Canada is keen on fulfilling its immigration commitments of welcoming over 80,000 new immigrants in 2021 through PNP alone. 

Contact CanApprove to get started with your application for immigration to Canada. 

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