The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held its scheduled weekly draws. It resulted in inviting tech workers, healthcare professionals, and early childhood educators to apply for provincial nominations under two separate rounds of invitation draws.
October 4 provincial tech draws nominated over 184 profiles with tech occupations to apply for provincial nominations and eventually qualify for Canada permanent residency.
The invitations were issued to candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduates categories and included Express Entry candidates.
All the invited candidates had minimum qualifying SIRS scores between 82 and 120.
BC PNP also held occupation-specific draws to target selected profiles under in-demand occupations.
Another occupation-specific provincial draw invites about 45 more candidates:
- 2 early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) with scores of at least 60 points; and
- 13 Healthcare workers from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) with scores of at least 60 points
- Healthcare assistants from the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category with minimum scores of 60 and;
- Other priority occupations with minimum scores of 60
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Qualify for Upcoming BC PNP Draws
Interested candidates must register with SIRS and have their profiles assessed and evaluated based on age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and others.
SIRS is similar to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), however, applied only to British Columbia PNP nomination draws.
Generally, the Provincial Nominee Program requires eligible candidates to have work experience and a valid job offer. BC PNP Tech program requires immigration candidates to have work experience in one of 29 eligible occupations.
Some in-demand tech occupations include:
- Web designers & developers,
- Graphic designers, illustrators,
- Software engineers and designers,
- Civil Engineers,
- Mechanical Engineers,
- Chemical Engineers,
- Software Engineers,
- Tech Managers,
- Media technicians,
- Writers/Editors etc.
Invited candidates will need to submit a complete application within the next 30 days. The province processes most tech applications within two to three months.
BC PNP to pause draws from October 12 and November 16
Last week, CanApprove reported that BC PNP is aligning its intake with the new National Occupation Classification (NOC) that will come into force on November 16.
Until then, BC PNP will pause nomination draws between October 12 and November 16, 2022. The new intakes classified under the new NOC will categorize immigration applicants based on their transferable work skills and abilities rather than their occupational experience.
Canada Permanent Residency via Provincial Nominee Program
Canada is expecting to admit over 800,000 new immigrants over the next three years through economic-class programs like Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs, or the Quebec programs.
Since the launch of Express Entry in 2015, all the Provincial Nominee Programs have had at least one dedicated stream that selects eligible candidates directly from the federal pool.
A successful provincial nomination will guarantee an invitation to apply for Canada permanent residency in subsequent federal nomination draws. It is because 600 points get added to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score linked to your Express Entry profile.
CanApprove recommends you enter the Express Entry pool as early as possible to increase your chances of qualifying for Canada permanent residency in near future. The profile is valid for upto two years.
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