BC PNP Draw Issues 360 Nominations For Canada PR

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British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held its usual weekly draw on November 25. The results of the same were encouraging as 360 foreign skilled workers received an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR. 

All the invited candidates belonged to its Express Entry (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) streams. 


Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration Streams

EEBC is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. It enables the province to nominate eligible candidates from the federal Express Entry pool, thereby significantly reducing application processing times. 

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SI program is composed of a number of categories including Skilled Worker, Healthcare Professions, International Graduate, each with their own unique eligibility requirements.

For any candidate to receive a provincial nomination from British Columbia, registration under the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) is mandatory. 

SIRS is a provincial database of interested people willing to migrate to British Columbia for permanent residence in Canada. All the applicants’ profiles are evaluated and ranked based on the level of education, work experience, proficiency in English, and location of employment. The evaluation is scored out of 200 points. 


November 25 issued nominations under the following subcategories: 

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories. 

Below tabulated is the qualifying score required for receiving an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination.

Minimum Required Score – October 27 BC PNP draws
Skills Immigration: Skilled Worker 93 points
Skills Immigration: International Graduate 94 points
Skills Immigration Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled 75 points
Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker 92 points
Express Entry BC: International Graduate 93 points


On receiving a successful provincial nomination, one can apply for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship (IRCC) under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Applying under the Express Entry-linked PNP stream is the fastest way to get permanent residence in Canada as an additional 600 points get added to candidates’ Express Entry profile.


B.C. Tech Pilot 

Since 2017, BC PNP has been attracting foreign talent to meet the workforce demands of its growing BC’s tech sector. The pilot nominates skilled workers for 29 occupations. Candidates need to have a valid job offer in one of 29 eligible occupations to qualify for B.C. Tech Pilot. Click here to know all the 29 eligible occupations and their NOC code. 

The Tech pilot is open until June 2021 and may extend beyond. 


B.C. Entrepreneur Regional Pilot

Any entrepreneur who is willing to migrate to Canada and start a new business is welcomed with open arms to British Columbia. It’s newly launched BC Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot offers easy immigration and valid eligibility for permanent residency in less than 5 years. 

Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility for any of 100+ economic and family class immigration programs in Canada. 


How is Canada PNP the Best Alternate Pathway for Canada PR? 

With the announcement of Canada’s historic Immigration Levels Plans for 2021-23, Canada PNP will see a boost in its annual targets to invite more eligible candidates. 

Upto 60% of new migrants will come under economic-class programs – Federal programs for Skilled Workers, Business, Caregivers, and Provincial Nominee Programs. 

Connect with our expert advisor and get to know more details. 

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The success of Canada PNP in welcoming more immigrants in 2019 was highlighted in the Annual Report on Immigration submitted to the Canadian Parliament last month. Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia as it attracted a good number of immigrants to apply for provincial nominations through PNP. As per the conventions, a provincial nomination is a guaranteed ticket to obtain permanent residence in Canada.

The same is expected to follow despite the coronavirus scare on immigration trends. In fact, to support our argument here is another report by WES noting the rise in interest for Canada Immigration post-pandemic. 

The public confidence in welcoming more immigrants in Canada is at an all-time high. Multiple global surveys, immigration opinion polls reaffirm the fact: Canada is ranked No.1 in the best immigration destination with Australia in fourth place and the United States in sixth place.  

CanApprove has not just been a trusted immigration partner for over two decades. We are officially registered with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) to conduct professional immigration services. 

Kick-start your immigration plans by booking your free consultation with us today! 

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