Latest British Columbia PNP Invites 256 Immigration Candidates to apply for Canada PR

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Just a day before the historic Express Entry draws, the provincial authorities of British Columbia issued invitations to 256 eligible immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for a Canadian permanent residence at a later date.

December 8 draws invited candidates registered in the Skilled Workers and International Graduates categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC  (EEBC) streams.
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Any foreign skilled worker who has a registered profile in the federal Express Entry pool and has given their expression of interest to get nominated by British Columbia can qualify under the EEBC stream. 

 The federal Express Entry pool manages a database of eligible candidates qualifying for three economic immigration programs – the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class. Further, each profile is ranked against each other based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which takes into account the core human capital – age, education, work experience & language proficiency in English or French. 

While Express Entry is earmarked for highly skilled foreign workers who have post-graduation degrees or more work experience, those with a college diploma or less work experience can be eligible for a provincial nomination under the SI category. 

Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) – BC PNP

It is mandatory to register oneself under the province’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) for any candidate willing to receive a provincial nomination from British Columbia. 

Under the SIRS, the applicants’ profiles are evaluated and issued a score based on their level of education, work experience, proficiency in English, and location of employment. The maximum scoring is done out of 200 points. 

December 8 BC PNP draw issued provincial nominations for Canada PR for the following category of candidates with the qualifying provincial score: 

  • SI – Skilled Worker: 95
  • SI – International Graduate: 95
  • SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 77
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker: 97
  • EEBC – International Graduate: 97

All the invited candidates under EEBC can now apply with the Immigrations, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to be nominated in the subsequent Express Entry draws. Their nomination is certain as enter the nomination pool with an additional 600 points added to their previous Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.


Contact our expert immigration consultants to register your online profile in the Express Entry & SIRS. 

Entrpreneur Immigration – BC PNP

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. Under the base Entrepreneur Immigration program, foreigners can manage an existing business in British Columbia. 

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

Why Canada PNP is the best alternative for Canada PR?

According to the latest Immigration Levels Plan 2021-23, Canada is looking forward to admitting over 80,000 new permanent residents annually through various Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). These PNPs are operated under 80 immigration streams including economic-immigration, family immigration, entrepreneur immigration spread across 11 Canadian provinces and territories. 

Over the years of evolution of Canadian Immigration accomodating more immigrants to support the country’s economy and society, the following trends are evident showing Canada PNP to be the best alternative to apply for permanent residence: 

  • Bilingual candidates are given preference: The Canadian province of Saskatchewan introduced a new change that came into effect on November 24, 2020. Under the new change, those immigration candidates who are proficient in both English and French will now receive additional provincial points. 

Eligible candidates under the International Skilled Worker-Express Entry category would receive an additional 10 points, depending on the language proficiency of the candidate. 

This is in line with the federal government’s aim to increase the French-speaking population outside Quebec to 4.4% of the total population.
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  • Preference for Express Entry profiles: PNPs run by provinces like British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Nova Scotia have regularly made use of the federal pool in fulfilling their labor demands. 
  • Business Immigration: Entrepreneur/Investor friendly programs from Ontario, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island actively nominated eligible foreign entrepreneurs to settle in Canada. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the reset button, Canada is in need of more new foreign entrepreneurs to invest & settle in Canada permanentely. 

CanApprove has been in the immigration services industry for over two decades. We have never seen such a rise in immigration demands in Canada. The trends are only to suggest that Canada is offering a stable environment for international students, foreign skilled workers, foreign entrepreneurs & their family to settle permanently. Contact us to know your options and determine your eligibility. 

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