British Columbia Releases Latest PNP Draw Results!

British Columbia invites 320 candidates under Express Entry and Skilled Immigration categories

The Canadian province of British Columbia (B.C.) released the results of the latest nomination round held July 14. The province issued 320 invitations to Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skilled Immigration (SI) candidates with minimum required provincial points ranging between 76 and 98. 

The federal Express Entry system is used to manage the applications for permanent residence in Canada. Their eligibility depends on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. A CRS score is based on factors like age, education, work experience, and proficiency in English or French. 

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Various Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) including BC PNP has a dedicated stream linked to the Express Entry system. It assists the province in nominating eligible candidates according to the labour demand in the province. Getting a provincial nomination effectively qualifies the candidate to apply for permanent residence in Canada.   

The Skilled Immigration categories under BC PNP include Skilled Worker Category, Health Care Professional Category, International Graduate Category, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category. 

The minimum scores required for candidates to qualify in the July 14 draw were as follows:

  • Skilled Immigration – Skilled Worker: 98
  • Skilled Immigration – International Graduate: 98
  • Skilled Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 76
  • Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker: 98
  • Express Entry BC – International Graduate: 98

Express Entry candidates are usually ranked based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. But for the consideration under EEBC, candidates are issued points according to the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).  

How to get nominated from British Columbia PNP?

Candidates having their profiles registered in the federal Express Entry system are also required to register in SIRS. Whereas to qualify for Skilled Immigration category under BC PNP, candidates must only be registered in the SIRS.

SIRS is a points-based system designed for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). It helps the province prioritize those candidates who demonstrate their skills to support the province’s economy. A candidate is scored out of a maximum 200 points and it is based on Economic Factors (120 points) and Human Capital factors (80 points) 

Additionally, BC PNP offers provincial nominations to such international investors/entrepreneurs who wish to actively participate in the British Columbian economy. The British Columbian Entrepreneur Stream is an ideal immigration pathway to obtain a permanent residence in Canada. 

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