The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held its scheduled weekly draws. It resulted in inviting tech workers, healthcare professionals, early childhood educators and skilled worker or international graduates from other targeted occupations to apply for provincial nominations under two separate rounds of invitation draws.
August 10 BC PNP Tech draws nominated over 155 profiles to apply for provincial nominations and eventually qualify for Canada permanent residency.
BC PNP Draws Highlight
August 10 BC PNP draws required the minimum Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score range from 76 for Entry Level and Semi-Skilled workers, to 114 for candidates in the Skilled Worker (EEBC) category.
The Provincial Nominee Program gives interested aspirants to live and work in British Columbia and a path to Canada permanent residency in a few years.
Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility.
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 Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), however, applied only to British Columbia PNP nomination draws.
New tech program
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, and 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.
Other general draws
BC PNP also held occupation-specific draws to target selected profiles under in-demand occupations.
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.
We are running a dedicated program for Engineers to help them immigrate to Canada. Book your free appointment with us to find more targeted immigration programs based on your work or academic profile.