British Columbia Invites Another 395 Immigration Candidates To Apply for Provincial Nominations 

British Columbia Invites Another 395 Immigration Candidates

New British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) draws held on June 22 held one general draw and another occupation-specific draw. Both these draws resulted in a total of 395 invitations to apply for provincial nomination. 

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Since February 2021, BC PNP has been conducting two separate nomination draws simultaneously. All the 395 invited candidates in the latest draws were nominated from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams.


Out of the invited candidates, the first draw issued 341 invitations to candidates having minimum scores ranging between 75  and 93 points and any work experience in any occupation recognized by the province. 


The occupation-specific draw targeted retail and wholesale trade managers and restaurant and foodservice managers, NOC 0621 or NOC 0631, respectively. A total of 54 invitations were issued to candidates with a minimum score of 109. The province is said to conduct the occupation-targeted draw due to many people registered in the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) with these two occupations. 


All these invited candidates have 30 days to submit a complete application through the BC PNP online system. 


With this draw, British Columbia has now issued 5730 invitations through various BC PNP streams. In principle, these many candidates are now eligible to receive permanent residence in Canada. 


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How To Receive Provincial Nominations from BC PNP? 

British Columbia offers excellent work opportunities for foreign workers. The provincial program is well-designed to serve the interests of immigrants by providing a chance to apply for permanent residency in a quick time. 


Using two provincial streams: Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC, the province fulfils its labour demand. The province issues provincial nominations under the stream to all eligible candidates who had earlier shown their interest in settling in the province. As permanent residency remains to be under the federal government’s exclusive authority, the provincial nomination can at best fast forward the application time usually required to receive permanent residency. 


To receive provincial nomination under BC PNP, any candidates must first register under B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Candidates are further assigned a score based on education, work experience, and language skills and ranked accordingly. 


The weekly draw invites the highest-scoring candidates from each sub-category to apply for a provincial nomination. June 22 BC PNP draw required candidates to have a minimum provincial score between 75  and 93 points.


The nomination is valid for approximately six months from the date of confirmation. Upon a successful provincial nomination, you’re eligible to receive an additional 600 points under the CRS. This score is high enough to qualify for any Express Entry draw to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. 


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