The results of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) draws held October 27 are now out. A total of 354 foreign skilled workers received an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination through its Express Entry and Skills Immigration streams.
British Columbia continues its provincial nominations for its various categories and streams on a weekly basis. In 2020, BC PNP has issued upto 450 nominations in a single draw held September 29.
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Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration Streams
For any candidate to receive a provincial nomination from British Columbia, registration under Skills Immigraion Registration System (SIRS) is mandatory.
Under the SIRS, the applicants’ profiles are evaluated and issued a score based on level of education, work experience, proficiency in English and location of employment. The maximum scoring is done out of 200 points.
October 27 issued nominations under the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories. Below given is the minimum score required for receiving an invitation 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|
Express Entry British Columbia is aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection system. It allows the province to select eligible candidates from the federal Express Entry pool, thereby significantly reducing application processing times.
The Skills Immigration Program is composed of a number categories including Skilled Worker, Healthcare Professions, International Graduate, each with their own unique eligibility requirements.
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 Express Entry-linked PNP stream is the fastest way to get permanent residence in Canada.
You can book an appointment with one of our expert immigration consultants to know more about BC PNP or any other provincial immigration programs in Canada