British Columbia held a new round of provincial nominations on December 20 inviting eligible candidates under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate including Express Entry candidates.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held two draws resulting in 153 invitations to apply (ITAs) for tech candidates, and 20 ITAs under targeted professions: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) and Healthcare.
All applicants were invited with varying cut-offs ranging from 60 (for targeted occupations) and 90 (for tech draw) to apply for provincial nominations and eventually qualify for Canada permanent residency.
BC PNP gives interested aspirants a chance to live and work in British Columbia and eventually find a path to Canada permanent residency.
Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility.
Qualify for Upcoming BC PNP Draws
Interested candidates must register with the Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS) and have their profiles assessed and evaluated based on age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and others.
The BC PNP Skilled Worker stream is for experienced workers with a minimum of two years of full-time work experience in any skilled occupation (NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3). Being a tech draw, eligible candidates with enough work experience in tech occupations received ITAs.
British Columbia 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.
Additionally, any international student who has graduated from a university or college in Canada within the past three years may be eligible for nomination under the International Graduate stream.
Canada PR through BC PNP
Invited candidates will need to submit a complete application within the next 45 days.
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.
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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.
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 12 months and expires automatically if you haven’t been nominated.
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