British Columbia resumes its provincial nomination after a brief pause to align with the new NOC 2021 system for points-based assessment of intake applicants.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held two draws on November 28, one a general draw and the other targeting immigration candidates from specific professions.
November 28 BC PNP draws issued over 253 invitations to apply (ITAs) for general candidates, and at least 75 ITAs to targeted professions across all streams including:
- Skilled Worker
- Skilled Worker-Express Entry BC Option
- International Graduate;
- International Graduate-Express Entry BC option and
- Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker streams.
All applicants were invited with varying cut-offs ranging from 60 (for targeted occupations) and 82-105 (for targeted occupations) to apply for provincial nominations and eventually qualify for Canada permanent residency.
The latest BC PNP draws also resulted in targeting individuals with the following occupations:
- Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202);
- Healthcare assistants (NOC 33102); and
- Other priority occupations, specifically Veterinarians (NOC 31103) and Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians (NOC 32104).
Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility.
Qualify for Upcoming BC PNP Draws
The Provincial Nominee Program gives interested aspirants a chance to live and work in British Columbia and eventually find a path to Canada permanent residency.
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.
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.
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.
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