The latest British Columbia PNP draws on June 14 issued over 157 invitations to apply for Canadian immigration. The westernmost province invited a majority of profiles through its general draws and the remaining through two occupation-specific draws supporting the health and education sector.
All invited profiles either had prior skilled work experience or international graduates with study experience in Canada and were already registered in one of the BC immigration streams to receive the provincial nominations.
A successful provincial nomination can lead to Canadian permanent residency. Click here to read more about it.
British Columbia PNP stream
The latest British Columbia PNP draw targeted 138 profiles with minimum Skilled Immigration Registration System (SIRS) scores between 76 and 123 depending on the pathway.
- Skilled Worker with a minimum score of 109
- Skilled Worker EEBC option with a minimum score of 123
- International Graduate with a minimum score of 96
- International Graduate-EEBC option with a minimum score of 106
- Entry Level and Semi-Skilled with a minimum score of 76
The candidates were invited under the Skills Immigration categories and Express Entry British Columbia stream.
It would mean that the candidates under the Skills Immigration categories must have a job offer or a current job to qualify, except for international graduates. Whereas profiles invited through the Express Entry British Columbia Stream need not have a job offer in the province.
British Columbia PNP draws: occupation-specific draws
The occupation-specific latest British Columbia PNP draw targeted two specific occupations:
- 12 early childhood educators (NOC 4214) with scores of at least 60;
- 07 healthcare professionals including veterinarians, nurses, practitioners, therapists, and medical technicians with scores of at least 60;
All the invited profiles qualified for any of the sub-categories – Skilled Worker and International Graduate.
It would mean that candidates required work experience and a job offer in the province to qualify. Additionally, if you had studied at any institution in British Columbia, you could be invited through the Graduate category without a job offer.
Other in-demand occupations in the British Columbia that are invited on a priority basis under the Tech stream include:
- Web designers & developers
- Graphic designers, and illustrators
- Software engineers and designers
- Civil Engineers
- Mechanical Engineers
- Chemical Engineers
- Software Engineers
- Tech Managers
Apply for Canadian Immigration via Provincial Nominee Program
Applying for Canadian immigration means qualifying and obtaining Canadian permanent residency.
The provincial nominee program’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) manages applications under the two skilled immigration programs. Registration and profile assessment based on education, work experience, and language skills form the core selection criteria.
Eligible candidates may qualify for a temporary resident visa and gain work experience in Canada. Based on their Canadian work experience, they may apply for permanent residence either through the provincial nominee program or Canada Experience Class (CEC).
The latest British Columbia PNP draw nominations are valid for approximately six months from the date of confirmation.
During this time period, you can apply with IRCC under the Provincial Nominee Class and receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence through fortnightly Express Entry nomination draws. You may receive an additional 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of the Express Entry system.
In fact, the recent Express Entry draws targeted 932 candidates with prior provincial nominations. All the invites had a minimum CRS score of 796. It meant that they required only 196 points to score on CRS to qualify! The remaining 600 points were to be added automatically for receiving provincial nominations.
As of June 6, 2022, the number of candidates in the Express Entry pool is most with CRS ranging between 351-400, followed by those profiles with CRS 451-500. This shows it is very easy to reach the 196 points mark!
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