British Columbia PNP Draw: 395 immigrants invited for provincial nomination

British Columbia PNP Draw: 395 immigrants invited for provincial nomination

Eva Olsen Eva Olsen [Published 24 Jun, 2021 | 04:40 AM]

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invites 395 skilled immigrants in two provincial draws held on June 22 to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR Visa.

BC PNP has been running two separate rounds of invitations since February as part of its PNP program. The province is holding a general draw and a second draw targeting retail and wholesale trade managers as well as restaurant and foodservice managers. According to information published by the province, this second draw is due to a high number of people registered with the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) with these two professions. By hosting these additional draws, the province aims to balance needs across all sectors of the provincial labor market.

Majorly, the candidates were invited from BC PNP�s Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry (EEBC) streams. To be specific, invitations were issued to candidates from Skilled Workers, International Graduate, and Entry-level and Semi-skilled sub-categories.

The minimum scores for this draw ranged from 75 to 93 points. A total of 341 candidates were invited.

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The separate draw was also carried out in the SI and EEBC categories and targeted candidates whose profession falls under NOC Code 0621 or 0631. This provincial draw invited 54 immigrants with a minimum score of 109 points.

So far this year, British Columbia has issued a total of 5,730 invitations through various BC PNP streams.

How British Columbia PNP work?

Both of the major immigration streams under BC PNP - Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) are managed under Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). The very first to apply for provincial nomination is to register under SIRS. After you have created your profile, it will be assigned points based on the factors that include work experience, education, etc.

The highest ranked profiles are then invited to submit their application for provincial nomination through frequently held provincial draws. Candidates have 30 days to submit their complete applications. 

After getting the provincial nomination, candidates can then submit their application for a permanent resident visa to the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) with their provincial nomination certificate. 

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