British Columbia conducted a new draw, inviting 166 candidates through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).
The May 10 draw issued invitations across four different categories.
About the BC PNP
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is designed to attract foreign skilled workers that are in high demand in the province – who seek to become permanent residents of Canada.
There are two key streams offered by the BC PNP: Skills Immigration and Express Entry. Both of which are divided into further sub-categories and are managed under British Columbia’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
You will first be required to register an account if you plan on applying under the SIRS. Once this is done, you will be assigned a certain score based on human capital, skills transferability, and additional factors. Such factors usually include Age, Education, Work Experience, Language Proficiency, Adaptability, and such.
The highest-scoring candidates in each of the sub-categories are then invited to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residency through a British Columbia draw.
If you manage to secure a provincial nomination from BC, you will now have 30 days from the date of invitation to submit a complete application through the BC PNP online portal.
You will be notified of the province’s decision once they have audited your application. This process usually takes anywhere between 2 and 3 months. If approved, you will be eligible to apply to the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for Canadian permanent residency under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
This nomination is valid for 6 months from the date of confirmation.
Securing a provincial nomination also helps boost your CRS, as becoming a provincial nominee you are awarded extra 600 points in the CRS points calculator – effectively guaranteeing an ITA for Canadian permanent residency.
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