BC PNP Invites 374 Candidates In The New Invitations Round

British Columbia PNP

British Columbia has so far invited around 2909 immigration applicants for the year 2021.

A total of 374 candidates were invited by British Columbia through the two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held on March 30, 2021. 

Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skill Immigration (SI) streams candidates of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) were selected to receive invitations in the latest draws.

Specifically, applicants from the Skilled Worker, Entry level and Semi-skilled sub-categories, and International graduate of the EEBC and  SI streams were invited in this draw.

The minimum points requirements ranged between 81 and 96 points. A total of 330 were invited. 

44 invitations were sent to applicants with a score of 113 through a separate draw as well. The occupation included in this draw was Restaurant and Food-Service Managers (NOC 0631) and Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers (NOC 0621).

So far till now, BC has held around 18 invitation rounds which brings the total number of invitations to 2909 for the year 2021.

British Columbia PNP

The main purpose of BC PNP is to attract foreign skilled professionals that are in high demand in the province and would like to become a permanent resident in Canada as well. 

BC PNP has two immigration streams. One is Skills Immigration and the other Express Entry, both of which are divided into sub-categories.

Both of these streams are managed by B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). If the candidate is looking to apply through the SIRS, they first need to register an account. Once the registration is done, applicants’ profile is evaluated on factors like education, language proficiency, and working experience. 

Candidates with the highest score from each sub-category are then invited through the draws held by British Columbia to apply for a Permanent Residency (PR) visa. 

Upon receiving the invitation, the applicant has 30 days from the date of invitation to submit the application online through the BC PNP system.

After the submission of the BC PNP application, the candidates are notified of the province decision within the period of two to three months. If the nomination got successful, you will be eligible to apply to IRCC for a permanent residency visa under the Provincial Nominee Class. The validity of the nomination is approximately six months from the date of confirmation.   

Express Entry BC stream

The EEBC is a program that is linked to the Federal Express Entry program. Express Entry applicants are verified and evaluated based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Other than the CRS, the applicant must also meet the minimum criteria for one of the IRCC’s Express Entry programs:

Federal Skilled Worker Program

Federal Skilled Trades Program

Canadian Experience Class

600 additional points are awarded to applicants who receive a nomination from one of the provinces. These points make the score high enough in order to be considered for a permanent residency visa. 

Throughout the pandemic period, PNP has been fully functional and are continuing to do so since the start of the year 2021.

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