British Columbia chooses 407 new immigrants in PNP draw

British Columbia chooses 407 new immigrants in PNP draw

In yet another PNP draw, BC invited 407 immigration candidates to apply for provincial nomination. This draw was held on September 15, 2020.

The candidates who were issued new invitations came from the streams of EEBC and SI. The candidates belonged to the categories of International Graduate, Skilled Worker, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker.

The selected candidates had a minimum score ranging between 75 and 95 points.

The SI category represents semi-skilled and skilled workers who are engaged in occupations that are in high demand in BC. The EEBC category represents candidates having a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system. The system is the main pathway that skilled immigrants hoping to get PR in Canada chooses to use.

BC’s SIRS manages the BC PNP categories. If you want to apply via SIRS, you must first register an account with it. Then, based on factors like education, work experience, and proficiency in language, you as a candidate will get a score.

Candidates who score among the highest are then invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Candidates can apply when BC conducts another PNP draw.

Also, candidates who are registered with SIRS and managed by it must have a job offer from an employer in BC.

The federal government manages immigrant’s applications through its Express Entry system. These candidates are also given points based on factors like education, age, work experience, and language proficiency in French or English.

When candidates are invited under EEBC’s International Graduate and Skilled Worker categories, they get extra 600 points overtheir CRS score. They will most surely also get an ITA at a federal Express Entry draw if the they have already earned a nomination.

Express Entry draws are conducted once in 2 weeks. The BC PNP draws are weekly draws and up till now in 2020, 6,000 invitations have been issued to apply for a provincial nomination. The nomination could be earned through Tech Pilot draws or regular PNP draws.

The Tech Pilot candidates don’t need a job offer for a permanent, full-time job as is the requirement for most of the other categories under the British Columbia PNP. Nevertheless, candidates under the Tech Pilot must show a job offer that has at least a year’s duration and has at least 120 days left when applying for a provincial nomination.

Keep yourselves updated on the immigration draws held in Canadian provinces. Do not miss out on the opportunities to work In Canada.

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PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

BC – British Columbia

EEBC – Express Entry BC

SI – Skills Immigration

SIRS – Skills Immigration Registration System

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

ITA – Invitation to Apply

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