British Columbia has invited the highest scoring registrants in the following categories to apply to the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The successful applicants are nominated to apply to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence.
Candidates can log into the BC PNP Online profile to check whether they received an invitation to apply.
Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC
|Date||Number of Invitations||Category||Minimum Score||Other Considerations|
|5-Oct-21||108||SI – Skilled Worker||70||Tech draw|
|SI – International Graduate||70|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||70|
|EEBC – International Graduate||70|
|Date||Stream||Score||Number of Invitations|
|17-Aug-21||Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category||126||8|
|17-Aug-21||Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot||129||< 5|
|15-Jun-21||Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category||126||9|
|15-Jun-21||Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot||139||< 5|
|13-Apr-21||Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category||126||6|
|13-Apr-21||Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot||116||5|
|2-Feb-21||Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category||122||8|
The number of invitations sent is based on the annual nomination allocations from the Canadian federal government (IRCC) and the ability to process applications in a timely manner.
British Columbia PNP Tech
As per the BC PNP Tech, it issues weekly invitations to qualified registrants having valid job offers in the key technology occupations. If the candidates occupation is not listed in the key technology occupations, they are still eligible to apply. BC PNP continues to conduct regular draws for qualified individuals across various occupations, depending upon the program’s processing capacity.
List of categories under which registrants are invited
Below is the list of categories where the registrants are invited:
- Skills Immigration — Skilled Worker
- Skills Immigration — International Graduate
- Skills Immigration — Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
- Express Entry BC — Skilled Worker
- Express Entry BC — International Graduate
- Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category
- Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot
Whereas the Health Care Professional and International Post-Graduate candidates under Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams do not require an invitation to apply. They can directly apply through the BC PNP website online.
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