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BC Invites 204 in New PNP Draws

Published on: March 9th, 2022

The British Columbia Nominee Program held a new round of invitations for immigration candidates on March 8, 2022.

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British Columbia invited candidates eligible under the British Columbia Nominee Program’s  five Skills Immigration and Express Entry streams,

  • SI – Skilled Worker
  • SI – International Graduate
  • SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
  • EEBC – International Graduate
  • EEBC Skilled Worker

The British Columbia Skills Immigration Stream is a collection of immigration pathways within the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

British Columbia’s nominee streams offer a pathway to Canadian permanent residence for workers and graduates that wish to settle in the province. Most BCPNP Skills Immigration programs require candidates to hold a valid job offer with a BC employer.

Targeted BC PNP draw: 13 invitations

This draw invited candidates with experience in occupational codes 0621 (Retail and wholesale trade managers) and 0631 (Restaurant and food service managers).

Express Entry BC categories (EEBC) minimum SIRS score:

  • Skilled Worker: 128
  • International Graduate: 128

BC Skills Immigration categories minimum SIRS score: 

  • Skilled Worker: 128
  • International Graduate: 128

General BC PNP draw: 191 invitations

The following BC PNP draw targeted all other NOC codes.

Express Entry BC categories (EEBC) minimum SIRS score:

  • Skilled Worker: 128
  • International Graduate: 114

BC Skills Immigration categories minimum SIRS score: 

  • Skilled Worker: 112
  • International Graduate: 100
  • Entry-level and semi-skilled: 77

How do BC PNP EOI draws work?

Candidates that meet the requirements for BC’s Skilled WorkerInternational Graduate, or Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker pathways can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the province. Once a candidate creates an EOI profile, they are ranked by the province’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) and given a “SIRS” score. The highest-ranking candidates will receive an invitation from BC to apply for nomination. After receiving an invitation, candidates have 30 days to prepare and submit their online application to the province. Nominated candidates are then invited to apply to the federal government for Permanent Residence.

When will the next BC PNP draw be held?

The BC PNP usually holds nominee draws every Tuesday evening. Each week, BC alternates between general draws and BC PNP Tech draws.

The next BC PNP draw is expected on March 15th, 2022, targeting BC PNP Tech candidates.

 

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