British Columbia Issues 357 Invitations In Latest Nominee Draw
Published on: November 24th, 2021


On November 23, 2021, British Columbia invited 357 candidates to apply for provincial nomination in the latest Expression of Interest (EOI) draws.

Candidates eligible under one of B.C.’s Skills Immigration and Express Entry streams were issued an invitation to apply on November 23, 2021.

Individuals that received an invitation from British Columbia may apply for provincial nomination. Receiving a nomination from a province

In the latest round of invitations, B.C. has again held a separate draw for candidates with work experience in NOC codes 0621 and 0631. The minimum points cut-off for these draws has been steadily declining since they first began in February 2021. The draws were first implemented to balance labour market needs across various sectors in the province; future draw criteria may change as labour market needs evolve following B.C.’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

Targeted BCPNP draw: 306 invitations

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

Express Entry BC categories (EEBC) minimum SIRS score:

  • Skilled Worker: 103
  • International Graduate: 103

BC Skills Immigration categories minimum SIRS score: 

  • Skilled Worker: 103
  • International Graduate: 103

General BCPNP draw: 306 invitations

The following BCPNP draw targeted all other NOC codes.

Express Entry BC categories (EEBC) minimum SIRS score:

  • Skilled Worker: 97
  • International Graduate: 83

BC Skills Immigration categories minimum SIRS score: 

  • Skilled Worker: 97
  • International Graduate: 82
  • Entry-level and semi-skilled: 96

Do I need a job offer for B.C.’s Nominee Programs?

Unless you are eligible for B.C.’s International Post-Graduate category, you will require a job offer and support of a B.C. employer to qualify for BCPNP Skills Immigration. However, candidates may not require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for B.C. immigration.

British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) offers work permit support letters to successful nominees. BCPNP candidates can then use this letter to apply for work authorization in lieu of a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This is the result of a provincial-federal agreement that allows the province to issue these letters and bypass the lengthy LMIA process. B.C. employers must still fill a Job Offer form, which requires some details of the company’s recruitment efforts to hire a Canadian permanent resident or citizen.

How do B.C.'s 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 submit an application to the federal government for Permanent Residence.

 

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