September 3, 2020

British Columbia Issues Over 430 Invitations In New PNP Draw

The province invited skilled workers, international graduates and entrepreneurs to apply for a provincial nomination

British Columbia invited over 430 immigration applicants to give an application for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held September 1.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) keeps on eliminating occupations in the tourism, hospitality, retail and personal services because of broad joblessness in these areas since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Invitations went to Skilled Worker and International Graduate applicants in the Express Entry BC (EEBC), Skilled Immigration (SI) as well as those in Entrepreneur streams.

The EEBC class is for applicants with a legitimate profile in the federal government’s Express Entry system, which is Canada’s major pathway for skilled immigrants who are expecting to gain Canadian permanent residence.

The SI classification is for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are sought after in the province of B.C. 

The basic score prerequisite in the today draw ranged among 76 and 98 for the five EEBC and SI classes that were included. 

The basic scores were: 

  • SI – Skilled Worker: 94
  • SI – International Graduate: 98
  • SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 76
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker: 94
  • EEBC – International Graduate: 98

In order to get an invitation by the EEOC applicants should be enlisted under both the federal Express Entry system and BC Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Express Entry is the federal government’s application management system. Express Entry applicants are given points based on human capital elements, like age, work experience, education, and language proficiency in English or French.

Express Entry applicants with a provincial nomination get an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. 

Skills Immigration applicants just will have to be enrolled with the SIRS.

Invitations were also provided to candidates in the Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Categ

ory Stream and in the Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot Stream on September 1st.

In the Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category, 6 invitations were provided to applicants with scores as low as 126. The Base Class is for either supervisors or entrepreneurs who intend to invest in a business in B.C. and to effectively oversee it on an everyday premise.

Under five invitations were also provided to applicants with  scores at least of 128 by the Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot Stream, which is drawn to pull  new businesses to littler, territorial communities in B.C. 

These three new draws follow previous week’s draw by which 72 invitations were provided under the BC PNP’s Tech Pilot to Skilled Workers and International Graduates with employment offers in one of its 29 qualifi tech occupations. 

For every classification at least a score of 80 was the cut-off.

Presented in 2017, the Tech Pilot reacts to worker needs in British Columbia’s tech area. 

BC PNP Tech Pilot candidates are not needed to show an uncertain, full-time employment offer, a necessity that applies to most other BC PNP immigration classes. Rather, applicants should have a employment offer that is a minimum one year in period and have a minimum 120 calendar days staying at the time of giving an application for a provincial nomination.

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