British Columbia welcomes more than 100 of skilled Workers and Graduates

British Columbia welcomes more than 100 of skilled Workers and Graduates

An aggregate of 377 contenders for British Columbia Immigration have been welcomed to apply to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in a draw that occurred on March 8. All Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued on March 8 were issued over a scope of BC PNP sub-classifications oversaw under the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS), a special framework used to rank and select competitors under certain BC PNP sub-classes.

A few people issued ITA are currently in a position to present their BC PNP common designation application through one of the upgraded BC PNP sub-classes adjusted to the government Express Entry determination framework. The rest of the competitors will have their applications handled outside the Express Entry framework at the government level.

If you don’t mind take note of that the ITA regarding the BC PNP is not the same as the ITA issued at the government Express Entry level.

Latest BC PNP Draw

The only sub-category that saw a change in the number of points required in order for a candidate to receive an ITA since the previous draw was the Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-category.

Stream/category Minimum score Number of invitations
Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker 90 68
Express Entry BC – International Graduate 70 99
Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 90 60
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 70 112
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 65 38

 Express Entry British Columbia Program

Using the Express Entry British Columbia Program, category of the Skills Immigration, the province nominates skilled workers for Canada Permanent Residency visa. This section is linked with the federal government’s immigration program, Express Entry. Under the Express Entry British Columbia program the selected candidates will receive a faster visa processing in their BCPNP application, which eventually leads to Canada permanent residency, if one gets nominated by British Columbia.

The Skills Immigration categories which can be processed through Express Entry British Columbia are:

  • Skilled Worker
  • Health Care Professional
  • International Graduate
  • International Post-Graduate



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