provincial nominee program

British Columbia issues 256 invitations in latest PNP draw

British Columbia Express Entry Immigration PNP

Every year thousands of immigrants move to British Columbia through Express Entry System or Provincial Nominee Program, or various other streams.  Canada, without a doubt, is a wonderful place to live and work. It is a favorite hot destination for immigrants.

However, B.C. offers diverse communities. The communities in British Columbia are linguistically and ethnically diverse. Moreover, the total population of this province includes 27% immigrants. Additionally, it has 5% of the population made up of indigenous Aboriginal people.

The official languages of Canada are English and French. However, English is the main language in B.C. Moreover, there are many other languages spoken in B.C. Multiple Aboriginal languages in B.C. are Chinese, Urdu, Punjabi, Korean, Hindi, and more.

Quality of Life

The standard of living in Canada and its province of British Columbia is high. However, the United Nations Human Development Index ranks Canada as one of the world’s best countries to live. The people of Canada are welcoming and friendly.

People from different cultures call B.C. their home. B.C. offers a diverse and vibrant society that welcomes international students and skilled workers. Immigrants from all over the world love to call Canada their home.

British Columbia Issues 256 Invitations

British Columbia held its recent draw on December 8, 2020. However, the province invited 256 immigration candidates in this draw. Candidates have received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to get Canadian PR.

Moreover, the invitations issued in this draw went to candidates who registered under the International Graduates and Skilled Workers categories. However, the candidates applied under British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, Express Entry BC, and Skills Immigration streams.

Moreover, candidates who applied under Skills Immigration: Entry-level and Semi-skilled workers also received invitations.

The B.C. PNP and Express Entry categories are open for candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry System. This federal system works to manage the pool of candidates under three main economic programs of Canada:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class
  • Canadian Experience Class

The Skilled Immigration Category is for skilled and semi-skilled workers. However, this stream is for the workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province of B.C.

The minimum requirements for the score in today’s draw were between 77 and 97. However, five Express Entry BC and SI categories were involved in this draw.

Minimum Scores Requirements

Here is a breakdown of the minimum scores:

  • Skilled Workers – SI: 95
  • International Graduates – SI: 95
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled – SI: 77
  • Skilled Worker – EEBC: 97
  • International Graduate – EEBC: 97

Moreover, in order to get an invitation through the EEBC, candidates should have profiles under the federal Express Entry System and SIRS.

Applicants who received an ITA will need to apply within 30 calendar days from the date of invitation. They will need to submit a complete application through the BC Provincial Nominee Program Online registration system. However, an ITA does not guarantee that applicants will get approval for a nomination.

In order to get consideration under the BC PNP, most candidates should have an indeterminate, full-time job offer. However, the job offer should be from an employer in the province who is willing to support them through the application process.

Express Entry is a federal program for immigration candidates. However, it is a popular program among immigrants around the world. Express Entry candidates get points on the basis of human capital factors like age, education, work experience, and language proficiency.

Moreover, Express Entry candidates having a provincial nomination also get an additional 600 CRS points.

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