The province of British Columbia conducted a regular provincial nominee program draw recently. British Columbia has issued invitations to 1,826 immigration candidates till now this year, allowing them to submit their applications for a provincial nomination.
The last provincial nominee program draw was organized on 30th March and witnessed the issuance of 311 invitations that were given to eligible candidates. Hopeful candidates will now submit their applications in order to obtain a participial nomination, which will give them an advantage in the race for Canadian permanent residence.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) distributed the invitations to candidates belonging to two immigration categories, namely the Skills Immigration and the Express Entry BC. For candidates to be chosen via the Express Entry BC Category, it was mandatory that they had a valid profile registered in the federal Express Entry pool. The Express Entry system is Canada’s primary immigration solution for skilled immigrants who are looking to settle in Canada permanently. Express Entry is in charge of the applications for the Federal Skilled Trades Program, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Canadian Experience Class, all of which are primary economic class immigration programs.
All the candidates who create a profile in the Express Entry system are assigned a score on the basis of human capital factors like education, official language proficiency, work experience, and age. The candidates who will succeed in gaining a nomination through the Express Entry BC provincial nominee program will have 600 extra points added to their existing CRS points. As a result, they would be effectively guaranteed an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a later federal Express Entry draw for permanent residence. The minimum score requirement stood between 102 and 105 during the selection round for candidates in the Skills Immigration Category.