British Columbia distributes 276 invitations in new PNP draw
British Columbia issued invitations to 276 Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates who will now be able to apply for a provincial nomination. Candidates who are looking to secure permanent residence will benefit from a provincial nomination. The draw was held on June 16. British Columbia has now invited 642 candidates so far in June, and all of them will be able to apply for a provincial nomination.
During the draw, invitations were allotted to International Graduate and Skilled Worker candidates belonging to the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams.
Details of the draw:
The SI category is aimed at skilled and semi-skilled workers whose professions are in high demand in British Columbia. The EEBC category includes candidates who have a valid profile in the Express Entry system hosted by the federal government.
Express Entry represents the country’s primary pathway for skilled immigrants who want to gain permanent residence in Canada.
The draw recorded minimum score requirements between 80 and 103 for the EEBC and SI categories included in the draw. The minimum scores were as follows:
- EEBC – Skilled Worker: 100
- EEBC – International Graduate: 103
- SI – Skilled Worker: 100
- SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 80
- SI – International Graduate: 100
What should candidates do?
Candidates who are aiming to get an invitation via the EEBC will have to be registered under the federal Express Entry system and the province’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Express Entry candidates will have an extra 600 points added to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score if they manage to get a provincial nomination. Skills Immigration candidates can just register under the SIRS.
Tech Pilot draws are organized every week, and the immigrant candidates are assigned a score on the basis of factors like work experience, education, and language abilities.