British Columbia happens to be one of the most popular provinces for immigrants who are interested in moving to Canada. Since the immigration numbers dipped last year due to the pandemic, British Columbia has been hosting more draws this year in order to invite a higher number of candidates who can boost the economy of the province.
Details of the draw
The latest draws took place on June 22, and British Columbia took the opportunity to invite 395 candidates via two PNP draws. The province has been hosting two separate invitation rounds under the PNP program since February. While the first draw is a general one, the second draw specifically caters to retail and wholesale trade managers alongside restaurant and food service managers.
The province invited candidates belonging to the Express Entry BC (EEBC), and Skills Immigration (SI) streams in this draw. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) targeted those workers who are in the following sub-categories: International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled and Skilled Worker. A total of 341 candidates were invited in the general draw, and the minimum required score was from 75 to 93 points.
The separate draw also targeted the SI and EEBC categories. British Columbia invited 54 candidates whose professions belong to NOC 0621 or NOC 0631 were invited with a minimum score of 109. There are a large number of candidates from these occupations who are registered in the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Hence the province introduced the second draw for balance.