British Columbia is a popular destination for immigrants because the province goes out of its way to invite candidates belonging to multiple categories. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in British Columbia issues invitations via the Tech Pilot every week. In fact, the province organizes weekly draws through two PNP streams and categories.
On November 25, British Columbia issued invitations to 360 immigration candidates who will now be able to submit their application for a provincial nomination. Candidates who want to become permanent residents want the nomination because it provides them 600 extra CRS points that increase their chances of being selected in the next Express Entry draw.
Details of the draw
During the November 25 draw, the British Columbia PNP targeted the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams. The subcategories that were given preference included Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, Skilled Worker, and International Graduate.
The score requirements were not the same across the streams and the subcategories. Under the Skills Immigration stream, the Skilled Worker candidates required 93 points to become successful while International Graduate candidates needed 94 points in order to secure an invitation. On the other hand, the Skilled Worker candidates under the Express Entry BC stream required 92 points to qualify while the International Graduate applicants in the Express Entry pool needed 93 points. The Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled category under the Skills Immigration stream required candidates to have 75 points for an invitation.
If you are planning to submit an application under the Express Entry BC or Skills Immigration streams, you have to make a profile via the online portal of BC PNP and also register for the Skills Immigration Registration System.