British Columbia organized two draws on April 27 to invite 362 eligible candidates. Both the draws were held via the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of the province. The initial invitation round was a general draw. The latter draw specifically targeted wholesale and retail trade managers along with food service and restaurant managers.
The Canadian province of British Columbia is one of the most popular destinations for immigrants. 2021 has seen British Columbia organizing regular draws and inviting hundreds of skilled immigrants. The aim is to make for the losses suffered last year due to the pandemic.
Details of the draw
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issues invitations to international workers whose skills are in high demand in the province. If they manage to get a provincial nomination, they stand a high chance of becoming Canadian permanent residents.
Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration (SI) were the streams targeted by British Columbia PNP during the general draw. Candidates from the following subcategories of the above streams were chosen:
- Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
- Skilled Worker
- International Graduate
Candidates had to secure a minimum score ranging from 78 to 95 points. 348 candidates received invitations in the general draw.
The subsequent draw targeted candidates whose professions belonged to either NOC 0621 or NOC 0631. A total of 14 invitations were issued to candidates with a minimum score of 113.
Provincial nominees will receive an extra 600 CRS points, thus getting an advantage over other candidates.