The final draws of 2020 have begun, and the Canadian provinces are trying to wrap up this year on a good note. British Columbia is one such province.
On December 22, British Columbia hosted a new draw to invite 230 eligible candidates. The chosen people will now be able to submit their applications for a coveted provincial nomination. The province is known to organize draws via its BC PNP streams and categories every week.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program targeted specific streams and categories during the draw. The pandemic has had a lasting effect on provincial draws. British Columbia was forced to exclude certain professionals from this draw.
Requirements of the draw
Candidates in the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams were targeted by BC PNP in this draw. Both these streams were created to catch the attention of more eligible international workers who will be able to fill the gaps in the provincial market of British Columbia. The candidates who are looking forward to applying through any of these streams will have to make a profile in the online portal of BC PNP so they can register easily under the SIRS.
The specific sub-categories included were the Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled, International Graduate and Skilled Worker. The minimum score for candidates in the Skilled Worker sub-category was 95 under the Skills Immigration stream and 99 under the Express Entry streams. Candidates in the International Graduate Stream under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams were required to score 95 and 99 respectively. The Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled candidates needed a minimum score of 77.
Being nominated by the province will be a boon for candidates aiming for permanent residence.