The province of British Columbia has been proactive when it comes to inviting eligible candidates in order to make up for the immigration losses suffered last year.
The Provincial Nominee Program or PNP is crucial for bringing skilled workers into the province who can help the economy of the province. The British Columbia PNP wants to attract international workers who are in high demand so they can fulfill the labor gaps. Candidates who want to become permanent residents can take advantage of the PNP to get an upper hand.
Details of the draw
A total of 374 candidates received invitations in the last two PNP draws that took place on March 30. Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) were the streams specifically targeted in the draws. The BC PNP invited candidates belonging to the International Graduate, Skilled Worker, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories. The required score for the first draw ranged from 81 to 96 points for 330 of the candidates.
A different draw took place for restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631) and retail and wholesale trade managers (NOC 0621) which had a required score of 113. A total of 44 candidates received invitations in this draw.
Altogether, British Columbia organized 18 invitation draws until now this year and it seems like they are well on their way to reaching this year’s goals. The province has issued 2,909 invitations so far in 2021. All candidates who received invitations recently have 30 days from the date of receipt to submit their application.