British Columbia issued a total of 100 invitations during a new PNP draw on October 20. The successful immigration candidates will now be able to apply for a provincial nomination and move a step forward in their journey towards permanent residence. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program targeted candidates belonging to 2 entrepreneur program categories and 4 skilled worker immigration sub-categories.
Details of the draw
The Provincial Nominee Program of British Columbia (BC PNP) issued 80 invitations via the Skills Immigration and the Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams. The program invited candidates in the International Graduate and the Skilled Worker subcategories. The minimum score for successful candidates was just 80 across all categories.
The province also invited 20 more people under British Columbia’s Entrepreneur Immigration program. About 15 invitations were issued via the Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category, and 5 invitations were distributed via the Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot. Base Category candidates required a minimum score of 122 while those under the Regional Pilot needed just 109.
British Columbia usually organized draw via its numerous PNP categories and streams every week. On September 29, the province organized the largest BC PNP draw of the year and issued 450 provincial nomination invitations. The Tech Pilot draws of British Columbia usually cater to candidates who have job offers in any of the 29 eligible occupations. Introduced in 2017, the Tech Pilot aims to help the technology sector of British Columbia recruit IT workers who can meet the labor market needs.
If candidates want to be eligible for the Tech Pilot, they must be registered in any of the province’s provincial immigration streams. They should also have a valid job offer spanning a minimum of 12 months in one of the eligible occupations. Applicants are assessed based on their education, professional experience, language abilities, and more.