The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program or BC PNP wants to invite foreign workers who will be able to meet the labor deficits in the province and become permanent residents in the process.
On March 16, the province of British Columbia invited eligible immigration skilled workers who will be able to support the economy of the province. The 506 candidates who received invitations will now be able to apply for a provincial nomination. Candidates aim to secure a nomination from the BC PNP because it gives them an advantage when it comes to becoming permanent residents.
Details of the draw
British Columbia issued invitations to candidates belonging to the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams received invitations during the draw. The sub-categories specifically targeted by BC PNP were International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled and Skilled Worker under the two categories.
British Columbia decided to host two separate for two different professions. The first draw was specifically aimed at retail and wholesale trade managers (that is, NOC 0621) while the second draw targeted restaurant and food service managers (that is, NOC 0631). The minimum score requirement for these two draws was 114 and 78 candidates managed to secure invitations.
The rest of the candidates recorded scores between 81 and 96. Under the Skills Immigration category, Skilled Worker candidates required 96 points while International Graduate candidates required 81 points.
Under the Express Entry BC category, the Skilled Worker candidates required 96 points and the International Graduate candidates required 94 points. The Entry Level and Semi-Skilled candidates under the SI category needed to have at least 81 points to receive an invitation.