British Columbia organizes biggest immigration draw of 2020
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British Columbia organizes biggest immigration draw of 2020

Peter Fey



British Columbia organizes biggest immigration draw of 2020

The Canadian province of British Columbia has been organizing draws efficiently, even amidst the pandemic. On September 29, the province held its biggest draw of 2020 and issued permanent residence invitations to deserving candidates who are looking to settle in British Columbia.

Details of the draw

The province distributed 450 new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination during the September 29 draw. The number surpassed the 430 invitations issued on September 1 by British Columbia.

This Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw assigned invitations to candidates belonging to International Graduate and Skilled Worker categories under the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams.

The EEBC category is meant for candidates who have registered a profile in the Express Entry system of the federal government. Express Entry is the country’s primary pathway for skilled immigrants who want to become permanent residents in Canada. The SI category, on the other hand, benefits skilled and semi-skilled workers whose professions are in high demand in British Columbia.


The minimum scores for the SI and EEBC categories :

  • SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 75
  • SI – Skilled Worker: 93
  • SI – International Graduate: 94
  • EEBC – International Graduate: 94
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker: 93
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For EEBC candidates to receive invitations, they should be registered in both the province’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) and the federal Express Entry system. Skills Immigration candidates just need to be registered with the SIRS.

Applicants who got an invitation to apply during the draw can submit their complete application within 30 calendar days from the date of invitation via the BC PNP Online registration system. It is important to remember that an invitation to apply is not a guarantee for a nomination.

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