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British Columbia Welcomes 289 in Latest PNP Draw

Ashley Shelton



British Columbia PNP Draw

Canadian Province British Columbia welcomes 289 immigration candidates through the PNP draw held on January 25. BC held draws through the BC PNP, inviting candidates from the Skills Immigration and Express Entry streams. All the invitations were issued to those from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Express Entry, and Semi-Skilled sub-categories. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program is exclusively designed to invite foreign workers who want to become permanent residents.

In this British Columbia PNP draw, the majority of invitations, 264 were sent through a general draw. These immigration candidates received invitations with minimum score requirements between 77 and 114 depending upon the program eligibility.

The other draw targeted the immigration candidates whose occupation falls under the NOC 0621 or NOC 0631, this draw invited 25 invitations with a minimum score of 114 across the board.

Since last February, BC has been organizing a separate round of invitations twice a month. These draws are held due to the high number of immigration candidates labour market sectors who are registered in British Columbia’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

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British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

This Provincial Nominee Program is designed to attract foreign workers who wish to work and settle in Canada.  British Columbia PNP is divided into sub-categories. These streams are divided into sub-categories, Skills Immigration and Express Entry, both are managed under Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). In a way to apply through SIRS, one is first required to create an account and after it is done, one will be assigned a score based on factors like education, work experience, and language skills.

The highest-scoring immigration candidates from every sub-category are then allowed to apply for a provincial nomination to further apply for PR when BC organizes its regular draws. If you receive an invitation, you will have 30 days from the date of the invitation to submit a complete application through the BC PNP online system.

After submitting the complete British Columbia PNP application, you will be updated on the province’s decision within two to three months. If the nomination is successful, you will be eligible to apply for PR status under the Provincial Nominee Class. Every nomination is valid for 6 months from the date of confirmation.

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