As of today, the province of British Columbia has issued a total of 3,893 invitations in 2021. In the recent draw that was held last week, 362 immigration candidates were invited by the province. Candidates across various industries were invited in this draw, specifically, retail and wholesale trade managers as well as restaurant and food service managers.
Candidates in the general draw received invitations from the Skilled Immigration (SI) and Express Entry British Columbia (EE BC) streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program (BC PNP). SI and EE BC streams saw invitations issued specifically to skilled workers, international graduates as well as entry- level and semi-skilled level sub- categories.
The draws ranged between 78 and 95 points, with a total of 348 candidates being invited. Applicants whose occupation falls under NOC 0621 and NOC 0631 saw separate draws with a score of 113, resulted in 14 invitations.
About the BC PNP
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) categories are managed under BC’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). In order to apply via the SIRS, qualifying candidates must first register an account. Applicants are assessed and given a ranking based on criteria such as level of schooling, work experience, English language proficiency and job location. Candidates who succeed in receiving the nomination will receive an additional 600 CRS points, which, in effect, guarantee them an Invitation to Apply from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
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