British Columbia invited 314 Express Entry and Skills Immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in a new round of invitation held on June 30. The province of British Columbia has issued 314 invitations through its Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories.
Today’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw was the largest held by British Columbia since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and the second largest in 2020. The largest draw took place before the pandemic began on March 10, and received 332 published invitations.
The BC Express Entry stream is aligned with the federal government’s express entry system, which manages the pool of applicants for Canada’s three main categories of economic immigration – the Federal Skilled Worker category, the Federal Skilled Trades category, and the Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry applicants with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points for their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and their permanent resident applications are processed through the Express Entry System, which has a guaranteed processing time of six months or less.
The skills applicants invited to apply for a provincial appointment to the British Columbia PNP during this round came from the skilled worker, international graduate, and beginner and semi-skilled categories of the component.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, British Columbia has once again excluded certain occupations from today’s draw, mainly related to tourism, hospitality, and retail.
The minimum score required for today’s draw was between 79 and 100 for the five EEBC and SI categories concerned.
More specifically, the minimum scores were:
In order to receive an invitation via the EEBC, applicants must be registered under both the federal express entry system and the British Columbia Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Applicants for immigration must only be registered with the SIRS.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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