British Columbia invited a total of 100 immigrant applicants to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on October 20.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued a total of 80 invitations under the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams. Applicants were invited from the skilled worker and international graduate subcategories.
The minimum score required for successful applicants was 80 in all categories.
Also, 20 people were invited under the BC Entrepreneur Immigration Program. A total of 15 invitations were issued under the basic entrepreneur immigration category and 5 under the regional entrepreneur immigration pilot project. Candidates had to achieve a minimum score of 122 in the basic category and 109 in the regional pilot.
BC PNP holds rounds of invitations through its various categories and PNP feeds every week. British Columbia’s largest PNP draw of the year issued 450 invitations to provincial nominations on September 29.
British Columbia hosts a weekly Tech Pilot round of invitations in which applicants with job postings in 29 eligible occupations are invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Launched in 2017, the Tech Pilot project aims to help the technology sector in British Columbia recruit IT workers to meet current labor market needs.
To be eligible for Tech Pilot, applicants must be enrolled in one of British Columbia’s existing provincial immigration streams and have a valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of the eligible occupations of the technical pilot.
To apply for the EEBC or Skills Immigration categories, applicants must first create a profile through the BC PNP online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Applicants are awarded points based on factors such as education level, work experience, English proficiency, and location of employment.
If a candidate is approved, they can then use their provincial nomination to apply for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program.
Express Entry applicants who receive a nomination from British Columbia will receive an additional 600 points for their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and will effectively be guaranteed an Invitation to Apply (ITA) upon submission. ” a future Express Entry draw.
The latest Express Entry draw was one of the largest ever, inviting 4,500 applicants to apply for permanent residence.
Meanwhile, Entrepreneur Immigration – Basic Category is for experienced entrepreneurs who are going to start or take over an existing business in British Columbia. The regional pilot project aims to attract entrepreneurs to participating regions of the province to promote economic development.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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