British Columbia invited 276 Skills immigration and Express entry candidates for provincial nomination on a provincial draw held on June 16. Invitations were sent to skilled worker candidates and international graduates in the BC PNP’s Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.
The Express Entry BC (EEBC) category is intended for applicants with a valid profile in the federal government’s Express Entry system, which is the primary route into Canada for skilled immigrants hoping to obtain permanent residence in Canada.
BC PNP’s Skills Immigration category is for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province of British Columbia.
The minimum score required for today’s draw was between 80 and 103 for the five EEBC and Immigration Skills (IS) categories concerned.
Minimum points required under the BC PNP’s latest round of invitations are as follows:
In order to receive an invitation through the EEBC, applicants must be registered under both the federal express entry system and BC PNP’s SIRS – Skills Immigration Ranking System.
Express Entry is the federal government’s application management system. Express Entry applicants receive points based on human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and proficiency in the English or French language.
Express Entry applicants with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points for their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
Applicants for immigration must only be registered with the SIRS.
British Columbia has so far held three draws in June, the last of which is a technical draw held on June 9.
Tech Pilot draws are held weekly and applicants are given a score based on factors such as education, work experience, and language proficiency as part of the registration process.
Created in 2017, the Tech Pilot responds to labour demands from the British Columbia technology sector that cannot be met locally. Its goal is to ensure that the technology sector in British Columbia has access to the talent it needs to continue to grow.
Tech Pilot applicants are exempt from the requirement for a permanent full-time job offer that applies to most immigration categories under the BC PNP.
However, Tech Pilot applicants must demonstrate an offer of employment that lasts at least one year and that has at least 120 calendar days at the time of their application for a provincial appointment.
British Columbia recently announced that the Tech Pilot will be extended until June 2021.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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