BC PNP Invites 430 immigrants in the latest round of invitations
British Columbia invited more than 430 immigrant applicants to apply for the provincial nomination for Canada PR Visa in a draw on September 1.
BC PNP continues to exclude occupations from tourism, hospitality, retail, and personal services due to widespread unemployment in these industries since the start of the pandemic of COVID-19.
Invitations were sent to the skilled workers and international graduate candidates in the BC Express Entry (EEBC), Skills Immigration (SI), and Entrepreneur streams.
The EEBC category is intended for applicants with a valid profile in the federal government’s Express Entry system, which is the primary route to Canada for skilled immigrants hoping to obtain permanent residence in Canada.
The SI 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 ranged between 76 and 98 points for the five EEBC and SI categories involved.
The minimum scores were:
To receive an invitation through the EEBC, applicants must be registered in both the Federal Express Entry System and the British Columbia’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Express Entry is the federal government’s application management system. Express Entry applicants are awarded points based on human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and proficiency in English or French. Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points for their CRS score.
SI applicants need only be registered with the SIRS.
Invitations were also sent to applicants for the Entrepreneur Immigration Stream – Basic Category and the Regional Entrepreneur Immigration Pilot Program stream on September 1.
In the Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category, six invitations were sent to applicants with scores as low as 126. The Base Category is for either senior executives or business owners who are considering a business opportunity, to invest in a business in British Columbia and actively manage it daily.
Fewer than five invitations were also sent out to applicants who scored at least 128 through the Regional Entrepreneur Immigration Pilot Stream, which aims to attract new businesses to small regional communities in British Columbia.
These three new draws follow last week’s draw in which 72 invitations were issued as part of the BC PNP technical pilot to skilled workers and international graduates with job offers in one of its 29 eligible technological occupations.
A minimum score of 80 points was the cutoff for each category.
Launched in 2017, the Tech Pilot addresses the workforce needs of the technology sector in British Columbia.
BC PNP Tech Pilot applicants are not required to demonstrate an offer of full-time indeterminate employment, a requirement that applies to most other BC PNP immigration categories. Instead, candidates must have a job offer of at least one-year duration and have at least 120 calendar days remaining when applying for a provincial appointment.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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