BC PNP invited skilled immigrants to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR Visa in the latest provincial draw held on December 1, 2020.
British Columbia PNP issued 68 invitations under the BC Express Entry (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.
Applicants were invited into the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories through BC PNP’s technical pilot program. Applicants who were invited in the latest provincial draw must have job offers in an eligible technology occupation to receive the nomination.
The minimum score required for successful applicants was 80 in all categories.
BC PNP also issued 11 invitations as part of its entrepreneurial immigration component. The minimum score required for this draw was 121.
BC PNP holds draws in two categories and streams of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) every week.
For a skilled immigrant to apply under BC PNP’s Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories, applicants must first create a profile through BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
All the applications for provincial nomination under BC PNP’s SIRS are assessed and assigned a score based on factors such as education level, work experience, English proficiency, and location of employment.
Once the application is successfully assessed, they can then use their provincial nomination to apply for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the PNP.
600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points are awarded to Express Entry candidates who get a provincial nomination from British Columbia.
BC PNP is one of Canada’s PNPs. With provincial nomination programs, provinces can nominate newcomers who can settle in the local labor market.
BC PNP has run 25 technical draws since January, with minimum scores dropping from 90 to 80 points that have remained constant for several months.
It should be noted that British Columbia continues to regularly invite workers and graduates into non-tech occupations.
British Columbia’s high-growth tech sector has grown even faster in recent years due to the influx of international talent leaving US tech hubs such as Silicon Valley. This has been attributed, in part, to strict immigration and economic policies that have led to a period of uncertainty in the US tech sector.
In addition to its reputation for innovation and technological talent, British Columbia’s mild climate and its proximity to US markets are also factors that attract businesses and workers.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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