British Columbia has now invited nearly 6,000 immigrant applicants to apply for provincial nomination this year.
British Columbia invited 302 immigrant applicants to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw on August 18.
The invitations issued in this draw were sent to candidates registered in the Skilled Worker and International Graduates categories of the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). Applicants in the Skills Immigration category: Entry-level and Semi-skilled workers were also invited.
The BC PNP Express Entry categories are open to applicants with a profile in the federal Express Entry system. The federal system manages the pool of applicants for three of Canada’s major economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.
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 distributed as follows:
To receive an invitation through the EEBC, applicants must be enrolled in both the Federal Express Entry System and the British Columbia Skills Registration System (SIRS).
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 English or French. Express entry profiles with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points for their CRS score.
So far, British Columbia has held three raffles in August, including a technical draw on August 11.
Tech Pilot sweepstakes take place weekly and applicants also receive a score based on factors such as education, work experience, and language skills as part of the registration process.
Created in 2017, the Tech Pilot responds to labor demands in British Columbia’s tech sector that cannot be met locally. Its goal is to ensure BC’s tech sector has access to the talent it needs to continue to grow.
Tech Pilot applicants are exempt from the permanent full-time job offer requirement that applies to most immigration categories under the BC PNP. However, they must demonstrate a job offer that lasts at least one year and has at least 120 calendar days remaining when they apply 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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