British Columbia invited 407 immigrant applicants in a raffle for the Provincial Nominee Program which took place on September 15, 2020.
The new invitations have been sent to candidates in the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams, in particular the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry level, and Semi-Skilled categories.
The minimum scores for this draw ranged from 75 to 95 points.
The EEBC category is intended for applicants with a valid profile in the federal government’s Express Entry system, which is the primary gateway 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.
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) categories are administered through the British Columbia’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). To apply through SIRS, eligible applicants must first open an account. Upon completion of this step, applicants are assigned a score based on factors such as education, work experience, and language proficiency.
Highest scoring candidates are invited to apply for the provincial nomination when British Columbia hosts another of its frequent draws.
Categories managed under SIRS require applicants to have a job offer from an employer in British Columbia.
Express Entry is an application management system, introduced in 2015. Express Entry applicants are awarded points based on human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and proficiency in English or French.
Candidates invited under the BC PNP’s “enhanced” streams EEBC: Skilled Worker and EEBC: International Graduate categories can earn an additional 600 points under the CRS and an ITA in a subsequent entry draw federal express if they are successful with their appointment.
Express Entry draws continue to take place every two weeks despite current border closures and travel restrictions. The last Express Entry draw, which took place earlier today, resulted in 4,200 invitations to apply for permanent residence – the second largest round of invitations since the system launched in 2015. So far this year, IRCC has issued 74,150 ITAs and said it will continue to make efforts to accommodate high levels of new immigrants in the years to come and beyond.
The province of British Columbia has weekly draws, with the previous one taking place on September 8. In total so far this year, British Columbia has invited over 6,000 immigrant applicants to apply for a provincial nomination through regular PNP and Tech Pilot draws.
Tech Pilot applicants are exempt from the permanent full-time job offer requirement that applies to most immigration categories under the BC PNP. However, Tech Pilot applicants must demonstrate a job offer that lasts at least one year and remains at least 120 calendar days at the time they apply for a provincial appointment.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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