BC invites 165 candidates in latest draw
On July 19, British Columbia PNP held its latest draw. The draw was out inviting a total of 165 candidates for provincial nomination. The results were made public for Targeted category draws. The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) sent out its weekly batch of invitations on. 165 new candidates were invited.
The invitations were sent from the Targeted draw (including Tech, Early childhood educators and assistants and Healthcare occupations) category including:
139 invitations were sent from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 85, targeting Tech draw candidates.
18 invitations were sent from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 60, targeting childcare: early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214).
8 invitations were sent to Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) with a minimum score of 60 targeting Healthcare workers.
About BC PNP Skilled Worker
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) run by the province of British Columbia, contains a number of immigration programmes, including the British Columbia Skilled Worker programme. Immigration nominees who have a job offer and a strong chance of integrating into the BC labour force are given priority by BC Skilled Worker.
Those applicants who are chosen for the BC Skilled Worker programme will be requested to make an official application for Canadian permanent residency. Candidates can apply for this stream without having an Express Entry profile. However, applicants who are eligible and have an active Express Entry profile might be able to use Express Entry to apply to the stream for quicker processing. Through the BC Tech Pilot, candidates with experience in specific tech occupations may qualify for faster processing and other incentives.
BC Skilled Worker process of application
There is an Expression of Interest (EOI) system in place for the British Columbia Skilled Worker stream. Candidates can create a profile utilising the BC's online immigration portal if they match the basic stream requirements. Candidates must specify on this BC profile whether they are using the standard Skills Immigration method or the expedited Express Entry option. The BC Skills Immigration Ranking System will be used to rate and compare candidates after the profile has been submitted. When the stream has one of its recurring intakes, the top candidates will be encouraged to apply.
Within 30 days of receiving the invitation to apply, candidates must submit a comprehensive application to the stream. Each applicant must pay a $1150 CAD application fee for the BC Skilled Worker stream. The individual will get a provincial nomination for permanent residency from BC if the application is accepted. In order to start working in Canada while their application for permanent residency is being processed, candidates can also ask to get a letter of support for a temporary work permit.
The applicant has six months to submit a formal application for permanent residence if they specified on their BC profile that they were using the conventional Skills Immigration procedure to apply to the BC Skilled Worker stream. A paper application must be completed and mailed to the designated application centre. Applications for permanent residency submitted on paper are typically processed in 18 months.
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