BC PNP invites 258 applicants in Latest Tech draw

BC PNP invites 258 applicants in Latest Tech draw

Alisha Khan Alisha Khan
[Published 31 Aug, 2022 | 04:03 AM]
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Canada's British Columbia gave away the results of latest draw held on August 30, 2022. The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) sent out its weekly batch of invitations on. Around 258 new skilled worker applicants were asked to apply for a provincial nomination.

A total of 207 people were picked from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate targeting Tech category (Tech Draw) with a minimum score of 95 points. 

29 invitations were issued to Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) with a minimum score of 60.

13 invitations were sent from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 60, targeting Healthcare occupation. 

The Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled invited 5 immigrant applicants with a minimum score of 60 targeting Healthcare assistants with NOC 3413. 

Other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213) from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate category invited less than 5 applicants. 

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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 utilizing 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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