British Columbia PNP conducts new skills immigration draw!

British Columbia PNP conducts new skills immigration draw!

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[Published 09 Mar, 2023 | 05:33 AM]
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The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted a new invitation round on March 7, 2023. This latest BC PNP draw issued a total of 274 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates from the Skills Immigration stream.

The March 7 BC PNP draw issued invitations across two categories: General and Targeted.

CATEGORY 1: General Draw

A total of 229 candidates across a General Draw (including Tech occupations) with ITAs being issued to -

  • Skilled Workers (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 100
  • International Graduates (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 105
  • Entry-Level & Semi-Skilled with a minimum score of 85.

CATEGORY 2: Targeted Draw

A total of 45 candidates across a Targeted Draw with ITAs being issued to –

  • 26 Skilled Workers & International Graduates (including EEBC option) from Childcare: Early Childhood Educators & Assistants (NOC 42202) - with a minimum score of 60. 
  • 19 Skilled Workers & International Graduates (including EEBC option) from Healthcare - with a minimum score of 60.

How to receive a nomination from British Columbia PNP?

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a program that allows the province of British Columbia to nominate individuals who have the skills and experience needed to contribute to the province's economy and communities. If you are interested in receiving a nomination from the BC PNP, here are the general steps you can take:

1. Check your eligibility: First, you need to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for one of the BC PNP streams. These eligibility criteria may vary depending on the stream you are applying for.

2. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI): If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will need to create an online profile with the BC PNP and submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). Your EOI will be assigned a CRS score based on factors such as your education, work experience, language skills, and other factors.

3. Receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA): Based on your CRS score, you may be invited to apply to the BC PNP. If you receive an ITA, you will have 30 days to submit a complete application.

4. Submit a complete application: Once you receive an ITA, you will need to submit a complete application, including all the required documents and supporting evidence.

5. Attend an interview: Depending on the stream you are applying for, you may be required to attend an interview with a BC PNP representative.

6. Receive a nomination: If your application is successful, you will receive a nomination from the BC PNP. This nomination will allow you to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

It's important to note that the BC PNP is a highly competitive program, and meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will receive a nomination. Therefore, it's essential to ensure that your application is as strong as possible by providing all the required documentation and presenting your qualifications and experience in the best possible light.

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