In the latest draw held on August 7, 2020, the province of British Columbia has invited 437 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination through the BC Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP].
Skilled workers and international graduate candidates invited under the categories of Skilled Worker, International Graduate, as well as Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker categories.
All invited Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates are required to have a full-time job offer with an employer in BC.
Invited candidates that are able to secure a provincial nomination will get an additional 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] scores. Coming into play when the profiles are in the Express Entry pool, the CRS is used for ranking profiles against one another.
Simply put, the higher the CRS, the sooner an Invitation to Apply [ITA] for Canada PR – from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] – can be expected. With a 600 points boost through a PNP nomination, it is a guarantee that the candidate will receive an ITA in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw that is held.
To be eligible for the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories, candidates are required to register themselves with the online portal of the BC PNP. Upon registration, a score is allotted to the candidate as per the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System [SIRS].
Overview of August 7, 2020, BC PNP draw – Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC – Total 437 invitations sent
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||97|
|EEBC – International Graduate||98|
|SI – Skilled Worker||97|
|SI – International Graduate||98|
|SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||76|
Note. – As per the BC PNP, due to the “impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on BC businesses”, 31 National Occupational Classification [NOC] codes were excluded from the present draw – 0621, 0631, 0632, 0651, 3236, 6211, 6311, 6313, 6321, 6322, 6341, 6421, 6511, 6512, 6513, 6521, 6522, 6523, 6524, 6525, 6531, 6532, 6533, 6562, 6564, 6611, 6621, 6711, 6721, 6722, 6731.
BC PNP draws in 2020 so far
[I] Skills Immigration and Express Entry draws
|January 7, 2020||173||–|
|January 14, 2020||70||Tech Pilot draw|
|January 21, 2020||58||Tech Pilot draw|
|January 28, 2020||284||–|
|February 4, 2020||85||Tech Pilot draw|
|February 11, 2020||83||Tech Pilot draw|
|February 19, 2020||53||Tech Pilot draw|
|February 27, 2020||290||–|
|March 3, 2020||80||Tech Pilot draw|
|March 10, 2020||332||–|
|March 17, 2020||87||Tech Pilot draw|
|March 30, 2020||311||Certain occupations excluded.|
|April 7, 2020||147||Tech Pilot draw|
|April 16, 2020||271||Certain occupations excluded.|
|April 21, 2020||91||Tech Pilot draw|
|April 29, 2020||75||Tech Pilot draw|
|May 7, 2020||237||Certain occupations excluded.|
|May 12, 2020||92||Tech Pilot draw|
|May 19, 2020||170||Certain occupations excluded.|
|May 26, 2020||133||Tech Pilot draw|
|June 2, 2020||241||Certain occupations excluded.|
|June 9, 2020||87||Tech Pilot draw|
|June 16, 2020||276||Certain occupations excluded.|
|June 23, 2020||87||Tech Pilot draw|
|June 30, 2020||314||Certain occupations excluded.|
|July 7, 2020||57||Tech Pilot draw|
|July 14, 2020||320||Certain occupations excluded.|
|July 21, 2020||62||Tech Pilot draw|
|July 28, 2020||34||Tech Pilot draw|
|August 7, 2020||437||Certain occupations excluded.|
|TOTAL invitations in 2020 so far – 5,037.|
[II] Entrepreneur Immigration [EI]
|January 14, 2020||EI – Regional Pilot||7|
|January 14, 2020||EI – Base Category||18|
|February 4, 2020||EI – Regional Pilot||5|
|February 4, 2020||EI – Base Category||14|
|April 6, 2020||EI – Regional Pilot||18|
|June 2, 2020||EI – Regional Pilot||9|
|June 2, 2020||EI – Base Category||29|
|July 28, 2020||EI – Regional Pilot||5|
|July 28, 2020||EI – Base Category||7|
|TOTAL invitations in 2020 so far – 112|
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