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BC invites 444 in latest round of PNP invitation

BC invites 444 in latest round of PNP invitations

A total of 444 Canada immigration candidates have been invitedin the latest round of invitations by the Canadian province of British Columbia.

On March 2, 2021, there were 2 provincial draws held by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP] under Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program [PNP].

 

While 418 Invitations to Apply [ITAs] were issued in 1 draw, another 26 ITAs by the BC PNP,in a separately held draw, went to the occupations of “Retail and wholesale trade managers” and “Restaurant and food service managers”.

Part of the PNP of Canada, British Columbia invites the “highest scoring registrants” in each of the BC PNP categories to apply for a nomination by the province for Canadian permanent residence.

 

Candidates that are successful in securing a PNP nomination get a step closer to applying for their Canada PR.

A PNP nomination, fetching 600 ranking points [as per the Comprehensive Ranking System or CRS] for an Express Entry candidate, guarantees an invitation by the federal government of Canada in the next federal draw to be held.

Information on the ITAs issued by the BC PNP is posted shortly after the date that the invitation round is held.

An Overview of March 2 BC PNP round of invitations

 

Draw 1 of 2

Invitations issued: 26 [only to NOC 0621, NOC 0631]

Category Minimum Score
EEBC – Skilled Worker 118
EEBC – International Graduate 118
SI – Skilled Worker 118
SI – International Graduate 118
Draw 2 of 2

Invitations issued: 418

Category Minimum Score
EEBC – Skilled Worker 97
EEBC – International Graduate 94
SI – Skilled Worker 97
SI – International Graduate 94
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 83

Note. EEBC: Express Entry BC; SI: Skills Immigration.

Offering a faster pathway for eligible skilled workers to acquire their permanent residence in BC, the EEBC stream of the BC PNP connects with the federal Express Entry system.

There are 4 EEBC streams: [1] EEBC – Skilled Worker, [2] EEBC – Healthcare Professional, [3] EEBC – International Graduate, and [4] EEBC – International Post-Graduate.

 

Those applying for the EEBC – Skilled Worker or the EEBC – International Graduate category will be required to first create their profile with BC PNP Online as part of the registration process.

No prior registration is need for those applying under the categories of EEBC – Healthcare Professional or EEBC – International Post-Graduate. Such individuals can apply directly visa BC PNP Online.

The SI pathway of the BC PNP is for those with the “skills, experience and qualifications needed by BC employers”.

There are 5 streams under BC PNP’s SI: [1] SI – Skilled Worker, [2] SI – International Graduate, [3] SI – International Post-Graduate, [4] SI – Healthcare Professional, and [5] Entry Level and Semi-Skilled.

What is the difference between EEBC and SI?
EEBC SI
Online application process Paper application process
Aligned with the federal Express Entry system Not aligned with the federal Express Entry system
Expedited processing by IRCC IRCC processing time differs from that of the EEBC
Only for skilled occupations that come under Skill Level 0, A and B of the National Occupational Classification [NOC]. For all skilled occupations – Skill Level 0, A, B, C and D of the NOC.
Applicants to meet minimum criteria for any one of the 3* programs that come under the Express Entry System of Canada. While prior work experience not mandatory for some categories, work experience might benefit an application.

*The Federal Worker Program [FSWP], the Federal Skilled Trades Program [FSTP], and the Canadian Experience Class [CEC].

In 2020, a total of 9,310 Canada immigration candidates received invitations from British Columbia through the BC PNP categories of SI and EEBC.

BC PNP draws in 2021

 

Total invitations issued so far: 1,839

 

·         Skills Immigration [SI]

·         Express Entry [EEBC]

·         Entrepreneur Immigration [EI]

 

Date Invitations issued Categories Details
January 5, 2021 168 SI and EEBC Certain occupations excluded.
January 12, 2021 80 SI and EEBC Tech Pilot draw
January 19, 2021 195 SI and EEBC Certain occupations excluded.
January 26, 2021 81 SI and EEBC Tech Pilot draw
February 2, 2021 208 SI and EEBC Certain occupations excluded.
February 2, 2021 8 EI Base Category
February 9, 2021 74 SI and EEBC Tech Pilot draw
February 16, 2021 35 SI and EEBC Invitations issued only to –

·         NOC 0621: Retail and wholesale trade managers, and

·         NOC 0631: Restaurant and food service managers.

[Note. – This draw was conducted separately.]

459 SI and EEBC Temporary suspension on 31 occupations lifted.

Effective February 16, 2021, the BC PNP resumed issuing ITAs to the 31 occupations previously excluded from draws.

February 23, 2021 87 SI and EEBC Tech Pilot draw
March 2, 2021 26 SI and EEBC Invitations issued only to –

·         NOC 0621: Retail and wholesale trade managers, and

·         NOC 0631: Restaurant and food service managers.

418 SI and EEBC Included the 31 occupations previously excluded due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.

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