On January 5, 2021, the first Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] draw of 2021 was held by the province of British Columbia in Canada.
168 invitations to apply were issued in total across 5 streams under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP].
In 2020, British Columbia invited around 9,464 Canada immigration hopefuls to apply for a nomination through the BC PNP.
Of these, while 9,310 invitations were through Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC, another around 154 invitations went out to Entrepreneur Immigration candidates.
With around 80 immigration pathways or ‘streams’ available, the PNP of Canada has various streams linked with the federal Express Entry system. That is, streams wherein the relevant province or territory searches the federal Express Entry pool for candidates with the most potential of succeeding in their local labour market.
An Express Entry candidate that is a provincial nominee is allotted 600 additional points towards their ranking score – the Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] score – that determines as to which profiles are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
No direct applications are considered for Canada PR. Only those invited can submit their complete application for permanent residence. It is the highest-ranked profiles that are issued invitations in the federal Express Entry draws that are held.
|In 2020, a record-breaking 107,350 ITAs were issued by IRCC in the 37 draws held throughout the year.|
Overview of the January 5, 2021 BC PNP draw
Invitations issued through the categories of Skills Immigration [SI] and Express Entry BC [EEBC].
Skills Immigration [SI]: For those with the “skills, experience and qualifications” required by the employers in BC.
Express Entry BC [EEBC]: For those with skills to fill a high-demand occupation in BC. Linked with the federal Express Entry system.
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||99|
|EEBC – International Graduate||99|
|SI – Skilled Worker||95|
|SI – International Graduate||95|
|SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||77|
Note. The minimum score here is the score allotted on registration under the BC PNP’s Skills Immigration Registration System [SIRS].
As per the BC PNP, “Periodically, we invite the highest scoring registrants in each category to apply to the BC Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP]. We then nominate successful applicants to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] for permanent residence.”
Occupations excluded from the draw
Certain occupations were excluded from the January 5 BC PNP draw due to the “Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on BC businesses”.
The National Occupational Classification [NOC] codes excluded –
|0621||Retail and wholesale trade managers|
|0631||Restaurant and food service managers|
|0632||Accommodation service managers|
|0651||Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.|
|6211||Retail sales supervisors|
|6311||Food service supervisors|
|6313||Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors|
|6341||Hairstylists and barbers|
|6511||Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses|
|6513||Food and beverage servers|
|6522||Pursers and flight attendants|
|6523||Airline ticket and service agents|
|6524||Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks|
|6525||Hotel front desk clerks|
|6531||Tour and travel guides|
|6532||Outdoor sport and recreational guides|
|6562||Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations|
|6564||Other personal service occupations|
|6621||Service station attendants|
|6711||Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations|
|6721||Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services|
|6722||Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport|
|6731||Light duty cleaners|
Those invited by BC PNP have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation for submitting a complete application via BC PNP Online.
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