In the latest draw held on June 30, 2020, British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP] has invited 314 immigration candidates through the categories of Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC. Those invited can now apply to the BC PNP for being provincially nominated for Canada’s permanent residence.
While the Skills Immigration candidates are only required to be registered with the BC PNP’s Skills Immigration Registration System [SIRS], to receive an invitation through the EEBC category, a candidate will have to register themselves with the federal Express Entry system as well as the SIRS.
The latest June 30 draw was the largest BC PNP draw to be held since COVID-19 special measures were introduced in Canada on March 18. Earlier, a March 10 BC PNP draw had 332 invitations issued.
British Columbia has the BC Express Entry stream aligned with the federal Express Entry system managing the pool of Canada immigration candidates for 3 main economic immigration categories of – the Federal Skilled Worker Program [FSWP], the Canadian Experience Class [CEC], and the Federal Skilled Trades Program [FSTP].
Express Entry candidates that are able to secure a provincial nomination through the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] are allotted 600 additional points that are added to their Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] score. With the additional 600 points, the profile is automatically boosted to the top of the pool, thereby ensuring that they are issued an invitation in the subsequent federal draw.
Since the introduction of the coronavirus special measures in Canada, the focus has shifted towards those candidates that are more likely to already be in Canada as against those currently overseas. From March 18, the federal Express Entry draws have alternated between the CEC and the PNP.
The latest federal draw – Express Entry Draw #154 – invited 3,508 CEC candidates on June 25, 2020.
Overview of the June 30 draw – Skilled Immigration and Express Entry – Total 314 invitations sent:
|Category||Minimum EOI Score|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||98|
|EEBC – International Graduate||100|
|SI – Skilled Worker||98|
|SI – International Graduate||100|
|SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||79|
As per the BC PNP, certain occupations were excluded from the June 30 draw due to the “impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on BC businesses”.
31 occupations that were NOT INCLUDED in the draw –
|0621||Retail and wholesale trade managers|
|0631||Restaurant and foodservice managers|
|0632||Accommodation service managers|
|0651||Managers in customer and personal services n.e.c.|
|6211||Retail sales 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||The 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|
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