British Columbia in Canada has held its first provincial draw in 2022, under the provincial route to Canadian permanent residence.
On January 4, 2022, British Columbia issued a total of 102 invitations to Canada immigration hopefuls looking to settle in British Columbia as permanent residents.
This is the first provincial draw to be held under Canadian PNP in 2022 so far.
|An Overview of January 4 BC PNP Tech draw |
Total invitations issued: 102
|Immigration Streams||Minimum SIRS Score|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||80|
|EEBC – International Graduate||80|
|SI – Skilled Worker||80|
|SI – International Graduate||80|
Note. SIRS: Skills Immigration Registration System, that allots a registration score, referred to as the SIRS score, based on an assessment of certain factors.
British Columbia is a part of the Provincial Nominee Program of Canada, commonly referred to as Canadian PNP.
|14,100 Express Entry candidates got permanent residence in Canada in 2020 through Canadian PNP.|
Of these, 4,517 had British Columbia as their province/territory of destination.
BC PNP’s Express Entry BC is linked with the federal Express Entry system.
How can I immigrate to British Columbia?
There are many pathways that lead to BC immigration.
|Provincial program – BC PNP||BC PNP Express Entry (EEBC)||EEBC – Skilled Worker|
|EEBC – Healthcare Professional|
|EEBC – International Graduate|
|EEBC – International Post-Graduate|
|BC PNP Skills Immigration (SI)||SI – Skilled Worker|
SI – Healthcare Professional
SI – International Graduate
SI – International Post-Graduate
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
|BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration (EI)||Base Category|
|Federal programs||Express Entry System||Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)|
|Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)|
|Canadian Experience Class (CEC)|
|Temporary Foreign Worker Program|
|Start-up Visa Program|
|Self-Employed Persons Program|
|Live-in Caregiver Program|
What is BC PNP Tech?
An expedited immigration pathway, BC PNP Tech operates within the existing categories of Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC).
BC PNP Tech offers skilled workers looking to immigrate to British Columbia a fast-tracked route to Canadian permanent residence, provided they have a job offer in BC in any of the 29 key tech occupations.
Earlier known as BC PNP Tech Pilot, the same has now been extended indefinitely and renamed accordingly.
|To be eligible for BC PNP Tech, the job offer in BC must be – (1) valid, (2) under any of the 29 eligible occupations, (3) for a minimum of 1 year in duration, (4) with at least 120 days left at the time of applying to BC PNP.|
On a periodic basis, the highest-scoring registrants in each of the BC PNP categories are invited to apply to the BC PNP. Those successful in securing a PNP nomination through British Columbia can then proceed to applying to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence.
A PNP nomination guarantees an invitation to apply for an IRCC Express Entry candidate. 67 points will have to be scored to create an Express Entry profile.
The decision to grant Canadian permanent residence lies with the federal government of Canada. While provincial and territorial governments in Canada might nominate Canada immigration hopefuls, IRCC decides who gets to settle in Canada as a permanent resident.
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