Canada’s British Columbia province has held another round of invitations under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP].
On September 7, 2021, British Columbia PNP invited another 34 Canada immigration hopefuls to apply to the BC PNP for a nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
As this was another BC PNP Tech draw by the province, invitations issued went out to tech candidates with a valid job offer in BC in any of the 29 key occupations.
Earlier referred to as BC PNP Tech Pilot, the same has been extended permanently and renamed accordingly.
The previous BC PNP draw was held on August 31, 2021. The previous BC PNP Tech draw, on the other hand, was held on August 24, 2021.
|An Overview of September 7 BC PNP Tech draw |
Total invitations issued: 34
|Express Entry BC – EEBC|
Skills Immigration – SI
|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. SIRS score is allotted following an assessment of the profile on certain factors.
British Columbia expected to have 861,000 job openings between 2019 and 2029
Invitations issued by British Columbia under Canadian PNP are officially referred to as Invitations to Apply [ITAs].
|The BC PNP Tech is not a separate category. |
ITAs by British Columbia through BC PNP Tech go out to candidates eligible for the existing categories of – Skills Immigration [SI] and Express Entry BC [EEBC].
EEBC is linked with the federal Express Entry system. SI category runs independently.
Both the BC PNP categories of EEBC and SI target skilled workers.
There are around 80 immigration pathways available under the PNP of Canada, many of them linked with the federal Express Entry system.
A PNP nomination = 600 CRS points for an Express Entry candidate, thereby guaranteeing an invitation to apply by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC].
Canada PR through Canadian PNP is a 2-step process –
 Firstly, a PNP nomination will have to be secured.
 The Nomination Certificate issued can then be used for applying to IRCC for permanent residence in Canada.
|With the latest BC PNP draw, a total of 8,161 ITAs have been issued by the BC PNP so far in 2021.|
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