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British Columbia Invites 340 in the Latest Round of PNP Invitations

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Canada’s British Columbia has held another round of invitations under the provincial route to Canadian permanent residence.

On November 9, 2021, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited a total of 340 candidates to apply for a nomination by BC for Canada PR. Two separate draws were held in the same day.

The previous round of invitations by the BC PNP was on November 2, 2021. Weekly invitations are issued by British Columbia under Canadian PNP.

An Overview of November 9 BC PNP round of invitations 

[Total invitations issued: 340] 

Draw 1 of 2

Invitations issued: 53

[only to NOC 0621, NOC 0631]

Category Minimum SIRS Score
EEBC – Skilled Worker 104
EEBC – International Graduate 104
SI – Skilled Worker 104
SI – International Graduate 104
Draw 2 of 2

Invitations issued: 287

Category Minimum SIRS Score
EEBC – Skilled Worker 94
EEBC – International Graduate 80
SI – Skilled Worker 93
SI – International Graduate 80
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 69

Note. SIRS: Skills Immigration Registration System. NOC: National Occupational Classification matrix. NOC 0621: Retail and wholesale trade managers. NOC 0631: Restaurant and food service managers.

The SI stream is made up of five separate immigration categories. These are –

Except for the ELSS, all of the SI categories have an Express Entry BC (EEBC) option available.

To be eligible to apply under the EEBC, candidates must meet the criteria of the BC PNP as well as of the federal Express Entry programs. This will lead to a faster processing of their federal permanent residency application.




Canadian permanent residence through the provincial route is a 2-step process. A provincial nomination must be secured as the first step of the process. After securing a PNP Nomination, the Nomination Certificate can be used to apply for Canada PR to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

A PNP nomination is worth 600 CRS points for an IRCC Express Entry candidate. Here, by CRS is implied the Comprehensive Ranking System used to rank profiles on the basis of a 1,200-point matrix.

With the latest round of invitations, the BC PNP has issued more than 10,428 ITAs in 2021 so far.

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