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British Columbia invites 354 in latest PNP draw

BC PNP Draw

In the latest round of invitations held on October 27, 2020, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP] has invited 354 Canadian immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

The province of British Columbia has a high demand for skilled workers exploring options for work overseas in Canada. BC is expected to have 861,000 job openings between 2019 and 2029.

Candidates that received invitations in the latest BC PNP draw were those eligible for 5 separate immigration pathways under the BC PNP.

Express Entry candidates that are nominated through any of the PNP pathways linked with the federal Express Entry system are allotted 600 additional points towards their ranking score. Referred to as the Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] score, it is the CRS that determines which candidates are invited from the Express Entry pool.

The higher the CRS, the sooner is the candidate invited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Hence, a provincial nomination through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] is a guarantee of being issued an ITA in a federal Express Entry held subsequently.

Skills Immigration [SI] stream of the BC PNP is for skilled workers that have the skills, experience and well as qualifications required by the employers in British Columbia.

Express Entry BC [EEBC] stream is linked with the federal Express Entry system of Canada. The EEBC stream provides an expedited Canada immigration pathway for skilled workers that intend settling in the province.

In order to be considered by the BC PNP for the SI or EEBC categories, a candidate must first create a profile through the BC PNP’s Online Portal. Following successful registration with the Skills Immigration Registration System [SIRS], a score will be allotted to the candidate based on their potential of thriving in BC.

This score will determine whether they are issued an invitation in subsequent BC PNP draws that are held. The minimum score required varies from draw to draw as well as from sub-category to sub-category.

Overview of the October 27 BC PNP draw – Total 354 invitations issued

Category Minimum Score
EEBC – Skilled Worker 92
EEBC – International Graduate 93
SI – Skilled Worker 93
SI – International Graduate 94
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 75

Note. – The exact number of invitations issued under each of the sub-categories targeted under a draw is generally not disclosed by the BC PNP.

According to the BC PNP, certain occupations have not been included in the October 27 BC PNP draw due to the “impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on BC businesses”.

The excluded National Occupational Classification [NOC] codes are –

0621 0631 0632 0651 3236 6211 6311 6313
6321 6322 6341 6421 6511 6512 6513 6521
6522 6523 6524 6525 6531 6532 6533 6562
6564 6611 6621 6711 6721 6722 6731

The largest PNP draw by British Columbia in 2020 was held on September 29 wherein a total of 450 invitations were issued to apply for a BC PNP nomination.

BC PNP draws in 2020 so far

[I] Skills Immigration and Express Entry draws

Date Invitations issued Details
January 7, 2020 173
January 14, 2020 70 Tech Pilot draw
January 21, 2020 58 Tech Pilot draw
January 28, 2020 284
February 4, 2020 85 Tech Pilot draw
February 11, 2020 83 Tech Pilot draw
February 19, 2020 53 Tech Pilot draw
February 27, 2020 290
March 3, 2020 80 Tech Pilot draw
March 10, 2020 332
March 17, 2020 87 Tech Pilot draw
March 30, 2020 311 Certain occupations excluded.
April 7, 2020 147 Tech Pilot draw
April 16, 2020 271 Certain occupations excluded.
April 21, 2020 91 Tech Pilot draw
April 29, 2020 75 Tech Pilot draw
May 7, 2020 237 Certain occupations excluded.
May 12, 2020 92 Tech Pilot draw
May 19, 2020 170 Certain occupations excluded.
May 26, 2020 133 Tech Pilot draw
June 2, 2020 241 Certain occupations excluded.
June 9, 2020 87 Tech Pilot draw
June 16, 2020 276 Certain occupations excluded.
June 23, 2020 87 Tech Pilot draw
June 30, 2020 314 Certain occupations excluded.
July 7, 2020 57 Tech Pilot draw
July 14, 2020 320 Certain occupations excluded.
July 21, 2020 62 Tech Pilot draw
July 28, 2020 34 Tech Pilot draw
August 7, 2020 437 Certain occupations excluded.
August 11, 2020 52 Tech Pilot draw
August 18, 2020 302 Certain occupations excluded.
August 25, 2020 72 Tech Pilot draw
September 1, 2020 428 Certain occupations excluded.
September 8, 2020 67 Tech Pilot draw
September 15, 2020 407 Certain occupations excluded.
September 22, 2020 74 Tech Pilot draw
September 29, 2020 450 Certain occupations excluded.
October 6, 2020 72 Tech Pilot draw
October 13, 2020 417 Certain occupations excluded.
October 20, 2020 80 Tech Pilot draw
October 27, 2020 354 Certain occupations excluded.
TOTAL invitations in 2020 so far – 7,812.

[II] Entrepreneur Immigration [EI]

Date Category Invitations issued
January 14, 2020 EI – Regional Pilot 7
EI – Base Category 18
February 4, 2020 EI – Regional Pilot 5
EI – Base Category 14
April 6, 2020 EI – Regional Pilot 18
June 2, 2020 EI – Regional Pilot 9
EI – Base Category 29
July 28, 2020 EI – Regional Pilot 5
EI – Base Category 7
September 1, 2020 EI – Regional Pilot <5
EI – Base Category 6
October 20, 2020 EI – Base Category 15
EI – Regional Pilot 5
TOTAL invitations in 2020 so far – 143 approx.

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