Canada’s British Columbia has held its latest provincial draw on November 24, 2020. A total of 360 immigration candidates have been issued invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
These invitations were issued under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP]. The province is a part of the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada.
A PNP nomination can be used by the candidate for applying for the federal processing of their permanent residence in Canada.
With nearly 80 ‘streams’ or immigration pathways, many linked to the federal Express Entry system and a PNP nomination fetching 600 CRS points, PNP is a much sought-after route to Canada PR.
CRS score, or Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] score, is used for ranking the profiles in the Express Entry pool of candidates. It is the highest-ranking profiles that are issued invitations to apply [ITAs] in the subsequent Express Entry draw.
Overview of the November 24 BC PNP draw – Total 360 invitations issued
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||92|
|EEBC – International Graduate||93|
|SI – Skilled Worker||93|
|SI – International Graduate||94|
|SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||75|
* The score allotted on registration under the Skills Immigration Registration System [SIRS].
In order to apply for either the Express Entry BC or Skills Immigration categories of the BC PNP, the candidate must begin the process by first creating their profile through SIRS.
The SIRS score is based on level of education, proficiency in English, work experience, and location of employment in BC.
As per the BC PNP, in view of the “impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on BC businesses” 31 occupations have been excluded from the BC PNP’s November 24 draw.
The excluded National Occupational Classification [NOC] codes are –
Candidates that have received invitations will have 30 days for the submission of a complete application to the BC PNP.
The high demand for immigrants in the BC labour market can be gauged from the fact that BC is expected to have 861,000 job openings between 2019 and 2029.
BC PNP – Skills Immigration and Express Entry draws in 2020
|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.|
|November 3, 2020||76||Tech Pilot draw|
|November 10, 2020||358||Certain occupations excluded.|
|November 17, 2020||76||Tech Pilot draw|
|November 24, 2020||360||Certain occupations excluded.|
|TOTAL invitations in 2020 so far – 8,606|
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