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British Columbia invites 374 in 2 draws held the same day

BRITISH COLUMBIA-Mar 30

British Columbia in Canada has invited a total of 374 candidates to apply for a nomination through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP].

On March 30, 2021, the province held 2 separate draws under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada.Both the draws were under the BC PNP categories of Skills Immigration [SI] and Express Entry BC [EEBC].

What are the different BC PNP streams available under SI and EEBC?

Skills Immigration Express Entry BC
Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker
Skills Immigration – Healthcare Professional* Express Entry BC – Healthcare Professional*
Skills Immigration – International Graduate Express Entry BC – International Graduate
Skills Immigration – International Post-Graduate* Express Entry BC – International Post-Graduate*
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

*Require no registration or invitation and can be applied to directly via BCPNP Online.

While 44 candidates – with job offers in 2 specificNational Occupational Classification [NOC] codes, NOC 0621 and 0631–were invited in a separate draw, another 330 SI and EEBC candidates also received invitations.

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Those invited can now proceed to applying for a PNP nomination by British Columbia for their Canadian permanent residence. A PNP nomination – especially for federal Express Entrysystem candidates – is regarded as an expedited pathway to Canada PR.

A PNP nomination fetches an Express Entry candidate 600 CRS points. Here, by ‘CRS’ is implied the Comprehensive Ranking System used for the purposes of ranking Express Entry profiles.

It is only the highest-ranked profiles that are invited by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] to apply for Canada PR.

An Overview of March 30 BC PNP round of invitations

 

Draw 1 of 2

Invitations issued: 44

[only to NOC 0621, NOC 0631]

Category Minimum Score
EEBC – Skilled Worker 113
EEBC – International Graduate 113
SI – Skilled Worker 113
SI – International Graduate 113
Draw 2 of 2

Invitations issued: 330

Category Minimum Score
EEBC – Skilled Worker 96
EEBC – International Graduate 94
SI – Skilled Worker 96
SI – International Graduate 94
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 81

Note. – NOC 0621: Retail and wholesale trade managers, NOC 0631: Restaurant and food service managers.

With the latest round of invitations, British Columbia PNP has invited a total of 2,909 so far in 2021.

In 2020, a total of 9,310 Canada immigration candidates received invitations from British Columbia through the BC PNP categories of SI and EEBC.

BC PNP draws in 2021

 

Total invitations issued so far: 2,909

 

·         Skills Immigration [SI]

·         Express Entry [EEBC]

·         Entrepreneur Immigration [EI]

 

Date Invitations issued Categories Details
January 5, 2021 168 SI and EEBC Certain occupations excluded.
January 12, 2021 80 SI and EEBC Tech Pilot draw
January 19, 2021 195 SI and EEBC Certain occupations excluded.
January 26, 2021 81 SI and EEBC Tech Pilot draw
February 2, 2021 208 SI and EEBC Certain occupations excluded.
February 2, 2021 8 EI Base Category
February 9, 2021 74 SI and EEBC Tech Pilot draw
February 16, 2021 35 SI and EEBC Invitations issued only to –

·         NOC 0621: Retail and wholesale trade managers, and

·         NOC 0631: Restaurant and food service managers.

[Note. – This draw was conducted separately.]

459 SI and EEBC Temporary suspension on 31 occupations lifted.

Effective February 16, 2021, the BC PNP resumed issuing ITAs to the 31 occupations previously excluded from draws.

February 23, 2021 87 SI and EEBC Tech Pilot draw
March 2, 2021 26 SI and EEBC Invitations issued only to –

·         NOC 0621: Retail and wholesale trade managers, and

·         NOC 0631: Restaurant and food service managers.

418 SI and EEBC Included the 31 occupations previously excluded due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
March 9, 2021 95 SI and EEBC Tech Pilot draw
March 16, 2021 78 SI and EEBC Invitations issued only to –

·         NOC 0621: Retail and wholesale trade managers, and

·         NOC 0631: Restaurant and food service managers.

[Note. – This draw was conducted separately.]

428 SI and EEBC
March 23, 2021 95 SI and EEBC Tech Pilot draw
March 30, 2021 44 SI and EEBC Invitations issued only to –

·         NOC 0621: Retail and wholesale trade managers, and

·         NOC 0631: Restaurant and food service managers.

[Note. – This draw was conducted separately.]

330 SI and EEBC

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