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Posted on August 04 2021

British Columbia issues 374 invitations in 2 BC PNP draws held the same day

By Editor
Updated May 10 2023

The province of British Columbia in Canada has held another round of invitations under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP].

On August 3, 2021, British Columbia PNP invited a total of 374 of Canada immigration hopefuls to apply for a PNP nomination through the province.

The previous provincial draw by BC, a BC PNP Tech draw, was held on July 27, 2021.

An Overview of August 3 BC PNP round of invitations [Total invitations issued: 374]
SI: Skills Immigration EEBC: Express Entry BC
Draw 1 of 2   Invitations issued: 13   [only to NOC 0621, NOC 0631] Category Minimum Score
EEBC – Skilled Worker 107
EEBC – International Graduate 107
SI – Skilled Worker 107
SI – International Graduate 107
Draw 2 of 2   Invitations issued: 361 Category Minimum Score
EEBC – Skilled Worker 89
EEBC – International Graduate 77
SI – Skilled Worker 91
SI – International Graduate 79
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 74

Note. [1] NOC: National Occupational Classification matrix. [2] NOC 0621: Retail and wholesale trade managers. [3] NOC 0631: Retail and wholesale trade managers.

By the “minimum score” in BC PNP draws is implied the score allotted following an assessment on the Skills Immigration Registration System [SIRS].

What is SIRS?
SIRS is an online points-based application management system that assists British Columbia to select in-demand workers meeting the labour requirements in the local market. SIRS scores are allotted based on 6 factors such as –

·       job in BC,

·       location of job in BC,

·       offered wages for the job in BC,

·       language ability,

·       work experience, and

·       education.

Candidates with the highest scores are then issued invitations to apply [ITAs] in the BC PNP draws that are generally held on a weekly basis. The SIRS is used for prioritizing candidates as per the specific requirements of the province. For securing a BC PNP nomination for Canada PR, the first step is that of creating a profile with BCPNP Online and registering for the relevant BC PNP category. No prior registration is required if applying under the EEBC – Healthcare Professional or EEBC – International Post-Graduate streams. Candidates eligible for these streams can apply directly.

With the Nomination Certificate issued after securing a PNP nomination, the candidate can then proceed to applying – for Canadian permanent residence – to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC].

For an IRCC Express Entry candidate, a PNP nomination guarantees an ITA in a federal draw to be held subsequently. Hence, a PNP nomination is the recommended route for ensuring an IRCC invitation to apply for Canada PR via the Express Entry system.

All invitations went out to candidates that might be eligible for the Skills Immigration [SI] and Express Entry BC [EEBC] categories.

Both the SI and EEBC categories target skilled workers. The EEBC category is linked with the IRCC Express Entry system. The SI category, on the other hand, runs independently.

2 separate draws were held in the same day. While 361 invitations were issued in a general draw, another 13 invitations went out only to NOC 0631 and NOC 0621 in a targeted draw held the same day.

NOC 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers
NOC 0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers

Over 6,000 BC PNP invitations have been issued in 2021 so far.

The province of British Columbia in Canada is expected to have 861,000 job openings between 2019 and 2029.

If you are looking to Work, Study, Invest, Visit, or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No. 1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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