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British Columbia PNP: 506 invited from SI and EEBC categories

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

On March 16, 2021, two separate draws were held by theBritish Columbia Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP]. 428 Canada immigration candidates – under the categories of Skills Immigration and Express Entry – were invited in one of the draws.

Another 78 invitations went out in another draw conducted separately for two occupations. Based on the National Occupational Classification [NOC] matrix, these jobs were that of Retail and wholesale trade managers [NOC 0621], and Restaurant and food service managers [NOC 0631].

This is the third round of BC PNP invitations to be held in March 2021. The previously held March 9 BC PNP programdraw had 95 invited under the BC PNP Tech Pilot draw.

Earlier, in the March 2 round of invitations, two separate provincial draws were held by British Columbia immigration. While 418 invitations went out in one draw, a separate draw  invited 26 from NOC 0621 and NOC 0631.

The BC PNP Skills Immigration [SI] and Express Entry BC [EEBC] streams are targeted at workers or international graduates that have the education, skills, and/or experience needed for high-demand occupations in BC.

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

If approved as a provincial nominee, the applicant – and their dependent family members – might proceed to applying to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] to become a Canadian permanent resident under the Provincial Nominee class.

A federalExpress Entry candidate that secures a PNP nomination – through any of the PNP ‘streams’ or pathways linked with the Express Entry system – is allotted 600 CRS points, thereby guaranteeing an invitation by IRCC in the next Express Entry draw to be held.

By CRS here is implied the Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] that is used for ranking the profiles while in the Express Entry pool. It is the highest-ranked that are invited to apply for Canada PR.

An Overview of March 16 BC PNP round of invitations

 

Draw 1 of 2

Invitations issued: 78

[only to NOC 0621, NOC 0631]

Category Minimum Score
EEBC – Skilled Worker 114
EEBC – International Graduate 114
SI – Skilled Worker 114
SI – International Graduate 114
Draw 2 of 2

Invitations issued: 428

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

Generally, prior registration will be required for the BC PNP to consider a candidate in the draws held from the SI and EEBC categories.

Which BC PNP categories can be applied to directly?

TheBC PNP categories that require no registration are –

·         Skills Immigration – Healthcare Professional

·         Skills Immigration – International Post-Graduate

·         Express Entry BC – Healthcare Professional

·         Express Entry BC – International Post-Graduate

An individual interested in British Columbia immigration through any of these categories might proceed to applying directly via BCPNP Online.

With the latest round of invitations, British Columbia PNP has invited a total of 2,440 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: 2,440

 

·         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

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