British Columbia province in Canada offered Canada PR invitations to 77 candidates to apply for a nomination from the province. This was on 14th May 2019. It includes candidates in the Express Entry pool. The ITAs were offered across 4 categories.
The previous draw held under BC PNP had offered ITAs to 187 candidates on 7th May 2019. This was inclusive of candidates in Express Entry. The invitations for applying for a provincial nomination for Canada PR were offered across 5 categories.
Additional 20 ITAs were offered to candidates in the Entrepreneur stream.
|Category/Stream||Allied with EE?||Recent draw results||Job offer needed?||Current Status|
|Skilled Worker – EEBC||Yes||May 7: 105 plus points needed to receive an ITA||Yes||Receiving EOIs & offering invitations|
|Healthcare Professional -EEBC||Yes||N/A||Yes||Receiving applications|
|International Graduate -EEBC||Yes||May 7: 105 plus points needed to receive an ITA||Yes||Receiving EOIs & offering invitations|
|International Post-Graduate -EEBC||Yes||N/A||No||Receiving applications|
|Skilled Worker -Skills Immigration (SI)||No||May 7: 95 plus points needed to receive an ITA||Yes||Receiving EOIs & offering invitations|
|Healthcare Professional -SI||No||N/A||Yes||Receiving applications|
|International Graduate – SI||No||May 7: 105 plus points needed to receive an ITA||Yes||Receiving EOIs & offering invitations|
|Entry Level and Semi-Skilled – SI||No||May 7: 75 plus points needed to receive an ITA||Yes||Receiving EOIs & offering invitations|
|International Post-Graduate – SI||No||N/A||No||Receiving applications|
The economic growth of British Columbia depends on possessing adequate qualified and skilled people to meet the needs of the labour market. It has thus developed the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. It is a pathway for experienced entrepreneurs and highly skilled overseas workers to obtain Canada PR Visa.
The BC PNP offers 3 pathways for obtaining Permanent Residency in British Columbia. Each pathway has diverse categories to choose from to submit an application. This is based on the applicant’s status as an overseas student, job or skill level under National Occupational Classification.
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