The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program conducted another large draw after the previous round of invitations that was reportedly its largest of 2017 until now. The minimum scores were also reduced for what was the official second draw in the month of August.
On 16 August 2017, the latest draw witnessed 446 candidates being invited to apply for British Columbia immigration through its provincial programs as well as Canada Express Entry.
The score for skilled workers was a minimum of 74 points, with international graduates requiring 70 points and both entry-level and semi-skilled workers needing 40.
Included in the invitation numbers is a technology-only draw that happened on 23 August 2017.
The BC immigration website was quoted as saying that the previous BC PNP draw, held on 2 August, was witness to 464 new candidates being invited to apply through the various streams of the province. Here too, the numbers also included a technology-only draw held on 9 August.
Both of the BC’s skilled worker categories saw scores of minimum 77 as per the latest draw, with international graduates requiring a score of at least 75. On the other hand, 45 or more was the score required by entry-level and semi-skilled workers.
According to immigration.ca, it was recently revealed by British Columbia immigration that it was conducting specific BC PNP draws targeting only it workers starting from May 2017.
It is said that the change is proof of how the province is changing its stance to attract technology workers seeking alternatives to America under Donald Trump’s administration.
Effectively assuring selection as per the Canada Express Entry System, about 600 CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points, is a sought-after provincial nomination. It is said that Canada has not witnessed a draw with minimum points score over 500 in the entire year of 2017.
The scores’ immigrants need to be assured of an invitation for immigration to Canada under its programs is published by the BC PNP.
As per the Canada Express Entry as well as provincial stream, an international graduate requires a score of 30 points less than a skilled worker. The score is even lower for entry-level and semi-skilled workers.
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