There were two draws held by BC PNP on February 16, and the temporary suspensions for 31 occupations were also announced to be lifted.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 494 immigration candidates in two separate Provincial Nominee Program draws released on February 16, 2021. Out of the total 494 applicants, there were 459 applicants selected in the Skills Immigration (S.I.) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams. The selection Stream was Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled as the Skilled Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia stream sub-category.
The Key Aspest of the Draw
The minimum score for the B.C. draw was set between 85 and 104 points. There were 35 invitations issued to retail and wholesale trade managers and also restaurant and foodservice managers. The province explained the reason behind conducting two draws to be a higher number of registrations in both the occupations under the Skills Immigration Registration System.
There is also good news as BC PNP has announced its application in the tourism, hospitality, retail, and personal services sectors. Until now, these occupations were not included in the draws.
In 2021, there have been nine draws of BC PNP so far in which 1308 applicants have been selected.
The BC PNP selects foreign workers in high-demand occupations in the province. The popular BC PNP immigration streams are - Skills Immigration and Express Entry, and these streams are further divided into subcategories. Both streams are managed under B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). To start, the appellant will first register under the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) and get a BC PNP profile created. The points will then be calculated as per the credentials of age, language, work experience, language, and other qualities. Those who are the high-scoring applicants receive the ITA based on the labor market requirement.