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British Columbia Latest PNP Draw Selected 318 Applicants

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The BC PNP selected 318 immigration candidates in the latest draw. Applicants selected through the Skills Immigration (S.I.) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams.

The British Columbia provincial nominee program is designed to select Foreign workers for immigration through permanent residency.

On December 7, there were 318 immigration candidates invited through British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in two streams - Skills Immigration (S.I.) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams. The invitations were sent to people with Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories of S.I. and EEBC streams.

Out of the 318 applicants, there were 267 selected through the general draw, and those received invitations; the minimum score was set between 71 and 100 depending on the program for which they were eligible.

In another draw, the applicants who were targeted in the occupations were -

  • NOC 0621 (retail and wholesale trade managers)
  • NOC 0631 (restaurant and foodservice managers)

The BC PNP draw required 51 invitations and the least required score was 103 across the board.

Since last February, British Columbia has conducted a separate round of invitations two times a month as a part of its PNP program. These draws are conducted as the high number of candidates from specific labor market sectors are registered in the province’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

B.C. Province has issued over 11,000 invitations through various BC PNP streams in 2021 so far.

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About the BC PNP

The BC PNP is designed to select the foreign workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province. The BC  province has two main immigration streams,- Skills Immigration and Express Entry, and these streams are divided into subcategories. The applicant needs to be registered in Skills Immigration Registration System(SIRS) to be considered.

The applicants are scored on the basis of factors such as education, work experience, and language skills, and it is the high-scoring applicants in each category who are selected for provincial nomination. The nomination is valid for six months and allows applicants with additional 600 points under the CRS; this entitles the applicant a guaranteed selection in the subsequent federal Express Entry draw.

By: Pawan
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