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The British Columbia PNP held the largest provincial draw of 2020, where 450 applicants got selected. The selection was made for both Express Entry BC (EEBC), and Skills Immigration (S.I.) streams. After the latest draw, the total number of appellants selected in the province this year has reached 1430.

British Columbia PNP draw selected 450 applicants in its largest draw this year

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program invited 450 new candidates for the provincial nomination in the recent draw on 29 September. The applicants were selected under the Express Entry BC (EEBC), and Skills Immigration (S.I.) streams.

It was the largest draw of the province in 2020, and it crossed the previous mark of 430 invitations issued in the last September 1st draw.

The key highlights of the BC PNP Draw

  • Candidates invited - 450
  • Point score asked - 75 to 94 points

The draw minimum scores demarcation is as follows:

  • S.I. - Skilled Worker: 93
  • S.I. - International Graduate: 94
  • S.I. - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 75
  • EEBC - Skilled Worker: 93
  • EEBC - International Graduate: 94

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) selects applicants from the Express Entry system; skilled immigrants use this pathway. To be considered in this category, the applicant should also be registered in the B.C.'s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). On being selected, an extra 600 bonus point requirement is fulfilled in the federal selection category.

The Skilled Immigration category is for the skilled and semi-skilled workers; here, the occupations which are in high demand in B.C. are considered. The Skilled Immigration category applicants need to be registered only in B.C.'s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

The minimum EOI required for this draw was set between 75 and 94 points in both EEBC and S.I. categories.

For the BC PNP, the applicants should have a full-time job offer from an employer in  British Columbia who will extend his support through the application process.‚Äč

Despite the pandemic, it has been busy for B.C. as there have been seven draws conducted in different streams and categories. With this draw, there are 1,430 candidates selected by British Columbia in 2020.

The applicants selected have 30 days to submit the complete application. 

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By: Tanjeet
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