The province of British Columbia issues invites to 422 candidates in their latest provincial nominee program draw. The draws were held on September 28th. This brings the total invitations issued by the province of British Columbia to 9,000. The draws by the provincial nominee program of British Columbia are held at least 2 times every month. This is because a large number of candidates are invited to British Columbia via the British Columbia PNP Skilled Immigration Register System.
The number of draws held is also increased to maintain a balance in the labor shortages that exist in the province. The candidates invited were eligible for the skilled job vacancies in the province. The bonus draws are helping the British Columbia government bridge the gap that exists in employment.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program has 2 main streams, namely the Express Entry stream and the Skills Immigration stream through which candidates are selected. The score cut-off range is set to be about 69-90 points. Through these streams, 386 applicants were invited.
The draw for the occupation-specific category was also held and candidates who applied under the NOC 0621 and NOC 0631wrre mostly given preference. The cut-off score was set at 105 and 36 invites were issued under this category.
About British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program
The British Columbia PNP has its focus on bringing in international and foreign national skilled workers who wish to gain permanent residency in the province of British Columbia in Canada.
There are two main streams under the British Columbia PNP: the Express Entry stream and the Skills Immigration stream. Both of these are under the authority of the British Columbia Skills Immigration Registration System. To crack the eligibility criteria for any of the given streams, you first will be required to enroll in a record. When this is done, you will be given a score depending on various factors like your training, work experience as well as language skills.
The highest-scoring candidates among all the applicants will then be eligible to apply for a common designation that will lead to permanent residency in British Columbia. These will come in the form of Invitations that will be issued during the regular draws conducted by the immigration authorities.
After the issuing of the invitation, you have a time period of 30 days to complete your permanent residency application and submit it to the BC PNP official website. When you submit the completed application, you will be sent information regarding what the provincial immigration authorities decided within 2 to 3 months. If you get a successful nomination, you will be eligible to apply to the IRCC to gain permanent residency in Canada through the Provincial nominee class.
Your nomination will remain valid for a time period of 6 months from the date that you send the confirmation. If you apply to the Express Entry system as a provincial nominee, you can gain up to 600 additional points on the Comprehensive Ranking System. A high score will therefore ensure that you received the much-awaited invitation for application during the next draw of the Express Entry Program.