The Canadian province of British Columbia has announced the results of its latest draw in the invitation round held on 15th October 2019. In this latest draw, the province has invited 227 candidates from Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories. All the invited candidates are now eligible to apply for a provincial nomination through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) for a Canadian PR visa.
The chosen categories among Skills Immigration are Skilled Worker, and Entry Level & Semi-Skilled and International Graduate categories. While, for Express Entry BC (EEBC), invites have been sent to candidates who fall under Skilled Worker and the International Graduate category.
|Date||Category||Minimum Score Requirements||Total number of Invitations Issued|
|October 15, 2019||EEBC – Skilled Worker||102||277|
|EEBC – International Graduate||102|
|SI – Skilled Worker||94|
|SI – International Graduate||99|
|SI – Entry Level & Semi-Skilled||80|
In this latest draw, only minimum score requirements have been declared for each category. The province has not informed about a detailed bifurcation of 277 invitations for each category.
For EEBC – Skilled Worker and EEBC – International Graduate category, the minimum score requirement was 102 points, for SI – Skilled Worker and SI – International Graduate category, the minimum score requirement was 94 points and 99 points, respectively. The category with the lowest score requirements was SI – Entry Level & Semi-Skilled with 80 points.
The BCPNP program is designed for all those skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and graduates who want to live and work in British Columbia province permanently. It is considered as one of the most diverse immigration programs among other PNPs. It has 2 broad categories for graduates and workers, including Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC. Both categories are further divided into additional categories.
There are a few Express Entry aligned BCPNP categories and the applicants who qualify under any of those categories get additional 600 CRS points and are guaranteed to obtain an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for permanent residence in Canada in a succeeding draw.
There are a few more categories under BCPNP which are completely managed by a system called Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Under this system, all the potential candidates are required to get their profiles registered and fill in the required information with regards to their job offer provided by an employer in British Columbia, work experience, education level, and language ability.
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