What was British Columbia (B.C)’s new PNP draw?Posted by cadadmin in CIC News, on November 12, 2020
British Columbia invited 358 applicants in its latest provincial nomination draw for permanent residence held on 10th November 2020.
Candidates in the draw were invited through the Express Entry BC and the Skilled Immigration streams.
Applicants have been invited under the Skilled Worker, International Graduate and Entry-Level and semi-skilled subcategories.
The minimum CRS score required for the successful candidates is as follows:
- Skills Immigration: Skilled Worker: 93 points
- Skills Immigration: International Graduate: 94 points
- Skills Immigration Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled: 75 points
- Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker: 92 points
- Express Entry BC: International Graduate: 93 points
British Columbia holds its PNP categories draws on a weekly basis. However, due to the COVID-19 impact, certain occupations were excluded in the draw. The list of the excluded occupations is listed on the BC PNP website.
To apply for the Express Entry BC or the Skills Immigration categories, the applicants must create a profile on the BC PNP’s online webpage and register under the Skilled Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Applicants who apply are evaluated and are given a score on various factors such as education, work experience, location of employment and the proficiency in English.
When an applicant receives an Invitation from the province, he/she can apply for the permanent residence with IRCC under the PNP category with
Such individuals are effectively guaranteed an Invitation To Apply (ITA) in a future federal Express Entry draw.
Every week, B.C. issues invitations under its Tech Pilot.
The BC PNP Tech Pilot is a fast-track immigration pathway for in-demand IT workers and international students. It operates through B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams.
To be considered for immigration to B.C. through this program, candidates need a valid job offer in one of the 29 eligible occupations.
Eligible occupations for the BC PNP Tech Pilot include computer and information systems managers, civil engineers, web designers and developers, translators as well as audio and video recording technicians, among many others.
In contrast to other BC PNP streams that require an offer of permanent employment, Tech Pilot job offers must have a minimum duration of one year. However, offers of employment that are more than one year in duration will still be eligible under the pilot. It is also required that the job offer be full-time and from an eligible employer in the province.
Candidates who are invited to apply for a provincial nomination have 30 days to submit a complete application.
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