British Columbia has sent invitations to 238 workers and graduates applicants through a provincial nominee program draw held on August 6, 2019. The minimum scores for this draw ranged from 80 and 105 points.
Applicants who are qualified for nomination are selected to apply for permanent residence through Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) streams are managed under BC’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). To be able to apply through the SIRS, qualified candidates needed first to register an account, whereupon they are alotted a score based on factors like age, adaptability, education, work experience and language proficiency.
This month came with some good news as British Columbia through its provincial nominee program declare the invitation of 238 qualified candidates to apply for permanent residency.
The draw took place on the 26th of August 2019, targeting graduates and skilled workers who fulfilled the basic criteria in the express entry pool.
For this month, this is the first draw and the province is expected to strengthen its labour force through this invitation.
British Columbia invitation focused on applicants who registered on only two (2) streams the Express Entry and Skills Immigration BC streams under the BCPNP.
In other to qualify for the nomination, applicants under these two streams will have to get minimum CRS scores between 80 and 105 points, possess an active express entry profile, and the candidate must also be admissible to Canada.
BCPNP selects candidates who have gathered scores that meet their cut-off points or above it for provincial nomination.
Candidates who already have an express entry profile, and show interest to come to British Columbia are awarded points based on some factors such as; Age, Work Experience, Education, language proficiency and other.
Applicants who get the highest scores are invited from the pool. Getting a job offer or an admission letter from a designated higher institution before the application could accelerate the entire process.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) is managed by Skill Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
It is compulsory for candidates applying via the SIRS to; open an account, get minimum cut-off points for a nomination, and has a compulsory job or employment offer from an employer in British Columbia.
Nominated candidates are giving additional 600 CRS points, this would surely make them eligible to apply to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada for Canada PR.
What is SIRS?
Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) is a points-based registration and application system that helps employers of B.C. select the right workers to fill in their labour market needs. By registering, you are expressing the intention to apply to the BC PNP.
What factors affect my SIRS score?
Key economic factors include:
- The NOC skill level of your British Columbia job offer. This allows employers prioritize high-demand occupations.
- The annual wages you get. The right wage helps you settle amicably in B.C.
- The place of your employment.
- Other factors that influence your ability to settle and work in B.C. including your:
- directly related work experience
- Your level of education
- English language skills or proficiency
BC Provincial Nominee Program Draw Results — August 6, 2019
|Date||Category||Minimum Score Needed||Number of ITAs Issued|
|August 6, 2019||EEBC – Skilled Worker||104||238|
|EEBC – International Graduate||105|
|SI – Skilled Worker||100|
|SI – International Graduate||105|
|SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||80|