British Columbia invites 437 immigration candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Invitations were issued 437 immigration candidates in the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker classes or categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).
The minimum scores for this draw varied depending on the subcategory and ranged between Seventy-six (76) and Ninety-eight (98) points.
The two subcategories included in today’s draw under the Express Entry BC program and their respective scores were:
- Skilled Workers, which required a provincial score of Ninety-seven (97).
- International Graduates, which required a provincial score of Ninety-eight (98).
Express Entry BC categories are available to candidates with a valid profile in the federal Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three main federal skilled immigration streams—the Federal Skilled Trades Program, Federal Skilled Worker Program and Canadian Experience Class.
Immigration candidates who apply for and receive a provincial nomination for permanent residence of Canada receive an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are practically assured to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in future federal Express Entry draw.
The other three subcategories included under the Skills Immigration streams and their respective scores were:
- Skilled Worker, which required a provincial score of Ninety-seven (97);
- International Graduates, which required a provincial score of Ninety-eight (98); and
- Entry-Level and Semi-skilled, which required a provincial score of Seven- six (76).
Candidates in the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled categories have to register with the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) after filling in their profile with the BC PNP’s online system.
SIRS is a points-based system used by the British Columbia immigration department to evaluate candidates based on factors such as age, education or qualifications, work experience and proficiency in English and French.
All invited Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates are required to have an indeterminate, full-time job offer with an employer in British Columbia.