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In its latest draw on December 22nd the Canadian province of British Columbia invited 230 applicants via provincial nomination for permanent residence Canada. These invitation were issued by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) via the stream of Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration.

Some of the other applicants were welcomed through sub-categories such as Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled. Here is a more detailed of the comprising in the draw and the minimum scores which are needed to get an invite from the province.

  • Skills Immigration: Skilled Worker: 95
  • Skills Immigration: International Graduate: 95
  • Skills Immigration Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled: 77
  • Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker: 99
  • Express Entry BC: International Graduate: 99

The Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams that are a part of the BC PNP are designed to magnetize and retain overseas international workers or graduates who have the qualifications, education and work experience to occupy positions that are currently in high demand in British Columbia. If you are interested in applying under any of the two British Columbia streams, you will need to be create a profile via the online portal and register under their Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

After this, you will be assessed and issued a score based on multiple factors like location of job, educational qualifications, proficiency in English or French language, work experience as well as salary. If approved, you can then use your provincial nomination to apply for permanent residence Canada, with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Having your profile being created Express Entry System and receiving a nomination from the Canadian province of British Columbia, wherein you receive an extra Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. It is these points that will ensure that you receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in an upcoming federal Express Entry draw.  Two of the main pathways to migrate to Canada are Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs also known as PNPs.

These Canadian Express Entry draws takes place every two weeks and can witness up till 5,000 invitations that are issued every time. B.C. holds these Express Entry draws via its various BC PNP categories and streams on a weekly basis.

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