In a rather important development, the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) has reportedly given 602 Invitations to Apply (ITAs), to the applicants for Canada immigration, via the well-known Provincial Nominee Programme (PNP) in the fourth draw, carried out recently this month.
The immigration body of the BC issued the ITAs through three specific classes, namely, Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, Express Entry BC - Skilled Worker, and Express Entry BC - International Graduate.
The ITA-based immigration arrangement of the province reportedly runs under what is called the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). While the SIRS became effective earlier in 2016, it is basically a vibrant intake management structure that enables the province to prioritize aspirants for the object of provincial nomination.
Given the fact that it is a points-based arrangement, aspirants get a score based on the details they offer upon registration. The total in question will determine in case an applicant gets an ITA. People may utilize the special SIRS Calculator to decide what their possible score will be under the arrangement.
The least amount SIRS of the total needed for the applicants to obtain an ITA under Express Entry BC - Skilled Worker category of the BC PNP in the most recent draw was the least of any draw hitherto.
BC PNP--Base and Enhanced Streams
While the two BC PNP classes that are duly aligned with the federal Express Entry immigration selection structure run under the SIRS, the petitions made to some other streams are suitably processed completely outside the Express Entry structure. These latter classes are jointly called as 'base' classes, as against the ‘enhanced' classes that are suitably aligned with Express Entry.
A successful petition under an 'enhanced' BC PNP stream leads to the aspirant not only getting 600 extra Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points but an ITA at the federal stage, at a succeeding draw from the Canada Express Entry Pool.