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On 30th March 2020, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program conducted a round of invitations or ‘draw’, wherein 311 eligible candidates under various sub-categories or ‘streams’ were issued invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. Through the BC PNP, the province’s government nominates qualified foreign nationals for permanent residence to the federal government authority – Immigration, refugees and citizenship Canada (IRCC).

In this draw, candidates under the following streams who met the minimum point requirement – which is different for each stream and varies with each draw – received an invitation to apply for nomination:

Skills Immigration
Skilled Worker – 102 points
International Graduate – 102 points

Express Entry BC
Skilled Worker – 105 points
International Graduate – 102 points

Those who wish to permanently live and work in British Columbia must register online with the BC PNP, under an eligible stream. Each registrant is allocated a point score based on relevant selection criteria. The registration can remain in the pool for up to one year. On a regular basis, the highest-scoring candidates under each category – who meet or exceed the point requirement for their stream – receive invitations to apply for nomination. 

This application and a $700 processing fee must be submitted online within 30 days of receiving the invitation. If approved, the applicant receives a provincial nomination, and can proceed to submit a complete application for Canadian permanent residence – along with relevant fees and supporting documents – to IRCC, which determines the final visa outcome after due verification.

The eligibility criteria and application process for nomination varies depending on the candidate’s profile and purpose for immigration. In order to identify the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program stream that you could qualify for, and fulfill the detailed requirements for that stream, contacting a licensed immigration consultancy would prove immensely useful.

 

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