On June 30th, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program held another draw that issued 314 invitations to Express Entry and Skilled Immigration candidates to apply for the provincial nomination. With this, British Columbia has held the largest draw of the pandemic period. The invited applicants need to have the minimum scores of 79 and maximum 100 as per the categories as listed below –
SI – Skilled Worker – 98
SI – International Graduate – 100
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled – 79
EEBC – Skilled Worker – 98
EEBC – International Graduate – 100
(SI stand for Skilled Immigration and EEBC stands for Express Entry British Columbia)
The province of British Columbia has been inviting candidates from Express Entry pool who would match to the labor requirements of the province. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, few occupations have been excluded from this draw relating to hospitality, tourism and retail. There is an exclusive BC PNP Tech Pilot program that regularly invites immigrants to support the technology sector of the province.
The applicants that are invited by British Columbia to apply for provincial nomination have fair enough chances to get Canadian permanent residence as it would get them additional 600 points in their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores. The popularity of Canada PNP has gained momentum because of the guarantee that they offer to the candidates in the Express Entry pool of being invited for permanent residence in the next round of invitation.
Despite the unexpected challenges that Coronavirus pandemic has thrown in, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program has remained active throughout by conducting draws at regular intervals targeting various categories, be it Entrepreneur Immigration, Skilled Immigration or the Tech Pilot Draw. This assures the prospective migrants that there is bright scope of migrating to this province and that they must apply without any further delay to become a permanent resident of Canada.