British Columbia issues over 430 invitations in new PNP draw
The province invited skilled workers, international graduates and entrepreneurs to apply for a provincial nomination
British Columbia encouraged over 430 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent home in a draw September 1.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has been exclude jobs in tourism, hospitality, retail and personal services due to widespread unemployment in these industries because the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The EEBC category is for applicants with a valid profile at the federal government’s Express Entry system, which will be Canada’s main pathway for skilled immigrants that hope to acquire Canadian permanent residence.
The SI category is for proficient and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province of B.C.
The minimum score demands in today’s draw ranged between 76 and 98 for its five EEBC and SI classes that were involved.
The minimum scores were:
♦ SI — Skilled Worker: 94
♦ SI — International Graduate: 98
♦ SI — Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 76
♦ EEBC — Skilled Worker: 94
♦ EEBC — International Graduate: 98
In order for an invitation via the EEBC candidates have to be enrolled under both federal Express Entry system and B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Invitations were issued to applicants at the Entrepreneur Immigration — Base Category Stream and in the Entrepreneur Immigration — Regional Pilot Stream on September 1.
At the Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category, six invitations were issued to applicants with scores as low as 126. The Base Category is for either senior managers or business owners who intend to invest in a company in B.C. and also to actively manage it on a day-to-day basis.
Under five invitations were also issued to candidates with scores of 128 throughout the Entrepreneur Immigration — Regional Pilot Stream, which is designed to attract new businesses into smaller, regional communities at B.C.
These 3 fresh draws follow last week’s draw by which 72 invitations were issued beneath the BC PNP’s Tech Pilot to Licensed Workers and worldwide Graduates with job offers in one of its 29 qualified tech jobs .
The minimum score of 80 was the cut-off for each category.
Founded in 2017, the Tech Pilot responds to labour needs in British Columbia’s tech sector.
BC PNP Tech Pilot applicants aren’t required to demonstrate a indeterminate, full-time job offer, a requirement that applies to most other BC PNP immigration groups. Rather, candidates need a job offer that’s at least one year in duration and have at least 120 calendar days remaining in the time of requesting a provincial nomination.
ο Reference taken from CIC news
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