The Government of British Columbia sent a total of 394 invitations to apply (ITAs) for provincial nomination in the recent draws held on November 22 and 29. Those who received invitations include workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs. Out of the total ITAs sent, 383 were sent through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP); among these were candidates invited through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. Eleven ITAs were also sent under the Entrepreneur Immigration category.
|November 22 (Including tech-only draw held on November 29)
|Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker
|Express Entry BC – International Graduate
|Skilled Immigration – Skilled Worker
|Skilled Immigration – International Graduate
|Skilled Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
Candidates who receive an invitation through the Express Entry aligned sub-category of BC PNP, get an ‘enhanced’ provincial nomination. These candidates receive 600 additional points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) at a subsequent draw in the Federal Express Entry Pool.
Certain other categories of the BC PNP are managed under British Columbia’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) where the candidates have to enter into the SIRS pool to apply. A major pre-requisite to apply through SIRS is that candidates must have a job offer from an employer in BC.
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