On November 26th, 2019 the Canadian province of British Columbia in its recent immigration draw via its British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued a total of 348 Invitations to Apply to skilled workers and international graduates belonging to the Canada Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories. This November 26 draw witnessed the invitations issued through five of its provincial streams.
The Express entry pathway of British Columbia PNP is designed for prospective candidates having a valid profile in the Express Entry system, which is one of the major pathways for skilled workers to obtain Canada Immigration and permanent residence. Whereas the Skilled Immigration category, is created for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in British Columbia. Both of these respective categories need the applicants to register via the B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Skilled workers via direct provincial stream need 94 points to be eligible for British Columbia Immigration, and for skilled workers belonging to British Columbia PNP linked Express entry stream require 100 CRS points to qualify for an invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada.
The minimum score required for global graduate’s stream linked with Express Entry was 103 points whereas the least score needed for provincial stream (direct) for global graduates was 101 points. However. semi-skilled and Entry level workers have a minimum requirement of just 77 points.
In the last British Columbia draw, a total number of 56 invitations were issued to candidates belonging to the BC PNP Tech Pilot. The Nov 19 draw saw the minimum score of 90 points in four of British Columbia PNP streams. Also, the Tech Pilot stream offers priority processing in current streams having work experience as well as skills in 29 special occupations.
The November 29 ,2019 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw covered the following categories of SI- International Graduates, SI- Skilled Workers, SI-Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, EEBC International Graduates as well as EEBC- Skilled Workers.