279 Immigration Candidates Receive Invitations from British Columbia


279 immigration candidates receive invitations from the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (B.C. PNP).

On June 2nd, British Columbia issued invitations to 38 entrepreneur candidates and another 241 Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates. British Columbia held its largest Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) draw around since late March.

The total number of 241 Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates received invitations to apply under the province’s Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration categories. The minimum required score for candidates varied by category.

The cut-off score for Express Entry BC subcategories are the following:

  1. The Skilled Worker: 105
  2. The International Graduate: 105

Such candidates need to have already submitted profiles under Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Express Entry system. Following their invitation to apply for a provincial nomination by B.C., the successful candidates will earn an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points which will effectively confirm that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for a Canada permanent residence under Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Express Entry system.

The cut-off score for the 3 Skills Immigration subcategories are the following:

  1. The Skilled Worker: 105
  2. The International Graduate: 105
  3. The Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 81

The British Columbia government indicated that there was an impact of the COVID-19 on the draw. As has been the case in recent months, British Columbia excluded several sales and service occupations from the draw.

BC Entrepreneur Stream

Entrepreneur Streams

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC.PNP) also invited the candidates to its entrepreneur’s streams for the first time in nearly 2 months. The 2 draws were held in what were the 6th and 7th entrepreneur draws which held by the province in 2020.

The total numbers of 29 invitations are issued under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category.  The cut-off score was 121.

The purpose of the Base Category is to welcome established entrepreneurs who either wish to start a business or take over one. The candidates are assessed based on criteria such as their business experience, net worth, education, business plan, and the amount of investment they plan to make in the business. British Columbia also issued 9 invitations to Entrepreneur Immigration — Regional Pilot candidates who had a cut-off score of at least 118 points.

They launched in 2019, the purpose of the pilot is to encourage immigrant entrepreneurs to build a new life in smaller communities in the province. The Candidates are assessed on similar criteria as the Base Category. There are some different requirements such as lower net worth and minimum investment thresholds. This draw round was British Columbia’s largest since March 30 when it invited 311 candidates.

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