BC PNP Invites 314 Immigration Candidates

BC PNPBC PNP Invites 314 Express Entry and Skills Immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination in a new invitation round which held on June 30, 2020.

The province of British Columbia has issued 314 invitations to the immigration candidates through its Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories. In this latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw which is the largest held by British Columbia since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and the 2nd largest draw overall of 2020.

The British Columbia Express Entry stream is aligned with the federal government’s Express Entry system. This system manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s 3 main economic immigration categories i.e.

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Class,
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Class and
  3. Canadian Experience Class.

The Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score which will be based on the original human capital factors like Age, Education, Work Experience, and Language proficiency in English or French. The applications for permanent residence are processed through the Express Entry system which has a guaranteed processing time of 6 months or less.

The Skills Immigration candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination from the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in this round were drawn from the streams like the Skilled Worker, the International Graduate, the Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled categories.

Due to the Coronavirus, British Columbia once again excluded certain occupations from today’s draw which is related to tourism, hospitality, and retail.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement in this draw was ranged between 79 and 100 for the five Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skill Immigration (SI) categories that were involved.

The minimum scores were the following:

  1. SI – Skilled Worker: 98
  2. SI – International Graduate: 100
  3. SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 79
  4. EEBC – Skilled Worker: 98
  5. EEBC – International Graduate: 100

In order to receive an invitation through Express Entry BC (EEBC), the immigration candidates must be registered under both the federal Express Entry system and B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) and make sure only Skills Immigration candidates need to be registered with the SIRS.


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