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British Columbia Issues 276 Invitations


British Columbia Issues 276 Invitations to Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada permanent residence in the latest draw which held 16th June 2020.

British Columbia has now invited 642 immigration candidates to apply for a Canada provincial nomination so far this month. In this draw, the Invitations went to Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates in both the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) Category is for the candidates with a valid profile in the federal government’s Express Entry system. In this system, the candidates have Canada’s main pathway for skilled immigrants who are hoping to obtain Canadian permanent residence.

The Skills Immigration Category is for the skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province of British Columbia. The minimum score requirements in today’s draw were between 80 and 103 for the 5 Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) categories that were involved.

Please find the below minimum scores:

  1. SI – Skilled Worker: 100
  2. SI – International Graduate: 100
  3. SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 80
  4. EEBC – Skilled Worker: 100
  5. EEBC – International Graduate: 103

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

The Express Entry is the federal government’s application management system. In this system, the Express Entry candidates are given points based on original human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language proficiency in English or French.

The Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination will receive an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The Skills Immigration candidates only need to be registered with the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

The British Columbia recently held 3 draws so far in this month of June, with the latest being a Tech draw which held on 9th June 2020.

The Tech Pilot draws are held weekly and candidates are awarded a score based on factors such as education, work experience, and language proficiency in English or French as part of the registration process. It’s created in the year 2017; the Tech Pilot addresses labor demands in British Columbia’s tech sector that cannot be met locally. Its goal is to ensure that British Columbia’s tech sector which has access to the talent it needs to continue growing British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

The Tech Pilot candidates are exempt from the permanent, full-time job offer requirement that applies to most immigration categories under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

The Tech Pilot candidates must demonstrate a job offer that is at least 1 year in duration and has at least 120 English calendar days remaining at the time they apply for a provincial nomination. British Columbia’s recently announced that the Tech Pilot will be extended until June 2021.


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