B.C. invited 360 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on November 25.
Congratulations to those who were selected in this draw!
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued invitations through the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.
Candidates were invited under the Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, and International Graduate subcategories.
The provincial score requirements for successful candidates were as follows:
https://ddd7db42514a2f71ede2b80fcf104878.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html B.C. holds draws through two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) categories and streams on a weekly basis.
To apply for the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories candidates must first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Applicants are evaluated and issued a score based on factors such as level of education, work experience, proficiency in English and location of employment.
If an applicant is approved, they can then use their provincial nomination to apply for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the PNP.
Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination from British Columbia will be given an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
https://ddd7db42514a2f71ede2b80fcf104878.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html Such individuals are effectively guaranteed an Invitation To Apply (ITA) in a future federal Express Entry draw.
Every week, B.C. issues invitations under its Tech Pilot.
The BC PNP Tech Pilot is a fast-track immigration pathway for in-demand IT workers and international students. It operates through B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams.
In order to be considered for immigration to B.C. through this program, candidates need to have a valid job offer in one of 29 eligible occupations.
Eligible occupations for the BC PNP Tech Pilot include computer and information systems managers, civil engineers, web designers and developers, translators as well as audio and video recording technicians, among many others.
In contrast to other BC PNP streams that require an offer of permanent employment, Tech Pilot job offers must have a minimum duration of one year. However, offers of employment that are more than one year in duration will still be eligible under the pilot. It is also required that the job offer be full-time and from an eligible employer in the province.
Candidates who are invited to apply for a provincial nomination have 30 days to submit a complete application.
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To contain the spread of COVID-19, Canada has put a variety of special immigration measures in place since March 18, 2020.
However, Canada is exempting certain individuals from the travel restrictions so they can enter the country. Among these exemptions include some Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) holders, work and study permit holders, and certain family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
In addition, Canada is still accepting new immigration applications and processing existing ones. Express Entry, PNP, and Quebec skilled worker draws have continued throughout the pandemic.
Many Canadian employers are actively seeking foreign skilled workers to join their workforce as quickly as possible. If you can obtain a job offer from a Canadian employer, you may also qualify for fast-track Canadian immigration application processing.
Visit the Work in Canada section for more details.