Canada| PR Visa | PNP | British Columbia PNP draw: 276 Candidates invited

British Columbia has conducted a new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on June 16 to apply for a provincial nomination. A total of 276 people were issued invitations in this draw.


The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has issued invitations under Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration.


Summary of the recent BC PNP draw


Draw date: June 16, 2020.

Program: Provincial Nominee Program-British Columbia (BC PNP)

Number of candidates invited: 276

The categories invited

Express Entry BC (EEBC)

1.      EEBC- Skilled Worker

          Minimum score required under this category: 100

2.      EEBC- International Graduate

          Minimum score required: 103

Skills Immigration (SI)

1.      SI- Skilled Worker

          Minimum score required under this category: 100

2.      SI- International Graduate

          Minimum score required: 100

3.       SI- Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 80

          Minimum score required: 100

Invitations issued so far this month: 642


The Skilled Immigrant category is for professional and semi-skilled workers whose jobs in the province of B.C are in high demand.


The minimum score thresholds for the five EEBC and SI groups that were included in today's draw ranged between 80 and 103.


To obtain an invitation to the EEBC, applicants must have registered in Federal Express Entry Program and B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System(SIRS)  


Express Entry is the application management program run by the federal government. Express Entry applicants are granted points based on factors of human resources such as age, job experience, educational qualifications and English or French language proficiency.


Skills Immigration (SI) candidates need only be registered with the SIRS. So far in June, B.C has held three draws, the latest being a Tech draw held on June 9.


Tech Pilot draws are held weekly and as part of the registration process, applicants are often given a score based on factors including schooling, job experience and language skills.


Created in 2017, the Tech Pilot addresses labor demands that cannot be met locally in British Columbia's tech industry. Its aim is to ensure that B.C.'s tech sector has access to the talent it needs to keep growing.

British Columbia recently announced it would extend the Tech Pilot until June 2021.


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