In two PNP draws held on May 25, British Columbia has issued a total of 370 invitations.
Since February this year, British Columbia has been conducting two different types of PNP draws. A general British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program draw and another draw that specifically targets managers in occupations such as restaurant, food service, retail and wholesale trade. Several applicants belonging to these occupations have registered themselves in the Skills Immigration Registration System of BC PNP. And by issuing invitations to these candidates, the province is tailoring to the labor market needs.
In the general BC PNP draw, the Express Entry & Skills Immigration candidates received invitations. Following are the subcategories through which applicants were eligible to apply for BC PNP:
- Skilled Worker
- International Graduate
- Entry Level and Semi-Skilled.
A total of 323 candidates who had scores in the range of 76 and 94 points received invitations through the above-mentioned three categories.
The province held another separate draw and targeted 47 candidates who were involved in NOC 0612 or 0613 occupations. The minimum score required by these candidates was 111.
British Columbia has already issued around 4,808 invitations through the various streams of BC PNP.