On May 10, British Columbia invited migration Candidates to four targeted draws under its PNP (Provincial Nominee Programs).
126 skilled workers and international graduates are invited through the BC PNP tech stream which requires a minimum score of 85.
For tech workers and international students who are in demand, the BC PNP tech draw is a quicker route to immigration to Canada. Those Candidates who want to migrate must be registered their profile in one of the current provincial immigration streams of British Columbia (BC) and also, should have a valid job offer of at least one year in one of 29 selected professions to be able to apply for the stream.
For health professionals, there are two draws held by the province of BC. Particularly, 20 healthcare professional candidates are invited by BC who are qualified for the subcategories of Skilled worker, International Graduate, or Entry Level and semi-Skilled workers. Additionally, it is said by the province that “fewer than five” nurse aides, orderly, and patient service aides apply under the entry-level and semi-skilled sub-categories. To be eligible in both of the draws candidates were required to have scored at least 62 provincial scores.
There are a total of 20 early childhood teachers who are eligible for the subcategories of Skilled worker and International Graduates and also received invitations from the province. To be invited candidates must have scored a minimum of 62.
From March, moreover to the usual draws, targeted invitations have been issued to support the priorities of the B.C. government, like keeping the sector of the specific industry, and encouraging regional migration.
Since March, B.C. Invitations were also sent to candidates for Entrepreneurial Immigration (EI). Less than five invitations were sent to the subcategories of the EI-regional pilot.
The stream is paused temporarily when the province invites and finalizes the application of EI-based candidates. At this time programs are being reviewed by the province and also it is announced that it will start again in July.
British Columbia has issued more than 3200 invitations through several streams of BC PNP.
More about BC PNP
There are two main migration streams in the PNP of BC one of them is Skills Immigration and another is Express Entry, both streams are divided into sub-categories. These PNP streams are under the control of the SIRS (Skills Immigration Registration System) of British Columbia. Candidates who want to apply through SIRS have to create an account first. After completing this step, the candidate will get a score based on factors like work experience, language skills, and education.
Candidates who scored higher in every subcategory are able to apply for the nomination of provincial to apply PR when the regular draws are held by British Columbia. Those candidates who are invited have 30 days to submit a complete application through the online system of BC PNP.
Within three months, you will get notified of the decisions of provinces after submitting the complete application for BC PNP.
IRCC rewarded 600 CRS points to PNP-qualified candidates to increase their points. Therefore, a high score comes along with the maximum chance of getting an ITA during subsequent Federal Express Entry draws.