British Columbia invited on 16 February 2021 494 immigrant candidates for two separate raffles of the Provincial Nominee Program a

A total of 459 invitations were sent to candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) In particular, invitations were sent to candidates in the sub-categories “Skilled Workers”, “International Graduate” as well as “Entry Level” and “Semi-Skilled” of the SI and EEBC streams

Another 35 invitations were sent to candidates who work as retail and wholesale managers, as well as restaurant and food service managers. The province said it conducted this draw because “both professions have a high number of registrants within of the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System ”

The province also announced that it would invite candidates from the tourism, hospitality, retail and personal services sectors whom it has excluded from the recent draws

The province has now drawn nine times, bringing the total number of invitations issued to date to 1 in 2021308 has risen

The BC PNP aims to attract foreign workers who are in high demand in the province and who want to be permanent residents in Canada

The BC PNP has two immigration streams, Skills Immigration and Express Entry, both of which are divided into sub-categories. Both streams are managed under B.SIRS (Skills Immigration Registration System) To apply through the SIRS, you must first register an account. Once this is done, you will be assigned a score based on factors such as education, work experience and language proficiency

The highest scoring candidates from each subcategory will then be asked to apply for a provincial nomination to apply for permanent residency when British Columbia runs one of its regular draws

If you have received an invitation, you have 30 days from the date of the invitation to submit a complete application via the BC PNP online system

Once you have submitted a complete BC PNP application package, you will be informed of the provincial decision within two to three months.If your nomination is successful, you can apply for permanent residency with Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Apply for the Provincial Nominee Class Nomination is valid for approximately six months from the date of confirmation

The EEBC stream connects to the Federal Express Entry Immigration Application Management System Express Entry candidates receive points based on human capital factors such as age, work experience, education and language skills in English or French under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) You must also meet the minimum criteria for one of the IRCC’s Express Entry programs:

As a provincial candidate, you may earn an additional 600 points under the CRS, and therefore have a score high enough to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the subsequent Federal Express Entry drawing

Express Entry draws continue to take place regularly despite current border closings and travel restrictions.Last Saturday, the IRCC held an unprecedented large draw for Express Entry and loaded a record 27 in one day332 Express Entry candidates a

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World news – CA – BC. invites 494 immigration candidates, holds two PNP drawings

Source: https://www.cicnews.com/2021/02/b-c-invites-494-immigration-candidates-holds-two-pnp-draws-0217167.html