British Columbia PNP issues 316 ITAs to Express Entry and Skills Immigration Candidates

Posted on January 18, 2019

On 16th January, the British Columbia PNP has conducted a draw and provided 316 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for a provincial nomination to the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration candidates. The draw followed the tech-specific draw of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) which issued 35 invitations to candidates with a 1-year job offer in a priority occupation on 9th January.

The latest draw has successfully issued invitations to candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories of the Skilled Immigration streams and Express Entry BC. However, few infinite numbers of invitations were also provided to the Skilled Immigration: Entry Level and Semi-Skilled categories.

Minimum Scores for the categories invited through the British Columbia PNP:

BC PNP Category

Minimum Score Requirement
Express Entry British Columbia Skilled Worker                    85
Express Entry British Columbia International Graduate                    95
Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker                    85
Skills Immigration – International Graduate

                   95

Skills Immigration – Entry Level  and Semi-Skilled                    68

In addition to, the invited candidates are even subjected for providing a demonstration on undetermined, full-time job opportunity from an employer of British Columbia.

The Express Entry BC Stream is coordinated with Canada’s Express Entry System. Express Entry System, which is an electronic platform manages Canada’s three federal economic immigration categories, namely:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class and
  • Canadian Experience Class.

Express Entry Candidates who have received a Provincial Nomination through the British Columbia PNP draw received an additional 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This score increases the candidate’s chances for obtaining a faster ITA for Canada Permanent Residency in mere Canada Express Entry Draws.

The candidates who have obtained a nomination from the BC PNP Skills Immigration Stream get their application for Canada PR are processed outside the Express Entry System by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Therefore, for candidates with a plan to get started for Canada Immigration through the British Columbia PNP Express Entry Streams or Skills Immigration have to make their applications created through the respective program’s online registration system. The registered candidates or profiles are evaluated for the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on their core human factors: age, education, work experience, language proficiency, adaptability and more.

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