The results of the most recent Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) invitation draws were revealed by British Columbia this week. PNP invitation draws are held on a weekly basis in British Columbia, making it one of the most regular PNP draws in Canada.
On June 7, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held its most recent round of invites. A total of 141 people were invited to apply for a provincial nomination. This is a decrease from the 167 invites sent out on May 31.
Candidates must meet the requirements of one of British Columbia’s Express Entry BC or Skills Immigration categories, which are maintained through the Skills and Immigration Registration System, in order to be eligible for a provincial nomination.
Minimum Score between 60-85
Candidates from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories received invitations in this draw, which required a minimum provincial score of 60 to 85, depending on the stream.
To accommodate the rising labour needs in key sectors of the economy, the province has lately held rounds of invitations for candidates in specific occupations. The province has invited the following people this week:
- 125 tech jobs with an average score of 85;
- 16 early childhood educators with a score of at least 60 (NOC 4214);
- There are less than five healthcare vocations with a score of 60 or above.
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP DRAW)
With the exception of Quebec and Nunavut, all Canadian provinces and territory have their own PNPs. Despite the fact that provincial nomination is not the same as permanent residency, it can help you get permanent resident status from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). In Canada, there are over 80 PNPs through which potential immigrants can obtain permanent residency. This can be accomplished either by a direct application to the province or through an Express Entry profile.
Candidates with Express Entry profiles may also be nominated by a provincial government and gain 600 points added to their CRS score. A good CRS score can improve your chances of receiving an IRCC Invitation to Apply (ITA). They become eligible to apply for a PNP-specific batch of invitations as well.
In the most recent Express Entry lottery, Canada welcomed 932 PNP candidates with CRS scores of at least 796 to apply. This was the greatest PNP draw since Canada invited 1,047 PNP candidates on March 2nd.