British Columbia invites 340 in latest PNP draws

posted on November 12, 2021

By having weekly draws, B.C. has issued more than 10,000 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination since the start of the year.

Alexandra Miekus Shelby Thevenot

Published on November 10th, 2021 at 09:43am EST

British Columbia invited 340 immigration candidates through two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held on November 9.

From these two draws, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams.

Invitations were issued to those from the Skilled WorkerInternational Graduate as well as Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of SI and EEBC streams.

The majority of invitations went to the 287 candidates who were not invited for their occupation. These candidates received invitations if they met the minimum score requirements between 69 and 94, depending on the program they are eligible for.

The other draw targeted candidates whose occupation falls under NOC 0621 (retail and wholesale trade managers) or NOC 0631 (restaurant and food service managers). That draw resulted in 53 invitations with minimum scores of 104 across the board.

Since February, British Columbia has been conducting a separate round of invitations twice a month as part of its PNP program. These draws are being held due to the high number of candidates from particular labour market sectors who registered with the province’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

So far this year, B.C. has issued well over 10,000 invitations through various BC PNP streams.

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