Yet again BC called on immigrants to make Canada home! In a BC PNP draw held on September 1, 2020, 430 candidates were issued invites to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
The invitations went to candidates under the categories of International Graduates and Skilled Worker in the streams of SI and EEBC.
The SI stream is meant for candidates who are semi-skilled and skilled in occupations in high demand in the BC province. The EEBC stream is for candidates whose valid profiles are existing in the Express Entry system. The Express Entry system is a major route for skilled immigrants trying to obtain PR in Canada.
Talking of minimum score, the requirement ranged between 76 and 98 for the 5 SI and EEBC categories involved. A detailed break-up of the score specifications are as follows:
- EEBC – International Graduate: 98
- EEBC – Skilled Worker: 94
- SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 76
- SI – International Graduate: 98
- SI – Skilled Worker: 94
Now, if you want to get invited through the EEBC categories, candidates must be registered under both BC’s SIRS and the federal Express Entry system.
If you have any idea of what Express Entry system, you must already know that that’s the system that manages all your applications for immigration to Canada. You make a profile and submit it to the system and the system will rank it based on factors like education, age, work experience, and language proficiency in English or French. The ranking is expressed as CRS score.
And if you get a nomination from a Canadian province like BC, you will get 600 bonus points added to your CRS score.
Things are a bit simpler for SI category candidates as they only need registration with the SIRS.
In the September 1 draw, even entrepreneurs, I.e. candidates from the Entrepreneur Immigration category were invited. More precisely, candidates from its Regional Pilot and Base Category stream were invited to apply for PR.
Under 5 invitations went to candidates who scored at least 128 in the Regional Pilot stream. This stream will attract new businesses to regional communities that are smaller but significant, like the ones in BC.
6 invitations went to candidates with a minimum score of 126 in the Base category stream. This stream is meant for business owners or senior managers with plans to invest in an actively managed business in BC.
So, as it’s obvious, Canada immigration and its regional draws are still giving great opportunities for immigrants in different categories to arrive and build a future in Canada.
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BC = British Columbia
PNP = Provincial Nominee Program
PR = Permanent Residence
SI = Skills Immigration
EEBC = Express Entry BC
CRS = Comprehensive Ranking System
SIRS = Skills Immigration Registration System