Latest BC PNP invites 241 skilled candidates to Canada

BC PNP Draw 279 Invitations

British Columbia (BC) conducted the province’s largest Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) since late March 2020 on June 2.

Invitations were sent to 241 candidates from the International Graduate and Skilled Worker streams. They were invited to apply under Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC (EEBC) categories.

The minimum required score for cut-off for the Skills Immigration’s sub-categories were:

  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 81
  • International Graduate: 105
  • Skilled Worker: 105

The minimum required score for cut-off for EEBC sub-categories were:

  • International Graduate: 105
  • Skilled Worker: 105

These chosen candidates needed profiles in Canada’s Express Entry system. This system is maintained by Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). With an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination by BC, a candidate earns 600 points extra on the original Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This, in effect, guarantees the candidate to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence (PR).

Due to the COVID-19 crisis. BC excluded many sales and services jobs from being considered in the draw. The pandemic has impacted the Canada immigration process.

In a first in 2 months, candidates were also invited from Entrepreneurship streams. 29 invitations were sent under the Entrepreneur Immigration Base category of BC PNP. The cut-off score was 121.

The draw from the Entrepreneurship stream aimed at bringing in established entrepreneurs ready to either start a business or acquire an existing business in Canada. These candidates were assessed on the basis of:

  • Net worth
  • Business experience
  • Business plan
  • Amount of investment planned
  • Education

BC also sent out 9 invitations to Entrepreneur immigration – Regional Pilot candidates. A cut-off score of a minimum of 118 points was stipulated for them.

The aim of this PNP is to motivate immigrant entrepreneurs to be part of smaller communities of BC. They can start enterprises that serve these communities.

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