BRITISH COLUMBIA INVITES 243 IN LATEST PNP DRAWS

Nisha Uppal

Dec 21, 2021

The BC PNP is designed to attract foreign workers in high demand and who want to become permanent residents.

British Columbia invited 243 immigration candidates through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held on December 21.

The province held two draws through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) and invited candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams.

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

The majority of the invitations, 194, were sent through a general draw. These candidates received invitations if they met the minimum score requirements between 74 and 106 depending on the program for which they are eligible.

Another draw targeted candidates whose occupation falls under NOC 0621 (retail and wholesale trade managers) or NOC 0631 (restaurant and foodservice managers). That draw resulted in 49 invitations with minimum scores of 106 across the board.

Since last 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 are registered in the province’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

British Columbia finishes the year with more than 11,500 invitations issued through various BC PNP streams.

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