Province of British Columbia invited a total of 271 immigrants who have applied for a provincial nomination through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) for Canada permanent residency in the latest provincial draw on April 16.
According to the BCPNP web page, immigrants with work experience in selected occupations were targeted as these occupations were the one’s that are majorly affected by the Coronavirus. As a result following 34 occupations were not included in this latest draw:
271 immigrants were selected through BC PNP’s Skilled Immigration and Express Entry BC Stream. Both streams have their own requirements.
Under the Skills Immigration stream, candidates were invited from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories. Minimum score requirements were 85 for Entry Level and Semi-Skilled candidates, and 100 for the other two sub-categories.
Express Entry BC candidates had profiles in the federal Express Entry system. They were invited through the Express Entry BC Skilled Worker and International Graduate sub-categories. The minimum provincial score requirements were 105 and 102, respectively.
Those who received an invitation to apply now have up to 30 calendar days from the day they receive their invitation to submit a complete application to the BC PNP for the provincial nomination.