Recently a provincial nominee program draw held by British Columbia, where 407 immigration candidates are invited.
This draw was especially meant for the Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled categories and invitation to applicants from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) divisions. For this, candidates must attain the minimum scores ranged between 75 - 95 points.
Here, the EEBC category is for the aspirants who have valid profiles in the federal government’s Express Entry system (Canada's biggest entranceway for the skilled immigrants who are looking to obtaining Canadian citizenship).
On the other hand, SI is for skilled or semi-skilled individuals with a speciality in the high-demanding professions.
For this, the Skills Immigration Registration System of British Columbia has managed British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program also known as SIRS. Eligible candidates who want to apply in SIRS need to register themself by creating an account. In the next step, aspirants are assigned a score on the on behalf of factors like qualification, work experience and, communication skills.
High scorers were then invited to apply for a provincial selection just after British Columbia organize a new one of its regular draws.
Candidates under Skills Immigration Registration System categories must have an offer letter from any employers in British Columbia.
Express entry is an application management system from the federal government, here candidates are given a score for human capital aspects such as age, experience, qualification, and excellent communication skills in English or French.
Applicants qualified under the EEBC: Skilled Worker and EEBC: International Graduate categories, can get extra 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the next federal Express Entry contest if they are successful with their selection.
Even with the travel restriction and border seals, express entry draws are organized regularly. Even as, the latest Express Entry draw, received 4,200 invitations for permanent citizenship
the second largest in numbers since the system’s set up in 2015. Until now, IRCC has issued a 74,150 Invitation to apply and has confirmed that it will continue to make endeavors to receive high levels of new immigrants in the future.
The provincial nominee program by British Columbia holds weekly draws and the last one was on September 8, 2020. Until now, they have invited a total of 6000 immigration candidates for a provincial nomination through regular PNP and Tech Pilot draws.
Tech Pilot applicants are exempt from the permanent job offer condition that applies to most of the immigration categories under the BC PNP. On the other hand, Tech Pilot candidates must show a job offer that is as a minimum one year in duration with the minimum 120 calendar days remaining at the time of apply for a provincial nomination.