A total of 405 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued this week to candidates under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program in an invitation round that took place on August 8.
If a candidate obtains a successful nomination under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker and Express Entry BC: International Graduate categories, he or she will receive an additional 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) toward their Express Entry profile.
The portion of candidates invited to apply for a British Columbia provincial nomination under the BC PNP Skills Immigration Streamcategories will have their applications for Canadian permanent residence processed outside the Express Entry system.
Generally, candidates applying for immigration under the BC PNP require an indeterminate, full-time job offer from an employer in the province. However, candidates applying under the BC PNP Tech Pilot with job offers in one of the 29 occupations are required to have a job offer that lasts for at least one year (365 days).
Individuals interested in applying for immigration to Canada under the Skills Immigration must first create an online profile with using the BC PNP’s online system and submit a complete registration form. Applicants’ profiles are then assessed and are assigned a score based on various factors, such as education, work experience and other factors.
If you are interested in finding out how many points you may be awarded under the BC PNP, please consult the exclusive CanadaVisa Skills Immigration Registration System Calculator.
For more information on the eligibility criteria for the BC PNP’s various categories, please visit our dedicated BC PNP page.