British Columbia (BC) issued new invitations to apply (ITAs) to the Express Entry BC, Entrepreneur, and Skills Immigration Streams through its Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in a draw held on 12th December 2018.
BC issued a total of 31 Express Entry BC & Skills Immigration ITAs through its Provincial Nominee Program’s (BC PNP’s) Tech Pilot Program. The tech pilot program of BC fast tracks the process of immigration for the eligible foreign workers with a job offer in one among the 29 In-Demand Occupations List.
85 was the minimum score needed for the candidates in the Skilled Worker category, and 95 was the minimum score for the international graduates for both the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration Streams.
Candidates must have an active profile in the Federal Express Entry System to be eligible for any Express Entry categories. The Federal Express Entry System manages the candidates’ pool for the three primary economic immigration categories, “Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.”
The express entry candidates will get an additional 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score on receiving a provincial nomination for PR through Express Entry BC Stream.
BC issued a total of 25 Invitations to the candidates in the Entrepreneur Stream of the BC PNP with a minimum score of 110. This stream is for the experienced entrepreneurs who are willing to invest in an active business in BC and managing the same.
The candidates who want to apply under BC PNP must first create their online profile with BC PNP and submit a complete registration form. The candidates will get scores based on factors like education, language ability in French/English, and work experience.
For eligibility in the BC PNP immigration categories, candidates must have an intermediate, full-time job offer from an employer in the province.
The Minimum Scores Required for each Category on December 12 Draw BC PNP
ITA for BC PNP is not the same as ITA issued at Federal level.
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