British Columbia held the latest PNP Draw on 02nd June 2020 for Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates and sent out 279 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.
During the recent BC PNP Draw, 241 invitations issued to Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates under the province’s Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) categories, while 29 invitations issued to Entrepreneur Immigration candidates under the province’s Base Category & Regional Pilot.
British Columbia PNP Draw 02nd June 2020 was affected by the impact of coronavirus on British Columbia businesses and the following NOCs were excluded 0621, 0631, 0632, 0651, 3236, 6211, 6311, 6313, 6321, 6322, 6341, 6421, 6511, 6512, 6513, 6521, 6522, 6523, 6524, 6525,
6531, 6532, 6533, 6562, 6564, 6611, 6621, 6711, 6721, 6722, 6731 for both Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories.
Skills Immigration (SI) Category
Skills Immigration has three subcategories which are Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level & Semi-Skilled. The minimum score requirements for Skilled Worker were 105, International Graduate was 105, and Entry Level & Semi-Skilled was 81.
Express Entry BC (EEBC) Category
Express Entry BC has two subcategories which are Skilled Worker and International Graduate. The minimum score requirements were 105 for both subcategories.
Express Entry manages applications for three of Canada’s main economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry candidates require to get a nomination from British Columbia after applying and if they secure the nomination then they receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score and are effectively guaranteed an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent draw from the Express Entry pool.
The Comprehensive Ranking System ranks eligible candidates for immigration to Canada through Express Entry under the following components:
- core human capital factors;
- accompanying spouse or common-law factors;
- skill transferability factors; and
- factors relating to a provincial nomination, a qualifying offer of arranged employment, Canadian study experience, a sibling in Canada, and/or French language ability.
Entrepreneur Immigration Category
Base Category is to welcome established entrepreneurs who either wish to start a business or take over one. Candidates are assessed based on criteria such as their business experience, net worth, education, business plan, and the amount of investment they plan to make.
Regional Pilot is to encourage immigrant entrepreneurs to build a new life in smaller communities in the province. Candidates are assessed on similar criteria as the Base Category, however, there are some different requirements such as lower net worth and minimum investment thresholds.
British Columbia sent out 29 invitations to Base Category candidates and 9 invitations to Regional Pilot candidates.
The minimum score requirements of Base Category was 121 while for Regional Pilot was 118.