British Columbia held the latest PNP Draw on 16th June 2020 for Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates and sent out 276 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.
During the recent BC PNP Draw, invitations issued to Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates under the province’s Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) categories.
British Columbia PNP Draw 16th 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 the Skilled Worker & International Graduate were 100 and Entry Level & Semi-Skilled was 80.
Express Entry BC (EEBC) Category
Express Entry BC has two subcategories which are Skilled Worker and International Graduate. The minimum score requirements were 103 for the International Graduate subcategory and 100 for the Skilled Worker subcategory.
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.
So far, British Columbia held three draws in June, in which one was for Tech pilot draw.
Most importantly, Tech Pilot candidates are exempt from the permanent, full-time job offer requirement that applies to most immigration categories under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).
Tech Pilot candidates, however, must demonstrate a job offer that is at least one year in duration and has at least 120 calendar days remaining at the time they apply for a provincial nomination.
British Columbia’s recently announced that the Tech Pilot will be extended until June 2021.