Latest BC PNP draw sent 125 invitations for PR
British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program (BC PNP) invited 125 candidates for Permanent Residency (PR) under three separate categories on June 21. Tech occupations received 101 invites under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories (including the express entry program). For this Tech draw, the minimum required score was 85. The remaining invitations were sent to the following groups.
|Category||Number of Invitations||Description||Minimum Score|
|Skilled Worker, International Graduate (including EEBC option)||14||Targetted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)||60|
|Skilled Worker, International Graduate (including EEBC option)||101||Tech Draw||85|
|Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi Level (includes EEBC option)||10||Targetted draw: Health care||60|
British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program (BC PNP)
The high quality of life in Canada consistently places it among the best places in the world to live. British Columbia is among the best provinces in Canada for relocating due to its welcoming atmosphere and stunning natural surroundings. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a number of immigration streams through different routes.
The major routes are as follows:
Skills Immigration Program: Only highly trained workers in BC's high-demand occupations are eligible for this program. This is designed so that both expert and inexperienced workers can use it. A point-based invite mechanism is used in it.
The classes included in this programs are listed below:
- British Columbia Skilled Worker
- British Columbia International Graduate
- British Columbia Health Care Professional
- British Columbia International Post Graduate
- British Columbia ELSS
British Columbia Express Entry: Express Entry BC is a more fast method for qualified skilled workers to come to British Columbia. You must also be eligible for a government program for economic immigration in order to be eligible for this. It makes use of an invitation system with points. For this program, you must have relevant work experience; however, you do not need to have worked in British Columbia. You must also fulfill additional standards, such as educational and language ones.
Express Entry can be used to manage the following categories:
- Skilled Worker Category
- Health Care Professional Category
- International Graduate Category
- International Post-Graduate Category
Entrepreneur Immigration: Entrepreneur Immigration is for experienced businessmen who want to start a business in British Columbia. The invitation process is point-based. To qualify for this program, applicants must have the necessary investment capital.
The categories under this are as follows:
- British Columbia Entrepreneur (Base category)
- British Columbia Entrepreneur Regional Pilot
British Columbia Tech Stream: For graduates from abroad and in-demand workers, it is the fastest pathway. Candidates must have a valid work offer for a minimum of 12 months in one of the 29 qualified occupations within the last 120 days at the time of application to be considered. The 29 qualifying professions are listed below:
- Audio and video recording technicians
- Authors and writers
- Biological technologists and technicians
- Broadcast technicians
- Chemical engineers
- Civil engineers
- Computer and information systems managers
- Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
- Computer network technicians
- Computer programmers and interactive media developers
- Database analysts and data administrators
- Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
- Electrical and electronics engineers
- Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment
- Graphic designers and illustrators
- Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
- Information systems analysts and consultants
- Information systems testing technicians
- Managers - publication, motion pictures, broadcasting, and performing arts
- Mechanical engineers
- Occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography, and the performing arts
- Other technical and coordinative occupations in broadcasting and performing arts
- Software engineers and designers
- Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade
- Telecommunication carriers managers
- Translators, terminologists, and interpreters
- User support technicians
- Web designers and developers
Eligibility Criteria For British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
You must attain specific requirements in order to be eligible for British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). Depending on the specific program, the eligibility requirements changes. However, all programs must fulfill a few essential eligibility standards as follows:
For immigration to British Columbia:
- you must have proof of your legal status.
- you must have at least 2 years of relevant skilled occupation experience,
- you must have a commitment to perform the duties assigned by the British Columbia employer,
- you must present a job offer from a British Columbia’s company (not required for some programs),
- you must have the necessary language skills.
Processing Time for BC PNP
Compared to other Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP), the BC PNP is renowned for its quick and simple application process. The amount of applications the federal government receives determines how long the procedure will take. After the submission of the complete profile, the approximate time frame for the BC PNP is between 4-6 months. According to the various categories and applicant information, time may, however, vary.
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