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Express Entry BC

Express Entry BC

British Columbia has invited 354 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination program (Express Entry BC) in the latest draw.

Recently British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program invited candidates from different subcategories that include:-

  • 3 skilled worker immigration sub-categories and

  • 2 Express Entry sub-categories.

British Columbia holds its weekly Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw on October 27.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) recently issued a total of 354 invitations through the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams.

Candidates were invited under the

  • Skilled Worker,
  • International Graduate,
  • Entry-Level and
  • Semi-Skilled subcategories.

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The minimum criteria or required score for successful candidates are mentioned below:

  • Skills Immigration: Skilled Worker: 93 points
  • Skills Immigration: International Graduate: 94 points
  • Skills Immigration Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled: 75 points
  • Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker: 92 points:
  • Express Entry BC: International Graduate: 93 points

British Columbia holds draws through its various PNP categories and streams weekly.

The largest BC PNP draw of the year was on September 29 when 450 provincial nomination invitations were issued.

To apply for the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories candidates must first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Applicants are evaluated and issued a score based on factors such as level of education, work experience, proficiency in English, and location of employment.

If an applicant is approved, they can then use their provincial nomination to apply for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination from British Columbia will be given an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

Such individuals are effectively guaranteed an Invitation To Apply (ITA) in a future federal Express Entry draw.

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