Provincial nominations can provide Express Entry applicants with higher CRS scores and alternative pathways to permanent residence in Canada.
British Columbia has released the results of the latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws, which took place last week. PNP invitation draws in British Columbia are typically held weekly, making them one of the most frequent PNP draws in Canada.
The latest round of invitations under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) was held on June 7. A total of 141 candidates were invited to apply for provincial nominations. This is a decrease from the 167 invitations issued on May 31.
To be eligible for a provincial nomination in BC, applicants must meet the requirements of one of the Express Entry BC or Skills Immigration categories of British Columbia administered through the Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
The minimum score is between 60-85
Invitations to this draw were issued to applicants in the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories, who were required to achieve a minimum score between 60 and 85, depending on the category.
The province has recently held rounds of invitations for applicants in specific occupations to meet the increased demand for workers in certain sectors of the economy. This week, the province invited the following applicants:
– 125 technical occupations with a score of 85 or higher;
– 16 educators (NOC 4214) with a minimum score of 60;
– fewer than five health occupations with a minimum score of 60.
The Provincial Nominee Program
The Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNP. Provincial nomination, while different from permanent residency, can significantly increase the chances of obtaining permanent residency through Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). There are over 80 PNPs in Canada through which potential applicants can obtain permanent residency. This can be accomplished by directly applying to the province or through an Express Entry profile.
In addition, applicants with Express Entry profiles can receive a provincial nomination and add 600 points to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. A good CRS score can improve your chances of receiving an IRCC Invitation to Apply (ITA). You may also apply for a PNP-specific invitation round.
In the last Express Entry draw on June 8, Canada invited 932 PNP applicants who had achieved a CRS score of at least 796. This was the largest PNP draw since March 2, when Canada invited 1,047 PNP applicants.
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