The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is designed to attract foreign workers in high demand and who want to become permanent residents.
British Columbia has invited 289 immigration candidates through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held on January 25.
The province held two draws through the BC PNP and invited candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams.
Invitations were issued to those from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of SI and EEBC streams.
The majority of the invitations, 264, were sent through a general draw. These candidates received invitations if they met the minimum score requirements between 77 and 114 depending on the program for which they are eligible.
Another draw targeted candidates whose occupation falls under NOC 0621 (retail and wholesale trade managers) or NOC 0631 (restaurant and food service managers). That draw resulted in 25 invitations with minimum scores of 114 across the board.
Since last February 2021, British Columbia has been conducting a separate round of invitations twice a month as part of its PNP program. These draws are being held due to the high number of candidates from particular labour market sectors who are registered in the province’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).