Latest British Columbia PNP Draw Updates
Published Date: 12th October 2021
British Columbia issued invitations to candidates by conducting two separate draws on 12th October, 2021. The candidates were picked from the Express Entry BC or Skills Immigration BC categories.
This province of Canada launched their British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program with the aim to attract and hold on to the skilled and semi skilled migrants coming in Canada. It also gives a chance to businessmen and students to have a chance & settle in this province. The government of this province makes sure that its market and labor needs are always met and it even takes care of the students who wish to migrate and live permanently in Canada.
Details for the General Draw
For general draw, 308 ITAs were issued and the subcategories considered were: Skilled Workers; International Graduates; Entry Level & Semi-Skilled Workers
- ITAs Issued: 308 ITAs
- Lowest CRS Score: 69 - 91
Details for a Separate Draw
In the next draw, 101 ITAs were issued. The invited candidates were either from SI/EEBC or whose occupations fall under the following NOC codes: NOC 0621 (Retails & Wholesale Trade Managers); NOC 0631 (Restaurant & Food Service Managers)
- ITAs Issued: 101
- Lowest CRS Score: 104
About Skilled Immigration BC
This program offered by British Columbia is specially designed for skilled/semi-skilled workers needed in high-demand occupation. There is a point-based (CRS) ranking system to get accepted under this category. The application for BCPNP is submitted online but the application for permanent residency is paper based (offline). You must have past work experience for some job categories under this program. The benefit is much more for international graduates who recently got a degree/certificate/ diploma from a Canadian university/college as they don’t necessarily need any prior work experience for some job categories.
Processing Time: The usual time for processing applications under this category is 2-3 months. Of course, this can vary according to the number of applications being submitted in that time period or any other economic factor. The estimated time is calculated from the date your visa application is successfully submitted.
About Express Entry BC
This is a much quicker way for skilled workers to enter Canada, specifically British Columbia. This program is paired with the Express Entry System of IRCC to give a chance to applicants to settle in BC. It is specially designed for provincial nomination of British Columbia and permanent residence in Canada. The requirement for work experience completely depends upon the category for which you are applying under express entry BC.
Processing Time: The usual time for processing the applications under this category is 2-3 months. Of course, this can vary according to the number of applications being submitted in that time period or any other economic factor. The estimated time is calculated from the date your visa application is successfully submitted.
Till date, British Columbia has issued over 10,000 invitations to apply under various programs and its PNP Draw is getting more frequent. You can visit our website www.visawalk.com/news for more such updates.