If you are looking for an expedited pathway to Canadian permanent residence, you should consider the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of British Columbia (BC), commonly referred to as the BC PNP. On March 30, BC held two draws in the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) streams and issued 374 invites in 2 draws held the same day
Why You Should consider BC PNP
British Columbia, an economic and cultural diversity hub of the third-largest city in Canada, can be your home if you can exhibit the experience and skills targeted by the province. You may be lucky to be awarded the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Certificate if you qualify under the skill or entrepreneur immigration program. You can consider this invitation as an expedited pathway for foreigners to apply for Canadian permanent residence. With the PNP certificate, a candidate receives up to 600 CRS points in the Express Entry program.
For the 330 invites in the BC PNP held on March 30, the lowest points ranged between 81 and 96. These points increase your profile rank in the express entry comprehensive rank system used by the Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] and Canadian Immigration.
In 2021 alone, the province has held up to 18 invitation rounds, which are a small percentage of the 2,909 total draws up to date. On the same day, BC also issued 44 invitations in a draw for NOC 0621 employees such as retail and wholesale trade managers and NOC 0631 workers such as foodservice and restaurant managers. The minimum score for this draw remained at 113 points.
An Overview of All You Should Know About The BC PNP
If you are a foreign worker in the high-demand occupations in British Columbia, you are eligible for the BC PNP. The program attracts candidates in two mainstreams, which are subdivided into other subcategories.