How Does The BC PNP Work?
British Columbia utilizes the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) to manage both streams. Therefore, you must begin the process by registering an account. The CRS system awards you points based on factors such as education level, age, proficiency in French or English, and work experience. Remember, you will receive an invitation to apply for Canada permanent residence if the CRS highly ranks your profile. If you are among the highest-scoring candidate in your subcategory, you will receive an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency.
After receiving your invitation, you must submit your application through the BC PNP online system within 30 days. If you win the BC PNP draw, you get a chance to apply for permanent citizenship under the Provincial Nominee Class, which is recognized by Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Express Entry BC (EEBC) Stream
If you qualify for the EEBC, you will receive priority processing mainly because EEBC aligns with the Express Entry immigration selection system managed by the federal government. The EEBC uses the immigration application system that ranks candidates under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Once you register your details, the CRS system awards you points based on human capital inputs such as proficiency in French or English, work experience, education level, and age. Besides, you must also qualify in at least one of the following IRCC Express Entry programs to enter the EEBC draw:
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Canadian Experience Class
You may also qualify to receive a federal invitation to apply (ITA) subsequent Express Entry draws mainly because the EEBC PNP nomination fetches 600 CRS points for every provisional candidate.