British Columbia issues 187 Express Entry, Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur invite in the latest draw

One hundred eighty-seven invitations have been sent out by the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program after the May 7 draw. The people who have received these invites are now a step closer to achieving permanent residence status in Canada, but not before acing the next step. The next step is to apply for nomination for permanent residence in the five Skills Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia categories.

Express Entry, Skills Immigration, and Entrepreneur invites

It is not yet clear how many of these invitations went to the Skilled Immigration candidates in the Skilled Worker, International Graduate and Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled cohorts. Several invites also went out to the Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates, although the exact numbers remain unspecified.

Additionally, twenty other candidates were invited by the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program. This entrepreneur cohort is to apply via the BC PNP’s Base Category of its Entrepreneur Stream.

Express Entry candidates

Candidates who already have profiles in the federal Express Entry system can also be considered in the Express Entry British Columbia categories. The federal Express Entry system is the one that manages the skilled worker’s applications under Federal Economic programs in Canada. The applications usually fall under the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class economic immigration categories.

Nominated Express Entry candidates

The candidates under the Express Entry who are lucky enough to receive a nomination stand to gain 600 points for the Comprehensive Ranking System score. The more points you gain as a candidate, the better your CRS score and subsequently the better your chances at getting the elusive permanent residence status in Canada.

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