Express Entry- how does it work?

The Express Entry system is used by the federal government to manage permanent residence applications. Candidates earn points from their profiles based on their human capital factors such as age, work experience, and language proficiency in English and French. However, an Express Entry candidate with Provincial Nomination Program garners an extra 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System, (CRS) score. This is an almost definite guarantee of an invitation to apply for permanent residence. For Skills Immigration candidates, however, all you need is to be registered by SIRS.

Entrepreneur Skills Nominations

Applicants in Entrepreneur Immigration under the base category and regional category streams also received invitations on 1st September. Base Category comprises of senior managers or business owners planning to engage in business and its active daily management in B.C. A total of six invites were issued to candidates in this category with scores of as low as 126. On the other hand, less than five invitations were issued to candidates with scores of at least 128 through the entrepreneur immigration-Regional Pilot Streams. Regional pilot streams are deliberated to attract new businesses to smaller regional communities in B.C.

Tech Pilots Nominations

In the last week’s draw, seventy-two invitations were issued under the BC PNPs tech pilots to skilled workers and international graduates with job offers in one of their 29 eligible tech sectors. Each category had a minimum cut-off score of 80. The tech pilot was introduced in 2017 to timely respond to labor needs in British Columbia’s tech sector. It also gives British Columbia technology companies fast access to in-demand skilled workers. Unlike other immigration categories, Tech Pilot applicants are not required to show an unstipulated and full job offer. On the contrary, candidates must have a job offer which is one of the 29 targeted occupations, at least one year in duration, and 120 calendar days remaining at the time of applying for a provincial nomination.

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