The province of British Columbia continues to be a pioneer on the immigration front, with 647 applicants having been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in a draw that occurred on September 27, 2016. An extensive variety of workers, international graduates, and business people are now in a position to present an application for a provincial nomination certification to the BC PNP, after which they may apply to the government for permanent resident status.
This is by far the highest number of ITAs issued to hopefuls in classifications under the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS), with the rest of the ITAs issued to applicants in the Entrepreneur Immigration stream pool. The SIRS is a dynamic admission administration system that permits the province to organize candidates for provincial nomination. Since it is a point-based system, applicants get a score in view of the information they give upon enrollment. This score will determine if a hopeful gets an ITA when a draw is performed. Certain BC PNP categories that work under the SIRS have been adjusted to the government Express Entry migration selection system, while applications made to different classes are handled outside the Express Entry system. These last categories are all things considered known as “base” classifications, instead of “enhanced” classifications that are adjusted to Express Entry.
BC PNP Invitations to Apply
The September 27 draw is vital in the way that the minimum points required decreased for every SIRS category, often considerably. The number of ITAs issued has expanded from 477 (in the September 15 draw) to 647 this time around. The main class that saw an expansion in the minimum point necessity was the BC Entrepreneur Immigration Stream.
Express Entry BC; Skilled Worker
The Express Entry BC Skilled Worker class is for international skilled workers who have a tertiary education or training and employment experience in an expert, management, technical, trade or other skilled occupation. Competitors must be qualified to enter the government Express Entry pool. A fortunate application under this classification brings about the competitor accepting 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and a resulting ITA at the government level.
Express Entry BC; International Graduate
International graduates who have moved on from a Canadian university or college inside the past two years might be qualified to apply under the Express Entry BC; International Graduate class. Strikingly, this class is interested in qualified graduates who graduated from a college or university in any area in Canada; it is not confined to graduates from BC colleges and universities. This classification is additionally aligned to the government Express Entry system.
Skill Immigration; Skilled Worker
The Skilled Worker category is available to workers with tertiary education or training and employment experience in an occupation at an expert level. You are expected to have a job offer in this category.
Skills Immigration; International Graduate
This classification is for international understudies who’ve graduated from a Canadian university or school within a period of two years of applying to the BC PNP. While candidates don’t need prior work experience, candidates are required to acquire a job offer from a B.C. employer.
Skills Immigration; Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
The Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category are interested in hopefuls who may not be qualified for other Canadian immigration programs, as it permits certain non-skilled workers to apply for permanent residence. Competitors must work in a qualified occupation inside the tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking, or food processing enterprises, or in an NOC expertise level C or D occupation in the Northeast Development Region of the area.
This stream gives a pathway to Canadian permanent residence for experienced agents who can build themselves up in B.C. while adding resources and contributing to an economically sound economy. Effective candidates will acquire a work permit and, if the business operation in British Columbia satisfies the prerequisites of the stream on a continuous premise, they will have the capacity to apply for permanent residence in Canada through the BC PNP.
Hopefuls who exceed the following registration scores are guaranteed to receive an Invitation to Apply in the next draw for their chosen category.
- Skills Immigration-Skilled Worker = Minimum score 135
- Skills Immigration-International Graduate = Minimum score 105
- Skills Immigration-Entry Level and Semi-Skilled = Minimum score 95
- Express Entry BC-Skilled Worker = 135
- Express Entry BC-International Graduate = 105