British Columbia invited 374 PNP candidates in new draws
British Columbia invited 374 immigrant applicants in two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws that took place on August 3, 2021.
Since February, British Columbia has been running two separate rounds of invitations twice a month as part of its PNP program. The province is holding a general draw and a second draw targeting retail and wholesale trade managers as well as restaurant and foodservice managers. According to information published by the province, this second draw is due to a high number of people registered with the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) with these two professions. By hosting these additional draws, the province aims to balance needs across all sectors of the provincial labor market.
Applicants in the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) have been invited to the general draw.
More specifically, invitations were sent to those in the subcategories of skilled workers, international graduates as well as entry-level and semi-skilled subcategories of the SI and EEBC streams.
The minimum scores for this draw ranged from 74 to 91 points. A total of 361 candidates were invited.
The separate draw was also carried out in the SI and EEBC categories and targeted candidates whose profession falls under CNP 0621 or CNP 0631. The draw resulted in 13 invitations with scores of 107.
So far this year, British Columbia has issued a total of 7,041 invitations through various BC PNP streams.