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British Columbia invited 302 candidates in the latest Immigration draw


British Columbia invited 302 candidates in the latest Immigration draw

British Columbia has been conducting regular draws even in the pandemic time. The latest draw of the province was announced on 18th August 2020, in which 302 were selected. The CRS score for selection ranged between 76 to 98, and the applicants were chosen from the Skilled Immigration and Express Entry BC stream primarily.

The province of British Columbia issued invites to 302 aspiring candidates on 18th August in the latest provincial nominee program. The Candidates were invited from the Skilled workers and International graduate’s categories of British Columbia Provincial nominee program (BC PNP). The immigrations were mainly carried out in the Skilled Immigration and Express Entry BC stream. The applicants invited were also from the Entry level and semi-skilled worker’s category.

The minimum score of selection in the latest draw ranged between 76 to 98. following are the score demarcations for the draw –

  • Skilled Immigrants – Skilled Worker: 96
  • Skilled Immigrants – International Graduate: 98
  • Skilled Immigrants – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 76
  • Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker: 96
  • Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate: 98


The candidates who wish to be selected through the EEBC category should be registered under the Federal Express Entry system and B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) both. The Express Entry Stream is a federal system of selection of applicants, and it provides the applicant with the right to live, work and settle anywhere in the country. The candidates who have provincial nomination can also get selected through the express entry pathway, and they are entitled to 600 bonus points as well.

There have been three draws conducted so far in August for British Columbia, which included a tech Draw held on 11th August. There were 52 candidates invited through this draw. The Tech draws were started in 2017 as a resort to meet the technical labor market demand. The idea is to help the British Columbia tech sector to grow. The applicants in the tech pilot category are exempted from the permanent full-time job offer requirement. Owing to its high success rate, the Tech program has been extended until June 2021.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, There is no cost to completing an Express Entry profile. After you receive an ITA and submit a full application you will be required to pay application fee…for more details call us directly.

Yes, one can easily apply being in job because express entry process run simultaneously.

If your spouse, or common law partner accompanying & have graduation, post graduation or any higher qualification you can get ECA done this will increase CRS points, there is no compulsion.

The basic thing that you should aware of your profile eligibility before you apply, there are certain steps to follow like get qualification assessed by ECA prepare IELTS and follow the Federal System of inviting skilled immigrants in Canada is called Express Entry Program. The program is one of the most popular way to applying to Permanent Resident Visa.

Express Entry was introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in the year 2015 This Federal system of CRS evaluates the applicants on the basis of their credentials such as present age, educational levels, work experience & skills acquired, English and French language ability etc.

Basically Proof of funds indicates your financial stability

Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1 $12,474
2 $15,530

Application processing fees to IRCC: $550 per person, and $150 per dependent child. Right of Permanent Residence fees to IRCC: $490 per person, no fees for dependent children. Educational Credential Assessments: around $300 per person if you count international delivery by courier.

ECA is the only way for you to receive points for your foreign education, yes it is mandatory , you can avoid ECA only if you have any qualification done from Canada .

No, Not really. IELTS is to know language proficiency parameter which can also be awarded by giving CELPIP-G

TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

In 75% of cases, an application submitted through Express Entry is processed within 6 months from the date it is received, processing time also depend on getting ITA also , rest left 25% cases can clear process in 9-12 months, if someone is on very low CRS then time varies case to case

For filing your application, you need to create your express entry profile. You cannot file your express entry application if you are not having your Language Proficiency points with you . It is mandatory to appear in any of the asked tests by IRCC either is will be IELTS exam
TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
Any of the above provide you language proficiency points

You do not need a job offer to immigrate to Canada. There are programs available for you that allow you to apply for permanent residency in Canada without securing employment beforehand. You can apply PR if you are considered a Skilled Worker.

After you receive PR Canada you can start your job search from Indian, we also help applicant to reach wider audience of employers so that applicants profile can get more approaches, you can also refer to social media platforms like Linked in, it plays important role, make connections stay connected & explore.

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