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British Columbia's selected 230 immigration candidates in the recent Provincial Nominee draw


British Columbia's selected 230 immigration candidates in the recent Provincial Nominee draw

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has recently selected 230 candidates on December 22. The shortlisted applicant is from the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams. BC is a highly active province, and even in the pandemic time, it has conducted regular draws. It is the technological hub of Canada, and every two weeks, the tech pilot program draws are conducted by British Columbia. However, the latest draw was through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

In the EEBC and SI stream, the sub-categories of selection were: Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled. The selection was based on the labor market requirement in the region, and the minimum EOI scores for the invitation are presented below:

  • Skills Immigration: Skilled Worker Score: 95
  • Skills Immigration: International Graduate Score: 95
  • Skills Immigration Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled Score: 77
  • Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker Score: 99
  • Express Entry BC: International Graduate Score: 99


The minimum required benchmark score for selection ranged between 77 to 99. The applicant who was high scoring they were selected in the draw. British Columbia is gravely affected by the on-going coronavirus pandemic in almost all the areas and sectors. Therefore, in this draw, there were some occupations that were not included. The Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC (EEBC) of BC PNP has the aim to attract international workers or graduates. They should meet the requirement of skill qualifications, education, and work experience. Filling the labor market demand is the core reason behind the draws.

To be able to apply under these two streams – EEBC and SI, there are two core requirements - the candidates need to have a BC PNP's online portal, and secondly, they should also register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Then after evaluation in education, work experience, proficiency in English, and also meeting the adequate salary after immigration, there will be the selection of the candidate by the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Being selected for the BC PNP also makes the applicant eligible for 600 additional points in the next EE draw of the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

BC is the westernmost province of Canada and houses the third-largest city Vancouver. The province is highly diverse and accepts applications in three main categories: Skill Immigration, Express Entry BC, and entrepreneur Immigration.

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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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