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The recent draw of British Columbia invited 430 candidates


The recent draw of British Columbia invited 430 candidates

It was one of the large British Columbia draws in which 430 applicants were selected in Express Entry BC (EEBC), Skills Immigration (S.I.), and in Entrepreneur streams. B.C. is one of the active provinces in this COVID 19 pandemic time, and it has regularly held draws in almost every stream.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued invites to 430 applicants in the latest Provincial nomination draw. It was announced on September 1. the candidates were Skilled Workers and International Graduates. The selection was primarily carried out in the Express Entry BC (EEBC), Skills Immigration (S.I.), and Entrepreneur streams. The draw excluded occupations such as tourism, hospitality, retail, and personal services because of the latest COVID-19 pandemic.

Important Aspects of the BC PNP Draw-

a) Nominations – 430
b) Scorecard
  • Skill Immigration – Skilled Worker: 94
  • Skill Immigration – International Graduate: 98
  • Skill Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 76
  • Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker: 94
  • Express Entry BC – International Graduate: 98


The applicants who wish to immigrate through the Express Entry BC stream should have a valid federal Express Entry system profile and an account under B.C.'s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). For the Skill Immigrations, both the skilled and semi-skilled applicants are considered for the occupations that are in demand in the province. The skilled candidates need to be registered only under the SIRS. The selection score for the draw ranged from 76 to 98 in these two streams.

The Invites that were issued under the Entrepreneur Immigration pathways selected applicants in both streams - Base Category Stream and Regional Pilot Stream. In the Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category, six invitations were issued where the score required was as low as 126. The base category selects senior managers or business owners who can actively manage businesses. For Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot Stream, the selection score was 128. This stream invites smaller and new businesses in the regional communities in B.C.

British Columbia is one of the active provinces of Canada, which is regularly conducting draws. Before this, the last draw of BC PNP was a Tech Pilot draw in which 72 invitations were issued in 29 eligible tech occupations.

The applicants selected in the provincial Nomination are also eligible for 600 extra points in the Federal express entry system.

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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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