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British Columbia issued 225 invitations in latest draw of its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 28, Apr 2018

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In its latest draw Canadian province British Columbia has issued 225 invitations to apply (ITA)in latest draw of its PNP, i.e. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). The BCPNP is one of the most popular Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada applied by hundreds of applicants every year.

Let's find out more details about the latest BCPNP draw.

Latest BCPNP Draw Launched

The latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) launched on April 18, 2018 invited a total of 225 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Provincial Nomination.

As per the updates received from the popular PNP, in the latest draw province focused on inviting the qualified registrants with a job offer in any of the 32 main technology occupations under Tech Pilot Program.

The April 18 Draw of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued
April 18, 2018 EEBC-Skilled Worker 89 225
EEBC-International Graduate 89
SI - Skilled Worker 84
SI-International Graduate 84
SI - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 50

The minimum score requirement was above 80 for almost all streams of BCPNP, except for SI - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled stream, which demanded just 50 points for the issuance of ITA.

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Tech Pilot program

The Tech Pilot Program was launched in the year 2017, to meet the rising demand of flourishing technology sector of the Province of British Columbia. The program coordinates with the employers in the province to lure and hire the skilled and talented overseas workers to meet the ongoing skilled shortage. The applicants who received invitations in the latest draw, were registered under key streams of BCPNP, i.e. Skills Immigration and Express Entry Streams.

Express Entry streams of BCPNP

The applicants who are selected under the Express Entry streams of BCPNP become eligible to receive 600 additional CRS points. The increased CRS score make certain that such applicant get the ITA (Invitation to Apply) from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) in the next express entry draw.

The applicants once received Invitation to Apply (ITA) need to submit complete Canada PR application within 90 days of the receipt of the ITA. Hence, Express Entry streams of BCPNP are few of the main pathways for obtaining Canadian Permanent residency Visa.

Skilled Immigration Stream

The applicantsreceiving the Invitation to Apply under Skilled Immigration stream of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) get provincial nomination and hence, their application for Canada PR get processed outside the Federal Express Entry System procedure.

Also read- Manitoba PNP issued 400 Invitations in its Latest draw

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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