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British Columbia Opens First BC PNP draw of 2021 to issue 168 Invitations

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 06, Jan 2021

British Columbia Opens First BC PNP draw of 2021 to issue 168 Invitations British Columbia is the first Canadian Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the New Year 2021, which has revealed the details of its first PNP draw of the year. This latest draw of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) was held on 5 January 2021. The province invited a total of 168 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories of British Columbia PNP.

Latest BC PNP Draw on 5 January

In its first draw of 2021, BC PNP has issued a total of 168 invitations. The minimum score requirement is the same, as was in the last draw of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), i.e. 95 points for SI - Skilled Worker and SI - International Graduate category, while it is 99 points for EEBC - Skilled Worker and EEBC - International Graduate category.

Regular BC PNP Draw on January 5, 2020

Date Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score
January 5, 2021 168 SI - Skilled Worker 95
SI - International Graduate 95
SI - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
EEBC - Skilled Worker 99
EEBC - International Graduate 99

For SI - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, just 77 points were required to get ITA (Invitation to apply).

The below NOCs were excluded in the current draw:

0621, 0631, 0632, 0651, 3236, 6211, 6311, 6313, 6321, 6322, 6341, 6421, 6511, 6512, 6513, 6521, 6522, 6523, 6524, 6525, 6531, 6532, 6533, 6562, 6564, 6611, 6621, 6711, 6721, 6722, 6731
Also, read- Which is the best PNP to apply for Canada PR in 2021
Apply for best PNP this year to get Canada PR

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) of Canada offers a relatively easy pathway to apply for and acquire a Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) visa. The PNPs invite, assess, and nominate the applicants for Canadian PR visas even if they have a relatively low immigration point score or Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in the federal Express Entry System.

Some popular PNPs to apply for Canadian PR visa are as follows:

  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program
  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP), etc.
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Rajneesh Kumar

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