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British Columbia Latest Draw Issues Invitation to 345 Workers and Graduates

October 2017, 21
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In the latest draws for British Columbia, Provincial Nominee Program held on October 11th and 18th 345 workers and international graduates were invited to apply. Among the candidates invited some were selected under the BC PNP Tech Pilot scheme also.

The categories here are managed under Skills Immigration Register System. For applying through it, all eligible candidates must have an account, in which they are given a score which is based on their economic and human capital qualifications. Candidates with high scores are invited to apply when the province holds another periodic draw. Such Categories require the candidates to possess a job offer from an employer located in British Columbia.

Among the 345 candidates invited in the present case were some who were invited through an Express Entry Aligned Subcategory. The feature in this is that the persons invited to apply, can send an application for an enhanced BC PNP nomination certificate and receive it. A successful provincial nomination gives 600 additional points to the applicants in CRS at a later draw they also receive an ITA.

It is to be noted that an ITA under the BC PNP is dissimilar from the ITA issued in the federal Express Entry level.

These Skilled workers and graduates who have been invited in the various categories will have their applications for PR processed outside Express Entry when they get a nomination from BC.

All Eligible individuals interested in applying for Canadian immigration in specific categories must enter the SIRS pool. Then the candidates are given a score which reflects their education level, civil status, work experience gained, and some other factors. Skilled Workers, International Graduates, and Entry Level Semi-Skilled Workers figured in this list.

Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker

The Express Entry Skilled Worker category is meant for such workers who possess a post-secondary education or training /employment experience in a set up which is in the professional, technical or management spheres or related to a trade/skilled occupation. Candidates must have the eligibility to enter the federal Express Entry pool. A candidate with successful application receives 600 CRS points and can also get an ITA later at the federal level.

Express Entry BC – International Graduate

International graduates who completed their graduation from a university or college based in Canada, during the previous two years are eligible to send their application in the category of Express Entry International Graduates. This remains accessible to all eligible graduates who have graduated from a university/college in any location of Canada. It is aligned with the federal Express Entry system.

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker

This category is accessible to all workers who have post-secondary education /training besides the experience of employment in a skilled job. A job offer is mandatory here.

Skills Immigration – International Graduate

This category is meant for international students who have graduated from a university/college based in Canada during the previous two years. The applicants do not require any work experience, but they must get a job offer from a provincial employer.

Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

This category is meant for all candidates who otherwise do not qualify for other Canadian programs. It provides an opportunity to non-skilled workers to submit their PR application.  They need to work in an eligible occupation in tourism/hospitality, or trucking/food processing industry. Certain workers in an NOC skill level C/D occupation in the Northeast Development Region are also eligible in it.

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