British Columbia conducted the PNP draw on 25th January 2022 for its permanent residency in Canada under the provincial nominee program. There are two subcategories of the BC PNP draw under which the candidates can apply for permanent residency (PR). They are stated as follows:
- Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC)
- Skills Immigration (SI)
The first draw of 25th January featured the random draw; however, another draw attract the aspirants with NOC 0631 (i.e. Restaurant & Food Service Managers) and NOC 0621 (Retail & Wholesale Trade Managers).
With a cut-off score ranging from 77 to 114, 264 general draw candidates got invited across the five streams. However, British Columbia issued 25 invitations under the two NOCs with a minimum point of 114.
The five different categories with their minimum score are represented below:
|Types of PR||Subcategory of PR|
Cut-off score( In Points)
|Skill Immigration||Skilled Workers stream||105|
|2||Skill Immigration||International Graduate stream|
|Skill Immigration||Entry Level & Semi-Skilled workers||77|
|4||Express Entry British Columbia||Skilled worker stream|
|Express Entry British Columbia||International Graduate stream|
British Columbia is continually conducting the regular draws & outperforming candidates in every single subcategory are invited to apply for a Canada PR under the provincial nomination program.
PNP Streams of British Columbia
There are various streams of the Provincial Nominee Program through which a candidate can apply for the Canada PR. British Columbia offers the following categories for the PNP stream:
1) Express Entry Stream
The Express Entry streams depend on the periodic draws that allow the province to nominate potential aspirants for admission in Canada through the Express Entry immigration system. If you want to qualify under any B.C Entry Streams, you should meet the eligibility criteria for any of the approved programs of federal express entry-
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
Moreover, candidates, who fall under the International Graduate stream do not need any specific job offer to qualify for the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry (EE) program.
2) Skills Immigration Stream
The Provincial Nominee Program of British Columbia targets the aspirants who meet the requirements of the province’s labor & who want to settle in British Columbia. This program accepts applications of skilled workers in two ways Express Entry BC & Skills Immigration. The hype of occupations like skilled & semi-skilled workers is at its peak in British Columbia & it is divided into following essential components.
- Semi-Skilled & Entry-Level Workers
- Healthcare Experts
- Skilled Workers
- International Graduates & Post-graduates
3)British Columbia Business Immigration
This PNP program offers an ultimate immigration process for experienced & qualified aspirants who want to permanently settle in British Columbia. Business category program aims to attract high net worth candidates who want to invest & initiate a business in B.C.
- Important Strategic Projects
- Immigration of Entrepreneur
- Entrepreneur Immigration (Regional Pilot)