BC issued a total of 151 invitations in its latest draw held on January 2, 2019, to the candidates in its International Graduate and Skilled Worker categories of both the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration (Entry Level and Semi-Skilled) Streams.
95 was the minimum score for the International Graduate candidates and 85 for the Skilled Worker candidates for both the streams. While 68 was the minimum score for the Semi-Skilled and Entry Level candidates.
The candidates who have an interest in applying under the Express Entry and Skills Immigration Streams must first create their profile online using online registration system of BC PNP (British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program). BC PNP will assess the candidates’ profiles and assign scores based on several factors such as education, work experience, and other factors.
The Express Entry Stream of BC is linked with the Federal Express Entry System that manages the candidates’ pool for the three main economic immigration programs, “Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class.”
The immigration candidates must have a full-time, intermediate job offer from a BC’s employer for eligibility under BC PNP’s various immigration streams including the streams focused on 2nd January 2019 Draw.
The express entry candidates will get an additional 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score on receiving a provincial nomination from BC PNP for Canada PR.
The candidates who got nominated through the Skills Immigration Stream of BC will have their applications for Canada PR processed by the Canadian government outside the Express Entry System.
Minimum Scores Required in each BC PNP Category of the January 2 Draw
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