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British Columbia, Canada Invites: Express Entry, Skilled Workers & Entrepreneur Candidates

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British Columbia issues 187 Express Entry, Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur invite in the latest draw

One hundred eighty-seven invitations have been sent out by the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program after the May 7 draw. The people who have received these invites are now a step closer to achieving permanent residence status in Canada, but not before acing the next step. The next step is to apply for nomination for permanent residence in the five Skills Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia categories.

Express Entry, Skills Immigration, and Entrepreneur invites

It is not yet clear how many of these invitations went to the Skilled Immigration candidates in the Skilled Worker, International Graduate and Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled cohorts. Several invites also went out to the Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates, although the exact numbers remain unspecified.

Additionally, twenty other candidates were invited by the British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program. This entrepreneur cohort is to apply via the BC PNP’s Base Category of its Entrepreneur Stream.

Express Entry candidates

Candidates who already have profiles in the federal Express Entry system can also be considered in the Express Entry British Columbia categories. The federal Express Entry system is the one that manages the skilled worker’s applications under Federal Economic programs in Canada. The applications usually fall under the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class economic immigration categories.

Nominated Express Entry candidates

The candidates under the Express Entry who are lucky enough to receive a nomination stand to gain 600 points for the Comprehensive Ranking System score. The more points you gain as a candidate, the better your CRS score and subsequently the better your chances at getting the elusive permanent residence status in Canada.

What is the Comprehensive Ranking System?

The Comprehensive Ranking System is the ranking mode that the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada uses to select candidates for permanent admission into Canada. Known to be very competitive, it ranks candidates according to the points that have been awarded, with candidates with higher points making it to the next step. The selected candidates are then issued with ITAs or Invitations to Apply.

The applications of the Skills Immigration candidates who receive these mentioned nominations will be processed differently from those made to the federal Express Entry system.

How foreign nationals can apply via BC PNP

People from other countries who would love to gain permanent residence status using the Skills Immigration or EEBC options will be required to register an online profile with the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, which is also known as the BC PNP, followed by registration at the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

The Skills Immigration Registration System

The Skills Immigration Registration System is the system the BC PNP uses to evaluate candidates who have applied for permanent residence. Points are awarded to the candidates based on criteria like their education, work, experience and their ability to speak English or French, just like the Comprehensive Ranking System does.

Full-time job merits

The other thing that impacts a candidate’s eligibility is a job. Those who have applied under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia categories and already have full-time in job offers in British Columbia have the upper hand and have a better chance than those who don’t. It is advisable to seek an approved offer of employment

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