On February 2, 2021, the provincial nominee program of British Columbia (BC PNP) has invited 208 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination. If approved, a BC PNP nominee will be allowed to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
In order to receive an invitation through the Express Entry British Colombia (EEBC), candidates must be registered under both the federal Express Entry system and B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Only candidates with competitive profiles and who rank highly will receive invitations to apply.
Candidates who receive a provincial nomination earn an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points which virtually guarantees that they will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence under IRCC’s Express Entry system.
CRS Cut-Off Scores
The BC PNP draw invited candidates from both their EE BC and SIRS programs with CRS scores as follows:
Express Entry BC Categories
Skilled Worker: 104
International Graduate: 100
Skills Immigration Categories
Skilled Worker: 98
International Graduate: 98
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker: 79
Base Category: 122
Given the current state of international travel restrictions, BC PNP is excluding some professions that relate to tourism and hospitality.
Candidates who have job offers in these occupations are welcome to apply to the federal Express Entry program if their qualifying occupation is a skilled position falling under NOC skill level 0, A, or B.
Interested in knowing more about this program? We are here to help. You can contact us to confirm if you qualify here.