On January 2 , BC issued invitation to apply to Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates.
A total of 151 invitations were issued in this latest draw to candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories Selected applicants had minimum score of 85 for Skilled Worker candidates in both streams and 95 for International Graduate candidates.
The minimum score for entry level and Semi-Skilled candidates was 68.
Applicants must first create an online profile using the BC PNP's online registration system. Candidate profiles are assessed and assigned a score based on various factors, such as education, age , work experience and other factors.
Most immigration candidates must have an indeterminate, full-time job offer from an employer in the province in order to be eligible under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program's various streams, including the streams that were the focus of the January 2 draw.
B.C.'s Express Entry Stream is linked to the federal Express Entry system, which manages the profiles of candidates for Canada's three main federal economic immigration categories: the Skilled workers , skill trade and the Canadian experience class.
Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination from the British Columbia are awarded an additional 600 points towards their ranking system score, effectively guaranteeing an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Candidates nominated through the BCPNP immigration programs will have their applications for Canadian permanent residence processed by the Government of Canada outside the Express Entry system.
The minimum scores for each category invited in the January 2 draw were as follows: