A total of 351 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued to Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates on October 3.
The October 3 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) draw saw minimum scores ranging from 65 to 91 points depending on the category. The points are assigned when candidates register through the BC PNP's Skill Immiogration and are awarded based on economic and human capital factors, such as education, work experience, language abilities.
A maximum of 200 points are available to candidates under the SIRS.
All Skill Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates invited in the October 3 draw need an indeterminate, full-time job offer from an employer in the province.
Candidates invited under the Express Entry BC categories are awarded an additional 600 points towards their Express Entry CRS score once their provincial nomination is approved by the province. Candidates with a provincial nomination move to the front of the line for an ITA for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.
Remaining Skills Immigration candidates who obtain a British Columbia provincial nomination will have their Canadian permanent residence applications processed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) separate from the Express Entry .