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  • British Columbia has issued a total of 383 new invitations to candidates in a number of categories under its Skills Immigration Stream in draws that took place on January 31 and February 7. The February 7 draw was conducted under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)’s Tech pilot program which is designed to compliment B.C.’s technology sector in its efforts to recruit talent through weekly draws.

  • The province of British Columbia issued 225 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in a draw that was held April 18. In a news update, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) said the invitations were issued to qualified registrants who had a job offer in one of its, Technology Pilot program's 32 key technology occupations.

  • The province of British Columbia nominated 2,350 Express Entry candidates for Canadian permanent residence in 2017, with a notable boost in the number nominated through its EEBC — Skilled Worker category, a new report shows.

  • The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program issued 241 new invitations for a provincial nomination to skilled workers and graduates under its Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams The minimum scores for each category involved in this draw were as follows:

  • On May 10, 2017, the British Colombia invited 364 workers and graduates to apply for a provincial nomination certificate. This represents an increase of 77 percent in the number of candidates invited in five sub-categories managed through the province skills program registration system (SIRS), compared to the previous draw on April 19. These individuals have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from BC and are now in a position to submit an application for a provincial nomination certificate, with which they may then apply to the federal government for Canadian permanent resident status.

  • On July 25th British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has issued 400 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination certificate to skilled workers and graduates under its Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams. All invitations in the July 25 draw were issued to candidates under the BC PNP Skill immigration program and Express Entry and streams.

  • International migration continued to drive Canadian population growth in the final quarter of 2017, accounting for nearly 70 percent of the increase seen during that three-month period, new Statistics Canada data reveal. The federal agency said international migration, which includes immigration, return emigration and net non-permanent residents, “remained the main driver of population growth” between October 1, 2017, and January 1, 2018.

  • The province of Ontario led Canada’s provinces and territories in net employment gains in 2018 During 2018 Canada’s unemployment rate reach its lowest point since 1976.

  • British Columbia is opening a new immigration pilot program to attract foreign entrepreneurs to smaller communities around the province.

  • In its latest provincial draw, which took place on March 21, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 146 new invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to skilled workers, graduates, and entrepreneurs interested in permanent settlement in the province.

  • British Columbia issued a total of 357 Invitations to Apply in draws that took place on July 19 and July 26. The latter draw was a 'tech-only’.

  • 27 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued to skilled workers and international graduates in the latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) tech pilot draw, which took place on July 18. The invitations were issued to candidates who meet the Tech pilot eligibility requirements, which were updated recently with list of key technology sector occupations and job offer requirements for candidates in these occupations. For these candidates, a full-time job offer of at least one year (365 days) is required among other criteria.

  • On January 2 , BC issued invitation to apply to Skills Immigration and Express Entry candidates.

  • The Government of British Columbia continues to invite workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs at low points thresholds in the most recent draws conducted on November 22 and November 29.

  • The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program invited 323 candidates under Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams in the latest draw, which took place August 22. Candidates who receive a nomination under the Express Entry BC Skilled worker and international graduates categories will receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score.

  • BC PNP continues weekly tech-specific draw
    The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program issued 32 invitations to apply for a British Columbia provincial nomination in the latest tech pilot draw that took place on September 12.

  • A total of 405 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued this week to candidates under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program in an invitation round that took place on August 8. If a candidate obtains a successful nomination under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)skilled worker and International graduates categories, he or she will receive an additional 600 points under the comprehensive ranking system (CRS toward their Express Entry profile.

  • The trend of low points thresholds in immigration draws conducted by the government of British Columbia remains consistent, as more workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs received an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination under the (BC PNP) based on the last two draws on September 27 and October 4.

  • Various types of skilled workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs have been invited to submit an application to British Colombia Nominee Program (BC PNP) following draws that took place on August 31 and September 6.

  • The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program issued 397 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination to registrants under its Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams in a draw that took place on September 5.