British Columbia reduces minimum scores in recent provincial draw

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program took place its recent draw on 4th April 2018 and issued invitations to 326 skilled workers and graduates to apply for a provincial nomination.

In this particular draw invitations issued were for the candidates in Skills Immigration and Express Entry categories.

The scores are comparatively lower than the earlier non-tech draw conducted on March 21 across all categories.

If the Candidates who have received an ITA from BC government have their application successful as we know, they will become eligible to receive 600 extra points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to their CRS score.  This means that they have a higher chance to receive an ITA from federal Express Entry draw.

Candidates invited through the Skills Immigration categories will have their applications for permanent residence processed outside the Express Entry system after they receive a nomination from BC.

BC PNP candidates must have an assured, full-time job offer from an employer in the province to become eligible for the majority of Canadian immigration categories managed by the BC PNP.

The minimum scores for each category involved in this draw were as follows:

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued
April 4, 2018 EEBC – Skilled Worker          89           326
EEBC – International Graduate          89
SI – Skilled Worker          84
SI – International Graduate          84
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled          55


It is important to note that an invitation to apply to the BC PNP is not the same as a federal government Invitation to Apply or ITA.


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