British Columbia issued 271 invitations for immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on April 16. Certain occupations were left out of the April 16 invitation round due to the impact of coronavirus prevention measures on B.C. businesses
This British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invitation round was affected by coronavirus measures that have impacted B.C. businesses.
The 271 candidates were selected from both the Skilled Immigration and Express Entry BC stream. The provincial score requirement varied depending on which subcategory candidates belonged to.
Under the Skills Immigration stream, candidates were invited from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories. Minimum score requirements were 85 for Entry Level and Semi-Skilled candidates, and 100 for the other two sub-categories.
Express Entry BC candidates had profiles in the federal Express Entry system. They were invited through the Express Entry BC Skilled Worker and International Graduate sub-categories. The minimum provincial score requirements were 105 and 102, respectively.Those who received an invitation to apply now have up to 30 calendar days from the day they receive their invitation to submit a complete application to the BC PNP for the provincial nomination.