BCPNP selects 158 applicants on May 19, 2020 Draw

On May 19 British Columbia (B.C) selected 158 applicants from its Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to 158 applicants who meet the terms of BCPNP and have the minimum CRS score. Also, the CRS score for this draw was varied for each category.

To qualify you must have a CRS score of:

BC PNP stream Substream CRS score required
Skilled Immigration (SI) SI – Skilled Worker 100
SI – International Graduate 103
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 81
Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) Substream CRS score required
EEBC – Skilled Worker 110
EEBC – International Graduate 110

Besides, in this draw, the CRS score for SI stream fell 2-3 points whereas for EEBC stream the CRS score was up by 2 points.

If you received an ITA under the EEBC category of BCPNP then it means:

  • Firstly, you have an active EE profile
  • Secondly, you meet the EE system’s Human Capital Factors such as:
    • Age
    • Language Skills
    • Education Level
    • Work Experience
  • Also, you have the CRS score as per one of the EEBC substreams

In case you receive a nomination against your EE profile then you will receive an extra 600 CRS score. This increase your chance of receiving an ITA in EE draws to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Overall the applicants must submit a complete application to BCPNP within 30 days of receiving an ITA. Failing to do so shall result in the cancellation of the invitation.

Canada Immigration: All PNP draws on the rise

Earlier in a similar draw on May 07, B.C selected 237 applicants to apply for provincial nomination. Though their CRS score requirement was slightly higher than the May 19 draw. Looking at these two recent draws B.C is excluding 13 businesses due to the current pandemic issue. This measure is also in effect to follow the latest Canada Immigration instructions. However, it is expected that soon such measures and exclusions will not be necessary.

A positive sign in this respect is the frequency of draws that have been happening since the start of 2020. It indicates that Canada is more than ready to welcome foreign immigrants. And is working towards meeting its Immigrations Levels Plan for 2020.


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