- September 27, 2016
- Posted by: Pratik Gupta
- Category: Canada Visa
As per the latest draw that took place on 27 September 2016, total 647 candidates have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Immigration to Canada through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). Many international graduates, entrepreneurs are now eligible to submit an application for a provincial nomination certificate to the BC PNP. Afterwards, they will be in the condition to apply to the federal government for permanent residential status.
The majority of Invitations were issued to the candidates from the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) categories, while the remaining ITAs were issued with respect to the Entrepreneur Immigration stream. SIRS is a points-based system, which prioritize candidates for provincial nomination on the basis of the candidates score calculated based on their skills and information furnished during the registration. The score is the determining factor whether a candidates receives an ITA whenever a draw is executed.
BC PNP Invitations to Apply: September 27 Draw
The 27 September draw significant under which the minimum point requirement has been reduced for each SIRS Category while some category has observed noticeable decrease in the points. As compared to the September 15 draw, the number of ITAs issued increased from 477 to 647 with reference to September 27 Draw. Only one category i.e. – BC Entrepreneur Immigration Stream has indicated an increase in the minimum point requirement.
Refer the table for details about the categories for which the ITAs issued through BC PNP –
|Stream/Category||Minimum Score||Points Difference From Previous Draw||Number of Invitations||Aligned with Express Entry?|
|Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker||90||-5||104||Yes|
|Express Entry BC – International Graduate||85||-5||124||Yes|
|Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker||90||-5||73||No|
|Skills Immigration – International Graduate||90||-10||155||No|
|BC Entrepreneur Immigration Stream*||133||+5||10||No|
|Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||60