British Columbia invited more than 430 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence during a draw held September 1.
Invitations went to Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates within the Express Entry BC (EEBC), Skills Immigration (SI) also as those in Entrepreneur streams.
The EEBC category is for candidates with a legitimate profile within the federal government’s Express Entry system, which is Canada’s main pathway for skilled immigrants who hope to get Canadian permanent residence.
The SI category is for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand within the province of B.C.
The minimum score requirements in today’s draw ranged between 76 and 98 for the five EEBC and SI categories that were involved.
The minimum scores were:
• SI – Skilled Worker: 94
• SI – International Graduate: 98
• SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 76
• EEBC – Skilled Worker: 94
• EEBC – International Graduate: 98
In order to receive an invitation through the EEBC candidates must be registered under both the federal Express Entry system and B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Invitations were also issued to applicants within the Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category Stream and within the Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot Stream on September 1.