British Columbia invited more than 430 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held September 1.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) continues to exclude occupations in tourism, hospitality, retail and personal services due to widespread unemployment in these sectors since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The EEBC category is for candidates with a valid profile in the federal government’s Express Entry system, which is Canada’s main pathway for skilled immigrants who are hoping to obtain Canadian permanent residence.
The SI category is for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in 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.