500 Workers and Graduates Invited to Apply for Immigration to British Columbia in December 8 Draw - 09-Dec-2016
A total of 500 candidates for immigration to British Columbia, Canada have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in a draw that took place on December 8, 2016. Candidates who received an ITA may now submit an application for a provincial nomination certificate to the provincial government of BC. With this nomination certificate, they may apply to the federal government for permanent resident status.
The invitees are spread across five categories, with some individuals now in a position to submit their BC PNP provincial nomination application through one of the enhanced BC PNP sub-categories aligned with the federal Express Entry selection system. The remaining candidates will have their applications processed outside the Express Entry system at the federal level.
Please note that the ITA with respect to the BC PNP is not the same as the ITA issued at the federal Express Entry level.
Individuals interested in applying for immigration to Canada through certain categories of the BC PNP, including the five that were included in the December 8 draw, are required to enter into the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) pool. Upon registering, candidates choose which stream and category they wish to be considered under. Candidates are assigned a points score upon entry into the pool. This score is based on civil status, education, work experience, and other factors. The highest-ranking candidates in the SIRS pool are issued ITAs in periodic draws conducted by the government of BC.