A couple of days ago, on May 10th, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 364 invitations to workers and graduates. This draw gave them a chance to apply for a provincial nomination certificate.
This number of invitations is an increase of 77 percent in the number of candidates invited in five sub-categories that are managed through the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS), when compared to the previous draw that took place on April 19.
Candidates that have received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from British Columbia, should now follow the next step. They can submit an application for a provincial nomination certificate. Then, they can apply to the federal government for a Canadian permanent resident status.
What is SIRS?
The SIRS is a system that calculates points. This system is able to rank and select eligible candidates from different sub-categories. After an eligible applicant decides to register through SIRS, he/she is immediately assigned a points score. Then, the candidate enters a selection pool for the specific category in which he/she is registered.
The latest draw (May 10), saw again a minimum score a candidate needs in order to receive an ITA. Especially when compared to the latest draw. Try to keep in mind that the ITA received from the BC PNP is and acts differently from the ITA issued at the federal level in a federal Express Entry draw.
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