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BCPNP And SINP Latest Draw Updates

British Columbia issues 407 invitations in new PNP draw

British Columbia invited 407 immigration candidates through a provincial nominee program draw held on September 15, 2020.

The new invitations went to candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams, specifically the Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled categories.

The minimum scores for this draw ranged between 75 and 95 points.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) categories are managed under BC’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). In order to apply through the SIRS, eligible candidates are first required to register an account.

Express Entry candidates are given points based on human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language proficiency in English or French.

Express Entry draws continue to be held on a bi-weekly basis despite current border closures and travel restrictions. In fact, the latest Express Entry draw, held earlier today, resulted in 4,200 invitations to apply for permanent residence – the second-largest round of invitations since the system’s launch in 2015.

Tech Pilot candidates are exempt from the permanent, full-time job offer requirement that applies to most immigration categories under the BC PNP.

British Columbia has invited over 6,000 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far this year.

Know more details to apply for BC PNP.


Saskatchewan PNP invites 621 candidates with tech work experience

On September 15, Saskatchewan invited a total of 621 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited candidates from the International Skilled Worker category through two subcategories: Express Entry, and Occupations In-Demand.

In order to be invited in this draw, candidates from both sub-categories needed to have submitted Expression of Interest (EOI) profiles with the SINP. They also needed to have work experience in one of the following three tech occupations:

  • Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)
  • Computer programming and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)
  • Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)


The SINP uses these five factors :work experience, education, language ability, age, and connections to the province to assess candidates and give them a score out of 100 on the International Skilled Worker Points Assessment Grid. The highest-scoring candidates are then issued an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination from Saskatchewan.

Express Entry candidates who apply for and receive a provincial nomination from the province of Saskatchewan are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

There were 166 Occupations In-Demand candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination, and like the Express Entry sub-category, candidates needed a provincial score of 68 in order to be chosen.

Know more details to apply for SINP.

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