British Columbia invited 230 candidates in the new draw

British Columbia invited 230 candidates in the new draw

British Columbia invited 230 candidates in the new draw
On December 22, 2020, British Columbia held a new draw in the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). In this draw, the government invited 230 persons to apply for a nomination of British Columbia. The lowest scores in this round increased by two points for the Express Entry British Columbia candidates:

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 95
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 95
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 99 (+2 points)
Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 99 (+2 points)
British Columbia keeps excluding the following 31 NOCs from participation in the BCPNP draws (0621, 0631, 0632, 0651, 3236, 6211, 6311, 6313, 6321, 6322, 6341, 6421, 6511, 6512, 6513, 6521, 6522, 6523, 6524, 6525, 6531, 6532, 6533, 6562, 6564, 6611, 6621, 6711, 6721, 6722, and 6731.). As of today, British Columbia invited 9,470 candidates under all streams of BCPNP in 2020.

#British_Columbia, #BCPNP, #EEBC, #Skills_Immigration, #PNP

Thunder Bay completed the first-year intake in the RNIP
On December 22, 2020, Thunder Bay, ON, published the results of the first year of the three-year-long Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). Since the last update on December 10, Thunder Bay issued additional community recommendations to 4 candidates in the NOC 0 level, 1 candidate in the NOC A skills level, 5 candidates in the NOC B skills level, and 2 candidates in the NOC C skills level. In total, in the first year of the pilot which started in November 2019, the city recommended 69 candidates:

NOC 0 – 4 persons
NOC A – 5 persons
NOC B – 42 persons
NOC C – 16 persons
NOC D – 2 persons
Allocations for the second year of the RNIP are not determined yet.

#Thunder_Bay, #RNIP, #Ontario, #community_recommendation, #rural_immigration

Quebec invited 233 persons in the fourth round of Arrima in 2020
On December 22, 2020, the Quebec Ministry of Immigration (MIFI) published the results of the fourth invitation round in Quebec’s online system Arrima conducted in 2020. On December 16, 2020, MIFI invited 233 candidates to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program. Candidates invited in this round either had a validated offer of employment in the province or specific foreigners mentioned in Section 26 of the Quebec Immigration Regulation such as diplomats, the staff of the intergovernmental organizations, consular officers, and diplomats. In total, Quebec invited 628 persons through the Arrima in 2020. Since the first draw in the system in July 2019, the government of Quebec invited 2,690 foreign nationals in 13 Arrima draws to apply for immigration to Quebec.

#MIFI, #Quebec, #Arrima, #QSW