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Express Entry Program: Outlook for Fourth Week of December

The draws held in the fourth week of December 2021 have reached a number of approximately 250 issued invitations in total.


New draw held in British Columbia: 243 invitations issued 

British Columbia is the only province to hold a PNP draw in days leading up to Christmas holidays 

With four days to go before federal offices across Canada close for Christmas, the province of British Columbia held a new PNP draw. 

The December 21, 2021 draw resulted in 243 immigration candidates receiving invitations to apply for a provincial nomination. 

As has become custom since earlier this year, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held two draws. 


Candidates were selected from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams, specifically from the Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled and International Graduate sub-categories. 

The bulk of the invitations (194) were issued under the general draw while the remaining 49 invitations went to candidates with occupations under NOC 0621 and NOC 0631. 

For the general draw, the score requirements fell between 74 and 106, based on the eligibility program. For the targeted draw, candidates needed a minimum provincial score of 106. 

Since the beginning of the year, B.C. has faithfully held a PNP draw every single week. Over 11,500 candidates received invitations through these draws. 

Many of these candidates have already received invitations from IRCC to apply for permanent residency and have become permanent residents! 

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