As the year begins, one lone province held the first Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw in the first week of 2022.
B.C. is the first province to hold PNP draw in 2022
Province issues 102 invitations to candidates with experience in technology industry
The first Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) of the new year was held by British Columbia on January 4, 2022.
A total of 102 immigration candidates received invitations from the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).
In order to qualify for the draw, candidates must complete and submit their profile on Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS), each profile is evaluated, ranked and given a score based on human capital factors. In addition to submitting their profile, candidates must also meet the requirements of either Express Entry BC category or Skills Immigration categories.
For this draw, candidates were selected from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories and had to meet a minimum provincial score of 80.
The tech draw is held every second week, and the province uses it to attract foreign workers who have experience in high-demand tech occupations.
Selected candidates are given 30 calendar days to complete and submit their applications for a nomination from the province.
When a candidate receives the nomination, they are awarded 600 extra points on their existing Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS).
All throughout 2021, B.C. held weekly PNP draws, the province is likely to continue this pattern in 2022.