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IRCC update on Student Visa

Extension for restoration period for in Canada temporary residents.

IRCC has started processing student visa applications again.

B.C. invites 437 immigration candidates in new PNP draw

BC issued ITA (Invitations to Apply) under the provincial nomination program for Canada PR to Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration applicants.

Comprising International Graduates, Skilled Worker, and Semi-Skilled Worker and Entry Level categories of BC PNP a total of 437 invitations were issued.

The lowest score for this draw was conditional depending on the subcategory and points ranged between 76 and 98.

The two categories involved in this draw under the Express Entry BC stream along with their scores are mentioned below –

·         Skilled worker requiring a provincial score of 97

·         International Graduate requiring a provincial score of 98

Express Entry BC categories are open to applicants who are looking for Canada immigration having a profile in the Federal Express Entry system. It manages the Candidate’s pool for Canada’s three federal skilled immigration programs which are Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

The candidates who apply for Express Entry and gain a Canada PR under provincial nominee mark an additional 600 points in the CRS score and are effectively guaranteed to receive an ITA (Invitations to Apply) for Canada PR in the federal Express Entry draw.

Skills Immigration stream comprises of three subcategories and the scores for each are as mentioned below –

·         Skilled Worker requiring a provincial score of 97

·         International Graduate requiring a provincial score of 98

·         Semi-skilled and Entry Level requiring a provincial score of 76

The invited candidate must have a full-time employment offer from a BC-based employer.

Changes to BC PNP Fees

Effective August 6, 2020, the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has increased the fees for Skills Immigration (SI) applications and requests for review submissions.

The new fee for the Skills Immigration application is $1,150 (increased from $700), and the new fee for a request for review is $500 (from $200)

The BC PNP fees are comparable to immigration programs in other provinces. For example, Ontario charges an application fee of $2,000 in the Greater Toronto Area and $1,500 in the rest of the province.


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A total of 3,500 invitations had been issued by the Government of Canada for Canada PR on 17th April to Candidates with profile in Federal Express Entry.

Minimum CRS required was 451

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A total of 35 invitations had been issued by the British Columbia PNP to apply for provincial nomination. 

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