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British Columbia has released a BC PNP COVID-19 update. The new regulations clarified some aspects regarding invitations to apply, changes to employment of the candidates, document deadlines, etc. A few important pointers being: 

  • BC PNP applications may be placed on hold for up to 16 weeks in the case of temporary termination of employment. 
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (ELSS) candidates must complete 9 months of continuous permanent full-time employment before registering to the BC PNP. 
  • BC PNP may count employment before and after a temporary layoff as continuous towards the 9 months if the layoff does not exceed 16 weeks while working for the same employer. 
  • International Graduate candidates must register in the BC PNP within three years of the completion of their study.

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