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.