Express Entry BC PNP Draw

British Columbia invited 270 immigration candidates in its Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry B.C (EEBC) streams to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held June 18, 2019.

The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) allows the province to nominate a set number of workers and international graduates with the training and experience needed to ensure the economic growth of the province.

The invitations were distributed in the following Skills Immigration categories: Skilled Worker, International Graduate and Entry level and Semi-Skilled.

Invitation were also issued in these two Express Entry British Columbia categories: Skilled Worker and International Graduate.

Although, the BC PNP did not specify the number of nominees in each of the five categories, it did provide the minimum required Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) scores in the June 18 draw. The scores varied from 75 for the Skills Immigration: Entry Level or Semi-Skilled Worker category to 105 for candidates in the EEBC: Skilled Worker category.

SIRS is a points-based system used by the BC PNP to evaluate candidates based a number of factors, including work experience and proficiency in English, among others.

An indeterminate, full-time job offer from an eligible employer in B.C. is required for most Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC immigration categories.

Express Entry candidates nominated by the BC PNP receive an additional 600 points toward their federal Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which effectively guarantees an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

Use the CanadaVisa Skills Immigration Registration System Calculator to find out your potential SIRS score.

Date: June 18, 2019
Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued
EEBC – Skilled Worker 105


EEBC – International Graduate 104
SI - Skilled Worker 95
SI – International Graduate 100
SI - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 75

Find out if you are eligible for one of the BC PNP immigration categories