An aerial view of Tofino on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program issued 241 new invitations for a provincial nomination to skilled workers and graduates under its Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams in a draw that took place on July 11. 

The invitations issued in this draw were to candidates under the BC PNP's Skills Immigration and Express Entry streams.

The 188 candidates invited under the Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker and Express Entry BC: International Graduate categories will be awarded an additional 600 points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) if their provincial nomination application is successful.  

Individuals interested in immigrating to British Columbia must first create an online profile with the BC PNP and submit a complete registration form. Applicants profiles are then assessed and are assigned a score based on various factors, such as education, work experience and other factors.

Most candidates applying to the categories managed under the BC PNP require an indeterminate, full-time job offer from an employer in the province. However, job offers in one of the 29 occupations in the BC PNP's Tech Pilot program only have to be for one year provided they meet all other requirements for the pilot.

The minimum scores for each category involved in this draw were as follows:

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued

July 11, 2018

EEBC – Skilled Worker 92 241
EEBC – International Graduate 96
SI - Skilled Worker 87
SI – International Graduate 96
SI - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 65

If you are interested in finding out how many points you may be awarded under the BC PNP, please consult the exclusive CanadaVisa Skills Immigration Registration System Calculator.

For more information on the eligibility criteria for the BC PNP’s various categories, please visit our dedicated BC PNP page.

Complete our free online assessment to find out if your are eligible for one of the BC PNP Canadian immigration categories.