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British Columbia invites 225 in latest draw


The CanadaVisa Team - 23 April, 2018

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The province of British Columbia issued 225 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in a draw that was held April 18.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, BC PNP, says candidates invited in the April 18 draw were registered in categories under its Skills Immigration and Express Entry pathways.

Candidates who are invited under the Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker and Express Entry BC: International Graduate and whose application for provincial nomination is approved by British Columbia receive 600 additional points under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and leaves them well positioned to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in a later federal Express Entry draw.

Candidates invited through the Skills Immigration categories will have their applications for permanent residence processed outside the Express Entry system after they receive a nomination from BC. 

For individuals interested in immigrating to Canada through the BC PNP, it is important to begin the process by creating an online profile with the BC PNP and complete all sections of the registration form. Once a profile is assessed, applicants receive a score based on civil status, education, work experience, and other factors. They are then entered into BC PNP selection pool.

BC PNP candidates must have an indeterminate, full-time job offer from an employer in the province to become eligible for the majority of Canadian immigration categories managed by the BC PNP.

The minimum scores for each category involved in the April 18 draw were as follows:

DateCategoryMinimum Score RequiredNumber of ITAs Issued

April 18, 2018

EEBC – Skilled Worker89225
EEBC – International Graduate89
SI - Skilled Worker84
SI – International Graduate84
SI - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled50


It is important to note that an invitation to apply to the BC PNP is not the same as a federal government Invitation to Apply or ITA.

If you are interested in immigrating to Canada through the BC PNP, use the exclusive CanadaVisa Skills Immigration Registration System Calculator to determine how many points you may be awarded under the BC PNP.

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

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