The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program issued a total of 551 invitations to Skills Immigration, Express Entry and Entrepreneur candidates in a draw held on August 20, 2019.
This draw has issued the largest number of invitations in the history of the BC PNP since its inception in February 2017.
527 of the invitations were issued to candidates applying through the Skilled Worker and Express Entry BC categories, 18 were issued through the Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category and another six via the Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot.
The Skills Immigration category is a stream for skilled and semi-skilled individuals whose occupations are in high demand in the province of British Colombia.
The Express Entry BC category is for candidates with a valid Express Entry profile in the federal pool of candidates. It is meant to streamline the process for those skilled workers that meet the B.C. criteria and who intend to reside in B.C.
The Entrepreneur Categories both exist to help entrepreneurs receive permanent residency in B.C., providing that they have a high personal net worth and they can actively manage and invest in a B.C. business. Find out more about the BC PNP Entrepreneur Base Category or the BC PNP Entrepreneur Regional Pilot Stream.
BC PNP categories are managed under B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). In order to apply through the SIRS, eligible candidates are first required to register an account, then they are assigned a score based on factors like education, work experience and language proficiency.
BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw Results — August 20, 2019
|Date||Category||Minimum Score Required||Number of ITAs Issued|
August 20, 2019
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||100||527|
|EEBC – International Graduate||102|
|SI – Skilled Worker||95|
|SI – International Graduate||100|
|SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||77|
|August 20, 2019||Entrepreneur Immigration - Base Category||110||18|
|August 20, 2019||Entrepreneur Immigration - Regional Pilot||111||6|
Use the CanadaVisa Skills Immigration Registration System Calculator to determine your potential score under the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).