Largest Ever BC PNP draw August 20

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).

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