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BC issued 428 invitations in latest BC PNP draw

In the latest BC PNP draw held September 1, 2020, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 428 invitations to apply to qualified registrants in Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) categories, as well as to Entrepreneur Immigration Base and Regional Pilot registrants.

The latest BC PNP draw excluded 31 occupations where a low job demands are expected due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Invitations to apply have been suspended for the jobs in tourism, hospitality, retail and personal services since March 30. B.C. believes employment in the sectors is likely to drop 70 percent this year, meaning labour market demand is not high enough to justify bringing in new immigrants.

The minimum scores in the latest BC PNP draw were:

  • SI – Skilled Worker: 94
  • SI – International Graduate: 98
  • SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 76
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker: 94
  • EEBC – International Graduate: 98

The following occupations were excluded from the latest BC PNP draw:

  1. 0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
  2. 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers
  3. 0632 – Accommodation service managers
  4. 0651 – Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.
  5. 3236 – Massage therapists
  6. 6211 – Retail sales supervisors
  7. 6311 – Food service supervisors
  8. 6313 – Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
  9. 6321 – Chefs
  10. 6322 – Cooks
  11. 6341 – Hairstylists and barbers
  12. 6421 – Retail salespersons
  13. 6511 – Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses
  14. 6512 – Bartenders
  15. 6513 – Food and beverage servers
  16. 6521 – Travel counsellors
  17. 6522 – Pursers and flight attendants
  18. 6523 – Airline ticket and service agents
  19. 6524 – Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks
  20. 6525 – Hotel front desk clerks
  21. 6531 – Tour and travel guides
  22. 6532 – Outdoor sport and recreational guides
  23. 6533 – Casino occupations
  24. 6562 – Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
  25. 6564 – Other personal service occupations
  26. 6611 – Cashiers
  27. 6621 – Service station attendants
  28. 6711 – Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
  29. 6721 – Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services
  30. 6722 – Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport
  31. 6731 – Light duty cleaners

The BC provincial government invites the highest scoring registrants in each category to apply to the BC PNP. The BC government then nominates successful applicants to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residence. To find out whether you received an invitation to apply, please log into your BCPNP Online profile.  

The Skills Immigration (SI) category is for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province of B.C. You must be registered in the B.C.’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) to receive SI invitation.

In order to receive an Express Entry BC (EEBC) nomination to the IRCC, you must be registered in both BC SIRS and the federal Express Entry system. Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 CRS points. If their provincial nomination is approved, the invited candidates will be issued an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. The additional points place them in a favorable position to receive a federal Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a future IRCC draws.