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Latest BC PNP draw invited 142 candidates to apply for PR

Latest BC PNP draw invited 142 candidates to apply for PR

The latest BC PNP draw (British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) occurred on April 9 with 142 immigration candidates invited to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence. Candidates for BC PNP points must first create a BC PNP Online profile and register for one of the immigration categories under either the Skills Immigration or Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) Stream. 

Invitations to apply for BC provincial nomination went out to foreign nationals who registered with the BC PNP points-based application management system, also known as Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).  SIRS is a points-based system used by the BC PNP to evaluate candidates based on factors like education, work experience and proficiency in English or French.

The Express Entry BC categories are open to immigration candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system. The system manages the pool of candidates for three Federal High Skilled Canadian immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker ClassFederal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

Candidates who are successfully approved for a BC PNP nomination will receive an additional 600 points toward their federal Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. These additional BC PNP points enable them to rank high among top candidates in the federal pool of immigration candidates and obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a future draw. 

The remaining B CPNP Skills Immigration applicants will have their Canadian permanent residence applications processed with the Government of Canada outside the federal Express Entry system if they are approved for a provincial nomination.

Minimum scores of BC PNP candidates invited April 9 draw

DateCategoryMinimum Score RequiredNumber of ITAs Issued
April 9, 2019EEBC – Skilled Worker105142
EEBC – International Graduate105
SI – Skilled Worker95
SI – International Graduate105
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled75

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Number of 

April 16, 2019
(Tech Pilot draw)
SI – Skilled Worker90
SI – International Graduate90
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled90
EEBC – Skilled Worker90
EEBC – International Graduate90
Total number of invitations issued:71

April 9, 2019
SI – Skilled Worker95
SI – International Graduate105
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled75
EEBC – Skilled Worker105
EEBC – International Graduate105
Total number of invitations issued:142

April 2, 2019
(Tech Pilot draw)
SI – Skilled Worker94
SI – International Graduate100
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled73
EEBC – Skilled Worker100
EEBC – International Graduate105
Total number of invitations issued:26

Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC 2019 draws to date

Previous draws

Entrepreneur Immigration

DateStreamScoreNumber of Invitations
March 26, 2019Entrepreneur Immigration10623
Februrary 27, 2019Entrepreneur Immigration10819
January 30, 2019Entrepreneur Immigration10919
December 12, 2018Entrepreneur Immigration11025
October 31, 2018Entrepreneur Immigration11225
September 19, 2018Entrepreneur Immigration11418
July 25, 2018Entrepreneur Immigration11614
June 13, 2018Entrepreneur Immigration11514
May 2, 2018Entrepreneur Immigration11515
March 21, 2018Entrepreneur Immigration11311
February 21, 2018Entrepreneur Immigration11515
January 17, 2018Entrepreneur Immigration11515

Previous draws

Archived BC PNP draws

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Guaranteed invitations

If you achieve or exceed these registration scores, you are guaranteed to receive an invitation to apply in the next draw for your category. Invitations to apply may be issued for scores lower than these minimums. Please refer to the archived BC PNP draws to view historical ITA information. Guaranteed invitation scores are subject to change.

CategoryGuaranteed Registration Score
Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker135
Skills Immigration – International Graduate105
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
(includes Northeast)
Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker135
Express Entry BC – International Graduate105

Program information

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