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BC Invites 256 Candidates To Their Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

British Columbia Invites 256 Candidates Through Their Provincial Nominee (BC PNP)

British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invites 256 candidates to apply through five streams of immigration. The restrictions on some occupations relating to hospitality, food service, and tourism remain. 

There was a slight uptick in the scores needed for the Dec. 8 draw than we saw in the last all program draw on Nov. 25 but overall, the scores needed were not significantly changed. 

Dec. 8th BC PNP draw results 

Express Entry BC categories (EEBC) minimum SIRS score:

  • Skilled Worker: 97
  • International Graduate: 97

BC Skills Immigration categories minimum SIRS score: 

  • Skilled Worker: 95
  • International Graduate: 95
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker: 77

Total invitations sent: 256

BC PNP’s Entry Level & Semi-Skilled Worker Program

The Entry Level & Semi-Skilled Worker Program is a great program for candidates who might not qualify for other provincial nominee programs

It does require an applicant to have both a job offer from a BC employer and be currently working in the province. But the language requirements for the program are quite low and the job can be low-skilled, which is usually not acceptable for most other immigration programs. 

To qualify for BC’s Entry Level & Semi-Skilled Worker Program you must:

  • Have a full-time, indeterminate job offer, from a BC employer that is related to tourism/hospitality, long-haul trucking, or the food processing industry. 
  • Be working full-time for your BC employer for a minimum of nine consecutive months before applying
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English or French at a Canadian Language Benchmark level 4 or higher
  • Be qualified for the offered position
  • Show you can support yourself and your dependents
  • Have legal immigration status in Canada
  • Be earning a wage in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation

Excluded occupations from Dec. 8th draw

Despite a COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon, Canada still has restrictions in place on international travel. Since BC is a popular tourism destination, the industry has been suffering. In order to address those concerns, this draw excludes some occupations relating to hospitality and tourism. 

0621Retail and wholesale trade managers
0631Restaurant and food service managers
0632Accommodation service managers
0651Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.
3236Massage therapists
6211Retail sales supervisors
6311Food service supervisors
6313Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
6341Hairstylists and barbers
6421Retail salespersons
6511Maîtres d'hôtel and hosts/hostesses
6513Food and beverage servers
6521Travel counsellors
6522Pursers and flight attendants
6523Airline ticket and service agents
6524Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks
6525Hotel front desk clerks
6531Tour and travel guides
6532Outdoor sport and recreational guides
6533Casino occupations
6562Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
6564Other personal service occupations
6621Service station attendants
6711Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
6721Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services
6722Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport
6731Light duty cleaners
Adam Pinsky

Adam Pinsky has a keen interest in all things immigration and has been working in the industry for 11 years.

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