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BC PNP Invites 450 Candidates In Largest Draw Of 2020

Sept. 29 BC PNP Draw

British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invites 450 applicants to apply in the largest BC PNP draw of 2020 to-date. Similar to previous BC PNP draws that have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, this draw excluded applicants in 31 occupations related to tourism.

The BC PNP draw took place on September 29 and invited candidates under the two main categories of their PNP program, the Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) and their Skills Immigration (SI) category. 

September 29 BC PNP draw results

Express Entry BC Categories (EEBC) minimum SIRS score:

  • Skilled Worker: 93
  • International Graduate: 94

BC Skills Immigration Categories minimum SIRS score: 

  • Skilled Worker: 93
  • International Graduate: 94
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker: 75

Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS)

SIRS or (Skills Immigration Registration System) is a points-based system, similar to the Comprehensive Ranking System in Express Entry. It has a maximum point score of 200 and when applicants are submitted to BC’s PNP, they are ranked against others in the candidate pool. SIRS allows BC to select the best workers to meet labour market needs of the province. 

Applicants with a highly skilled job offer with a competitive salary will rank the highest, but work experience, level of education, and your language proficiency also play a role.

Excluded occupations in Sept 29 draw

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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