British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invites 417 candidates to apply on October 13 draw. This new PNP draw follows the largest ever BC PNP draw of 2020 that invited 450 candidates.
October 13 BC PNP draw results
Express Entry BC categories (EEBC) minimum SIRS score:
- Skilled Worker: 92
- International Graduate: 93
BC Skills Immigration categories minimum SIRS score:
- Skilled Worker: 93
- International Graduate: 94
- Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker: 75
BC PNP: A brief summary
British Columbia has a robust PNP. Many provinces have held draws during the COVID-19 pandemic but few have done so as frequently, and with such high numbers of invitations sent, like BC.
BC PNP is for candidates who have a job offer from an employer in the province. In some cases, holders of a graduate diploma from an eligible BC institution can be eligible to apply without the need for a job offer. The graduate degree must be in a specific field of study that you can find here.
You can apply under the Express Entry BC program if you are eligible to apply to the federal Express Entry system. If you are not eligible for Express Entry, applicants can use the BC Skills Immigration streams to submit an application directly to BC.
There is also the BC PNP Tech Pilot stream. This stream regularly conducts draws for applicants who work in the tech sector of the province.
Excluded occupations from the October 13 provincial draw
Due to ongoing economic disruptions to BC’s economy related to COVID-19, 33 occupations associated with the hospitality, tourism, and retail-sectors were excluded from the October 13 draw. These occupations have been excluded from all BC PNP draws since March. There is no indication when, or if, these occupations will be included again.
|0621||Retail and wholesale trade managers|
|0631||Restaurant and food service managers|
|0632||Accommodation service managers|
|0651||Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.|
|6211||Retail sales supervisors|
|6311||Food service supervisors|
|6313||Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors|
|6341||Hairstylists and barbers|
|6511||Maîtres d'hôtel and hosts/hostesses|
|6513||Food and beverage servers|
|6522||Pursers and flight attendants|
|6523||Airline ticket and service agents|
|6524||Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks|
|6525||Hotel front desk clerks|
|6531||Tour and travel guides|
|6532||Outdoor sport and recreational guides|
|6562||Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations|
|6564||Other personal service occupations|
|6621||Service station attendants|
|6711||Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations|
|6721||Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services|
|6722||Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport|
|6731||Light duty cleaners|