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British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Invites 417 Candidates

British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Invites 417 Candidates

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. 

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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