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Latest BC draw issues an additional 208 invitations

British Columbia has held their weekly draw on February 2nd, issuing an additional 208 invitations to eligible applicants under 5 BCPNP steams.

February 2nd BC PNP draw results: 208 invitations

Express Entry BC categories (EEBC) minimum score:

  • Skilled Worker: 104
  • International Graduate: 100

BC Skills Immigration categories minimum score: 

  • Skilled Worker: 98
  • International Graduate: 98
  • Entry level and semi-skilled:79

Entrepreneur Immigration

  • Base Category: 122

Excluded occupations from Feb 2nd  draw

Applicants with work experience in the following occupations were excluded from this draw:

NOCJOB TITLE
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
6321Chefs
6322Cooks
6341Hairstylists and barbers
6421Retail salespersons
6511Maîtres d'hôtel and hosts/hostesses
6512Bartenders
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
6611Cashiers
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

About British Columbia’s provincial immigration system

BC PNP is primarily for candidates who have a job offer from a BC employer. In some cases, holders of a graduate diploma from an eligible BC educational institution can be eligible to apply without a job offer. The graduate degree must be in a specific field of study. You can find which fields of study are eligible here.

Since most BC PNP programs require an applicant to be living and working in the province, they make efforts to ensure the applicant has continuous status during the processing of the application. BC PNP will provide you with a work permit support letter if you meet all of the following criteria:

  1. You have been nominated by the BC PNP
  2. You submitted your application to IRCC  before your nomination certificate expired
  3. You continue to meet the conditions of nomination
  4. Your current work permit expires within 120 days

Rebecca Major

Rebecca Major is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and Business and Office Manager at Canadim Law Firm. She has spent the last 11 years of her career helping thousands of people immigrate to Canada.

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