British Columbia invites 494 immigration candidates in two recent PNP draws
British Columbia invited a total of 494 immigration candidates in two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held on February 16, 2021.
The first draw issued 459 invitations to candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry B.C. (EEBC) streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (B.C. PNP). Invitations were sent to candidates in the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of SI and EEBC streams. The designated scores for each sub-category are below.
SI: Skilled Worker – minimum score of 98.
SI: International Graduate – minimum score of 94.
SI: Entry Level and Semi-Skilled – minimum score of 85.
EEBC: Skilled Worker – minimum score of 104.
EEBC: International Graduate – minimum score of 94.
The remaining 35 invitations were issued in another draw targeting two NOC codes: NOC 0621 (Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers) and NOC 0631 (Restaurant and Food Service Managers). The reason for the second draw was because there was a high number of registrants in both occupation groups in the B.C. PNP Skills Immigration Registration System. Invited candidates were part of the Skilled Worker and International Graduate sub-categories of SI and EEBC. All candidates who received invitations in this draw needed a minimum score of at least 120.
British Columbia also announced that they will begin inviting candidates in the tourism, hospitality, retail, and personal services occupations that they have previously excluded in draws.