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400+ entrepreneurs, workers, graduates invited for BC PNP

Updated on 05 May, 2023

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British Columbia (BC), on October 12, invited over 400 skilled workers, international graduates, and immigrant entrepreneurs as part of its new draw for its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). With this draw, the province has so far issued around 10,000 invitations for PNP since the beginning of 2021. 

In this draw, candidates from EEBC (Express Entry BC) and SI (Skilled Immigration) streams of BC PNP (British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program) received invitations.

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More specifically, the following subcategories of the two above-mentioned streams received the invites: 

  •  SW (Skilled Worker)
  •  IG (International Graduate)
  •  Entry-level and Semi-skilled

The scores for the draw ranged between 69 and 91. A total of 308 candidates were sent an invite under it. 

Another draw was conducted under the categories EEBC and SI on the same day and 101 invitations were sent to candidates with 104 scores. All the candidates belonged to NOC 0621 (retail and wholesale trade managers) or NOC 0631 (restaurant and foodservice managers) professional groups. 

Given below is the lowdown of the invites sent for BC PNP:

DateInvitesInvitation categoryScore (minimum)Additional considerations
12 October 2021308Skilled Worker-SI91NOC 0631 and NOC 0621 draw organized separately.
  International Graduate-SI78 
  Semi-skilled and Entry-Level-SI69  
  Skilled Worker-EEBC87 
  International Graduate-EEBC76  
DateInvitesInvitation categoryScore (minimum)Additional considerations
12 October 2021101Skilled Worker-SI104NOC 0631 and NOC 0621
  International Graduate-SI104 
  Skilled Worker-EEBC104  
  International Graduate-EEBC104 

British Columbia also sent invitations to 10 candidates belonging to EI-base (Entrepreneur Immigration) and less than five candidates in the EI regional pilot categories for the first time since August.

The below-given table sheds more light on this draw:

DateCategoryMarksInvitations
12th October 2021EI-Base12310
12th October 2021EI-regional pilot109<5

These draws are being held regularly to cater to the growing number of candidates from specific labor markets registered with British Columbia’s SIRS (Skills Immigration Registration System).

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