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British Columbia Invites 271 Immigration Candidates In Latest Draw

British Columbia sent out invitations to 271 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence on April 16.

This British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invitation round was largely affected by COVID-19 measures that have impacted businesses within the province, according to their website.

The latest draws saw British Columbia immigration officials move to exclude occupations in hospitality, tourism, food and beverage service, retails and others where a high-volume of candidates have recently been approved.

As a result, applicants in the following thirty-four (34) occupations were not included in this week’s draw:

  • 0621 – Retail and wholesale trade manager
  • 0631 – Restaurant and food services managers
  • 0632 – Accommodation services managers
  • 0651 – Managers in customer and personal service, n.e.c.
  • 1123 – Professional occupation in advertising, marketing and public relation
  • 1221 – Administrative officer
  • 1241 – Administrative assistant
  • 3236 – Massage therapist
  • 6211 – Retail sales supervisor
  • 6311 – Foodservice supervisor
  • 6313 – Accommodation, tourism, travel and related services supervisors
  • 6321 – Chefs
  • 6322 – Cooks
  • 6341 – Hairstylist and barbers
  • 6421 – Retail salespersons
  • 6511 – Maîtres d’hôtel and host/hostesses
  • 6512 – Bartenders
  • 6513 – Food and beverage server
  • 6521 – Travel counsellor
  • 6522 – Pursers and flight attendant
  • 6523 – Airline ticket and service agent
  • 6524 – Ground and water transport ticket agent, cargo service representatives and related clerk
  • 6525 – Hotel front desk clerks
  • 6531 – Tour and travel guide
  • 6532 – Outdoor sport and recreational guide
  • 6533 – Casino occupations
  • 6562 – Esthetician, electrologists and related occupations
  • 6564 – Other personal service occupation
  • 6611 – Cashiers
  • 6621 – Service station attendant
  • 6711 – Food counter attendant, kitchen helpers and related support occupation
  • 6721 – Support occupation in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up service
  • 6722 – Operators and attendant in amusement, recreation and sport
  • 6731 – Light duty cleaner

The 271 immigration candidates were selected from both the Express Entry BC and Skilled Immigration stream. The provincial score requirement varied depending on which cohorts candidates belonged to.

Under the Skills Immigration stream, applicants were invited from the Skilled Worker, International Graduates, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-category. Minimum score requirements were eighty-five (85) for Entry Level and Semi-Skilled candidates, and One hundred (100) for the other two sub-categories.

Express Entry BC candidates had valid profiles in the federal Express Entry pool. They were invited via the Express Entry BC Skilled Workers and International Graduate sub-categories. The minimum provincial score requirement were 105 and 102, respectively.

Candidates who received an invitation to apply now have up to thirty (30) calendar days from the day they receive their invitation to lodge a complete application to the BC PNP for the provincial nomination.