New British Columbia Immigration Draw Sees 277 Candidates Receive Invitations

British Columbia immigration has held a new provincial draw, rolling out an invitation to Apply to 277 candidates.

The October 16 draw saw invitations through five categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Programs. Minimum scores rose up slightly on the previous all-program draws.

The direct provincial skilled worker stream required a minimum score of Ninety-four (94) points, while the Express Entry-aligned skilled worker streams needed 102 points to qualify.

For international graduates, the direct provincial stream featured a minimum score of Ninety-Nine (99) points, and the Express Entry-aligned stream registered a minimum score of 102 points.

Entry-level and semi-skilled workers required eighty (80) points to qualify.

The October 15 British Columbia Immigration Draw with 277 candidates

Date Category Minimum Score Number of Invitations Issued
15-Oct-19 SI – Skilled Worker stream 94 Total: 277
  SI – International Graduate stream 99
  SI – Entry Level & Semi-Skilled 80
  EEBC – Skilled Worker 102
  EEBC – International Graduate stream 102

The last British Columbia immigration featured Sixty-four (64) invitations rolled out to BC PNP Tech Pilot candidates.

The Tech Pilot offer priority British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program processing to applicants with skills and experience in twenty-nine (29) target occupations, which are listed below.

The October 8 draw saw minimum scores of Ninety (90) for all four included streams:

  1. SI – Skilled Worker stream
  2. SI – International Graduate
  3. EEBC – Skilled Worker stream
  4. EEBC – International Graduate stream

The October 8 British Columbia Immigration Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Number of Invitations Issued
08-Oct-19 SI – Skilled Worker stream 90 Total: 64
  SI – International Graduate 90
  EEBC – Skilled Worker stream 90
  EEBC – International Graduate 90

The new BC PNP Tech Pilot draw has been extended into 2020 after its first launch in 2017. It currently has a list of Twenty-Nine (29) targeted occupations with easy duration requirement.

BC PNP draws targeted specifically at technology workers started in May 2017. The province has a flourishing technology industry with some big company of the tech world basing themselves in B.C.

BC PNP Tech Pilot Job Requirement

  • The Job offer must be for one of the Twenty-Nine (29) targeted occupations (see the list below)
  • The job offer must be for a minimum of one-year duration
  • The job offer must be valid for a minimum of 120 days at the time of application

The Twenty-Nine (29) Target Occupations Under British Columbia PNP

NOC Code Job Title
0131 Telecommunication carriers’ managers
0213 information systems and computer managers
0512 Managers – Motion pictures, publishing, broadcasting and performing arts
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electronics and Electrical engineers
2134 Chemical engineers
2147 Computer engineers (except software designers and engineers)
2171 Information systems consultants and analysts
2172 Data administrators and Database analysts
2173 Software designers and engineers
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175 Web developers and designers
2221 Biological technologists and technicians
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technicians and technologists
2242 Electronic service technicians (business and household equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument mechanics and technicians
2281 Computer network technicians
2282 User support technicians
2283 Information systems testing technicians
5121 Authors and writers
5122 Editors
5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters
5224 Broadcast technicians
5225 Audio and video recording technicians
5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, photography, broadcasting and the performing arts
5226 Other technical and coordinating occupations in broadcasting, motion pictures, and the performing arts
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

A coveted provincial nomination practically guarantees nomination under the Canada Express Entry System, worth 600 CRS points.

The B.C. PNP announces the scores immigrants need to have to get an invitation for Canada immigration under its four streams.

The score required for an international graduate is Thirty (30) points below a skilled worker under both the Canada Express Entry and provincial program. For semi-skilled workers and entry-level, that score is lower again.