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BC PNP two draws invite a total of 494 immigrants for a provincial nomination



British Columbia PNP has issued 494 invitations on two separate provincial draws that took place on February 16, 2021.

459 immigrants were invited in through BC PNP’s Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC). Specifically, invitations were sent to applicants from the skilled worker, international graduates, entry-level and semi-skilled subcategories of the SI and EEBC streams.


The minimum scores for this draw ranged from 85 to 104 points.

35 invitations were given to candidates who have work experience as retail and wholesale managers and restaurant and food service managers. The province said it did the random draw because “both professions have a high number of registrants in BC PNP’s skills registration system.

The province also announced that it would begin inviting applicants in the tourism, hospitality, retail, and personal services occupations it has excluded from recent draws.


BC PNP has held a total of nine provincial draws, with 1,308 invitations issued to date in 2021.

BC PNP is targeting skilled immigrants who have work experience that is in high demand in the province and want to reside in the province as permanent residents.

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There are two immigration under BC PNP: Express entry and Skill immigration, both of which have different sub-categories. Both streams are administered under the British Columbia Immigration Skills Registration System (SIRS). To apply through SIRS, you must first create an account. After your account is created, your profile will be evaluated based on factors such as work experience, language skills, and education.

The top-rated applicants from each sub-category are then invited to apply for Provincial Nomination to apply for Permanent Residence when British Columbia hosts one of its regular draws.

After getting an invitation, you have 30 days to submit your completed application through BC PNP’s online system.


After you have submitted your application to BC PNP, you will receive a notification on your mail after the province has decided on your application within two to three months. After you successfully get your nomination, you will be able to apply for a PR Visa to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). A provincial nomination is only valid for 6 months from the date of issuance. 

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