On February 2, 2021, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP] has issued a total of 216 invitations to Canada immigration hopefuls to apply for a nomination through the province for Canadian permanent residence.
208 invitations to apply were issued under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry categories. Another 8 BC PNP invitations went out to candidates under the Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category.
An Overview of the February 2 BC PNP draw
Invitations issued through the categories of –
- Skills Immigration [SI]: For those with the “skills, experience and qualifications” required by the employers in BC.
- Express Entry BC [EEBC]: For those with the skills to fill a high-demand occupation in BC. Linked with the federal Express Entry system.
- Entrepreneur Immigration [EI]: For experienced entrepreneurs that can support economic growth and innovation in BC.
[I] Skills Immigration [SI] and Express Entry [EEBC]
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||104|
|EEBC – International Graduate||100|
|SI – Skilled Worker||98|
|SI – International Graduate||98|
|SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||79|
[II] Entrepreneur Immigration [EI]
|Category||Minimum Score||Invitations issued|
|EI – Base Category||122||8|
In order to be considered by the BC PNP for a provincial invitation – under the Express Entry BC or Skills Immigration categories – a candidate will first be required to create their profile through the online portal of the BC PNP.
A score will be allotted to them following their successful registration under the Skills Immigration Registration System [SIRS]. This score is the determining factor as to which profiles are issued an invitation in the BC PNP draws.
The SIRS score will be issued based on various factors, such as location of employment in BC, proficiency in the English language, work experience, education etc.
Occupations excluded from the draw
Certain occupations were excluded from the February 2 BC PNP draw due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on businesses within the province.
The National Occupational Classification [NOC] codes excluded –
|0621||Retail and wholesale trade managers|
|0631||Restaurant and food service managers|
|0632||Accommodation service managers|
|0651||Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.|
|6211||Retail sales supervisors|
|6311||Food service supervisors|
|6313||Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors|
|6341||Hairstylists and barbers|
|6511||Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses|
|6513||Food and beverage servers|
|6522||Pursers and flight attendants|
|6523||Airline ticket and service agents|
|6524||Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks|
|6525||Hotel front desk clerks|
|6531||Tour and travel guides|
|6532||Outdoor sport and recreational guides|
|6562||Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations|
|6564||Other personal service occupations|
|6621||Service station attendants|
|6711||Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations|
|6721||Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services|
|6722||Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport|
|6731||Light duty cleaners|
With the latest draw, 740 invitations to apply have been issued by the BC PNP so far this year.
|BC PNP draws in 2021
Total invitations issued so far: 740
· Skills Immigration [SI]
· Express Entry [EEBC]
· Entrepreneur Immigration [EI]
|January 5, 2021||168||SI and EEBC||Certain occupations excluded.|
|January 12, 2021||80||SI and EEBC||Tech Pilot draw|
|January 19, 2021||195||SI and EEBC||Certain occupations excluded.|
|January 26, 2021||81||SI and EEBC||Tech Pilot draw|
|February 2, 2021||208||SI and EEBC||Certain occupations excluded.|
|February 2, 2021||8||EI||Base Category|
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