British Columbia immigration has conducted a new provincial draw, issuing 271 invitations to apply with specific criteria related to the coronavirus outbreak.
The April 16 draw saw British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program officials move to exclude occupations in tourism, hospitality, food and beverage services, retail and others where a high-volume of applicants have recently been approved.
“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact B.C.’s economy. Businesses throughout the province have reduced services, laid off staff, and some have closed.,” a BC PNP statement said.
Given the issues, the following were excluded from the April 16 draw:
- Tourism, hospitality, food and beverage services, retail-related occupations and other select occupations where a high volume of applicants have recently been approved, which include:
- 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.
- 1123 – Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
- 1221 – Administrative officers
- 1241 – Administrative assistants
- 3236 – Massage therapists
- 6211 – Retail sales supervisors
- 6311 – Foodservice supervisors
- 6313 – Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
- 6321 – Chefs
- 6322 – Cooks
- 6341 – Hairstylists and barbers
- 6421 – Retail salespersons
- 6511 – Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses
- 6512 – Bartenders
- 6513 – Food and beverage servers
- 6521 – Travel counsellors
- 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
- 6533 – Casino occupations
- 6562 – Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
- 6564 – Other personal service occupations
- 6611 – Cashiers
- 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
The draw saw invitations issued across five BC PNP categories.
Skilled workers through the direct provincial stream required 100 points to qualify, while Express Entry skilled workers required 105 points.
For the direct provincial international graduate streams, 100 points was the minimum score, with 102 points required for the Express Entry international graduate stream.
Entry-level and semi-skilled workers required a minimum of 85 points.
Did You Get Invited in the April 16 B.C. Immigration Draw?
|Date||Category||Minimum Score||Invitations Issued|
|16-Apr-20||SI – Skilled Worker||100||Total: 271|
|SI – International Graduate||100|
|SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||85|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||105|
|EEBC – International Graduate||102|