June 14, 2018 – The latest draw for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program saw 163 candidates invited across all the province’s immigration streams.
In the June 13, 2018 draw, Express Entry candidates under the skilled worker and international graduate streams required a minimum of 96 points to get invited.
For the direct provincial streams, international graduates needed 96 points, while skilled workers needed 90. Entry-level and semi-skilled workers needed 65 points.
Did You Get Invited in the June 13 B.C. Immigration Draw?
The previous British Columbia draw was open to technology candidates only and saw 26 ITAs issued. The draw took place on June 6, 2018.
A minimum score of 95 was required under the Express Entry streams for skilled workers and international graduates, plus the direct provincial stream for international graduates. The direct provincial skilled worker stream required 87 points.
June 6 B.C. Immigration Draw: Did You Get Invited?
The B.C. PNP Tech Pilot was launched in 2017, with a list of 32 specific technology occupations targeted.
B.C. PNP draws aimed specifically at technology workers started in May 2017. The province has a thriving technology industry with some big names of the tech world having bases in Canada’s westernmost province.
Priority Occupations For B.C. Immigration
|NOC Code||Job Title|
|131||Telecommunication carriers managers|
|213||Computer and information systems managers|
|512||Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts|
|1123||Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations|
|2133||Electrical and electronics engineers|
|2147||Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)|
|2171||Information systems analysts and consultants|
|2172||Database analysts and data administrators|
|2173||Software engineers and designers|
|2174||Computer programmers and interactive media developers|
|2175||Web designers and developers|
|2221||Biological technologists and technicians|
|2241||Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians|
|2242||Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)|
|2243||Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics|
|2281||Computer network technicians|
|2282||User support technicians|
|2283||Information systems testing technicians|
|4163||Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants|
|5121||Authors and writers|
|5125||Translators, terminologists and interpreters|
|5225||Audio and video recording technicians|
|5227||Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts|
|5226||Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts|
|5241||Graphic designers and illustrators|
|6221||Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade|
A coveted provincial nomination effectively guarantees selection under the Canada Express Entry System, worth 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.
The B.C. PNP publishes the scores immigrants need to guarantee an invitation for Canada immigration under its programs.
The score needed for an international graduate is 30 points below a skilled worker under both the Canada Express Entry and provincial stream.
For entry-level and semi-skilled workers, that score is lower again.
BC PNP: Scores Needed for Guaranteed Invitation
|Category||Guaranteed Registration Score|
|Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker||135|
|Express Entry BC – International Graduate||105|
|Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker||135|
|Skills Immigration – International Graduate||105|
|Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||95|
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