British Columbia PNP issues 351 invitations to apply

British Columbia PNP issues 351 ITA’s for a provincial nomination

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British Columbia PNP issues 351 ITA's for a Provincial Nomination

A total of 351 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued to Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates on October 3.

The October 3 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) draw saw minimum scores ranging from 65 to 91 points depending on the category. The points are assigned when candidates register through the BC PNP's Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) and are awarded based on economic and human capital factors, such as education, work experience, language abilities.

A maximum of 200 points are available to candidates under the SIRS.

All Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC candidates invited in the October 3 draw need an indeterminate, full-time job offer from an employer in the province.

Candidates invited under the Express Entry BC categories are awarded an additional 600 points towards their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score once their provincial nomination is approved by the province. Candidates with a provincial nomination move to the front of the line for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent federal Express Entry draw.

Remaining Skills Immigration candidates who obtain a British Columbia provincial nomination will have their Canadian permanent residence applications processed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) separate from the Express Entry system.

For more information on the eligibility requirements for the BC PNP categories, please visit the BC PNP page.


The minimum scores for each category in the October 3 BC PNP draw were as follows:

Date of draw BC PNP Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued
October 3, 2018 EEBC – Skilled Worker 82 351
EEBC – International Graduate 91
SI - Skilled Worker 82
SI – International Graduate 91
SI - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 65