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British Columbia Conducts a PNP Draw

February 2018, 28
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The Immigration Officials of British Columbia conducted a draw for their Provincial Nominee  Program on February 14th, 2018. This was the third draw of 2018 and witnessed invitations being sent to apply, for 339 candidates. The numbers include a draw specifically for technology which was held on February 21st. The score required for skilled workers was 80 points, required for international graduates was 75 points and 40 for semi-skilled /entry-level workers.



B.C. PNP Draw: February 14, 2018


Date

Category

Minimum Score

Invitations Issued

14-Feb-18 (includes tech-only draw on February 21)

EEBC – Skilled Worker

80

Total: 339

EEBC – International Graduate

75

SI – Skilled Worker

80

SI – International Graduate

75

SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

40

In the previous PNP draw held on January 31, 2018, 383 new candidates were invited to apply using the numerous streams of the province. This included a specific draw for technology held on February 7th.

The scores required were the same as in the present draw.

B.C. PNP Draw: January 31, 2018

Date

Category

Minimum Score

Invitations Issued

31-Jan-18 (includes tech-only draw on February 7)

EEBC – Skilled Worker

75

Total: 383

EEBC – International Graduate

70

SI – Skilled Worker

75

SI – International Graduate

70

SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

40


British Columbia had launched the BCPNP Tech Pilot in 2017, for attracting professionals in 32 technology occupations.

It has conducted specific BCPNP draws to attract technological workers since May 17. The province has positioned itself to benefit from employing technology workers who are presently looking for an alternative after the US has imposed restrictions under the presidency of Trump.

BC PNP Tech Pilot: 32 In-Demand Occupations

NOC Code

Job Title

113

Purchasing managers

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

2131

Civil engineers

2132

Mechanical engineers

2133

Electrical and electronics engineers

2134

Chemical 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

5122

Editors

5125

Translators, terminologists and interpreters

5224

Broadcast technicians

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

The provincial nomination guarantees selection under the Express Entry System, and gives 600 CRS points.The BC PNP publishes the scores needed by immigrants to guarantee an invitation under various programs.The score required by an international graduate is 30 points below a skilled worker under the provincial stream and the Canada Express Entry.


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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