British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)

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British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)

A popular immigration option for foreign workers and international students in Canada looking for Immigration

With the scores for Federal Immigration reaching as high as 475, a provincial nomination is becoming more sought-after options for foreign workers and international students who are looking for permanent residency options. British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program is also a sought-after option for companies looking to hire foreign workers from outside Canada permanently. 

October 29, 2019 draw for the BCPNP saw a slight decline in the scores, which was a welcome change for many registrants who are registered with BCPNP and waiting for the scores to decline so that they are invited to apply for Nomination. A total of 437 invitations were issued. 

One of the most popular categories for people working in the skill level C & D is Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled category, applicants with a score of 77, were invited to apply for permanent residency under this category. This is the only option for foreign workers who are working under semi-skilled positions such as Hotel Front Desk Clerks, Tour and travel guides, Outdoor Sports and Recreational Guides, Food and Beverage Servers, Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen helpers, Light Duty Cleaners etc. Since this is the only option for people in the semi-skilled category in British Columbia, it is a very popular category. 

The following table shows the minimum scores that were required to get the invitation and the number of invitations issued by BCPNP

Stream Minimum Score for the October 29, 2019,  invitation round
SI- Skilled Worker 93
SI- International Graduate 100
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 77
EEBC – Skilled Worker 99
EEBC – International Graduate 102

Applicants looking for opening a business in Canada received invitations under both the Entrepreneur Immigration – Base category as well as Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot. A total of 19 Entrepreneurs with a minimum score of 114 received an invitation in the Base Category, and a total of 5 Entrepreneurs received an invitation with a minimum score of 110.

To know if you qualify and apply for your British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program and Permanent Residency, book a consultation with our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). Click here to Book a Consultation.


Please note that none of the information on this website should be construed as being legal advice. As well, you should not rely on any of the information contained in this website when determining whether and how to apply to a given program.
Canadian immigration law is constantly changing, and the information above may be outdated.
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