Canada British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

Canada’s BC PNP Invited 58 Candidates to Apply

Published on : December 31, 2020


Key Highlights:

  • Overview
  • The Latest BC PNP Draw
  • Skills Immigration & EEBC
  • The Tech Pilot Project
  • How to Apply?
  • Additional 600 Points
  • About British Columbia


British Columbia PNP invited 58 candidates to apply through a Tech Pilot draw. Four streams were targeted this time.

With job offers in the technology industry, 58 immigration candidates were invited to apply for permanent residence

The Latest BC PNP Draw

The latest BC PNP draw was held on 29 December 2020 under the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories.

A minimum provincial score of 80 points was required for the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories.

Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC


Number of Invitations




Other Considerations

December 29, 2020


SI - Skilled Worker


Tech Pilot Draw

SI - International Graduate


EEBC - Skilled Worker


EEBC - International Graduate


December 22, 2020


SI - Skilled Worker


Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on BC businesses.

The following NOCs were excluded:

0621, 0631, 0632, 0651, 3236, 6211, 6311, 6313, 6321, 6322, 6341, 6421, 6511, 6512, 6513, 6521, 6522, 6523, 6524, 6525, 6531, 6532, 6533, 6562, 6564, 6611, 6621, 6711, 6721, 6722, 6731

SI - International Graduate


SI - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 


EEBC - Skilled Worker


EEBC - International Graduate


The Tech Pilot Project

The pilot project is a concierge service for employers. BC PNP holds weekly draws for tech workers. The project offers priority processing of applications and flexibility in the duration of job offers.

Eligible candidates are required to have a job offer of at least 12 months in the province in any one of the Tech Pilot’s 29 listed occupations.

How to Apply? 

Candidates will first need to create a profile on the BC PNP’s online portal known as the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). It is a points-based system ranking eligible candidates according to scores.

High scoring candidates from Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories are invited to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws.

Express Entry BC’s Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories are linked to the federal Express Entry pool. It allows BC PNP to nominate candidates having an Express Entry profile.

Gain Additional 600 CRS Points

Express Entry candidates nominated through BC PNP get additional 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in Express Entry. It means that they will definitely receive an Invitation to Apply in the next federal Express Entry draw

About British Columbia

In terms of size and population, British Columbia is the third largest province in Canada. Vancouver is the most prosperous city. BC is ideally located in Lower Mainland and is home to several charming small and mid-sized towns.

Topics: Migrate, Canada




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Key Highlights

  • Overview
  • Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • Eligibility for the...