First Canadian BC PNP Draw of 2021

The First Canadian BC PNP Draw in 2021

Published on : January 6, 2021


Key Highlights:

  • Overview
  • The Latest BC PNP Draw
  • Detailed Breakdown
  • Create Your BC PNP Profile
  • Approved BC PNP Candidates
  • Nomination Through EEBC


In the first PNP draw of 2021, British Columbia invites 168 candidates.

Candidates approved by the BC PNP at the provincial level can apply for permanent residency in Canada. A total of 168 ITAs were issued in the draw held on 5 January 2021.

The Latest BC PNP Draw

Invitations to apply were issued in the latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) through the Skills Immigration (SI) and the Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams.

Subcategories followed under this draw were Skilled Worker, International Graduates, Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled.

Detailed Breakdown of Subcategories

Here is a detailed breakdown of subcategories along with the minimum scores that were required to qualify. 

Skills Immigration & Express Entry BC


Number of 





Other Considerations

January 5, 2021



SI - Skilled Worker


Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on B.C. 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


2021 Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC draws to date

The pandemic continues to impact certain activities of businesses and industries in British Columbia. Therefore, some occupations were excluded from this draw. 

Create Your BC PNP Profile 

The first step interested candidates should take is to create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal. Then Register under the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Candidates are then evaluated and issued a score. The scores are based on factors such as level of education, work experience, English proficiency, job location, and salary.

Approved BC PNP Candidates

Approved candidates can use the nomination to apply for permanent residency in Canada with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Nomination Through EEBC 

Receiving nomination through EEBC gives an additional 600 points towards your CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score in the Express Entry profile.

In turn, it guarantees that you are bound to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the next federal Express Entry draw.  

Both PNPs and Express Entry are the main pathways for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada.

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Key Highlights

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