British Columbia invited 168 candidates in the first draw of 2021

British Columbia Draw
  • January 6, 2021

British Columbia held the first draw of the year and issued 168 invitations to candidate of provincial nomination for permanent residence on January 5, 2021. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) issued invitations through the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI) streams.

Candidates were invited under the sub-categories of Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled.

Below given is the breakdown of the minimum scores required to receive the invitation for each sub-categories included in the draw:

  • Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker: 95
  • Skills Immigration – International Graduate: 95
  • Skills Immigration – Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled: 77
  • Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker: 99
  • Express Entry BC – International Graduate: 99

The pandemic has impacted the activities of certain sectors and businesses in British Columbia therefore some occupations continue to be excluded from the recent draws. Certain occupations falling under the below mentioned National Occupation Classification (NOC) code were excluded from the draw.

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

Candidates invited under EEBC – Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories will obtain additional points of 600 under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Later, an Invitation to Apply (ITA) will be issued if they are successfully nominated through the Express Entry draw.

If you are interested in applying under one of those two streams Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC), the first step is to create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). You will then be evaluated and issued a score based on factors such as job location, level of education, work experience, proficiency in English and salary.

If you are an existing client of Winny, you may contact your concerned Case Officer to know more about the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

If you are not a client and wish to go for an inquiry about Express Entry and PNP programs and to apply for the same, you may contact us at or call us at 1800-419-3242.

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