In BC PNP

This article is part 2 of a 8 part series: Application Intake. In these articles, we will share with you the findings from the BC PNP Statistical Report for 2018.

  1. Registration Intake
  2. Application Intake
  3. Nominations
  4. Top Source Countries
  5. Top Occupations – Skill Immigration
  6. Tech Pilot
  7. Regional Distribution
  8. Average Salary

Application Intake 2018

In 2018, there were 7,507 BC PNP application intakes. As compared to 2017, this is a 2.7% increase, which was 7,307. When compared to 2016, this is a 40% increase (5,363 applications).

Of the total application intakes, Express Entry (EEBC) accounted for 46.6% of applications.

BC PNP Applications Received (SI)

Skills Immigration (SI) 2018 2017 2016
Skilled Worker 2,025 1,612 536
Entry-Level & Semi-Skilled 794 726 726*
International Graduate 611 1,555 908
International Post-Graduate 388 360 570
Healthcare Professional 95 89 126
EEBC – Skilled Worker 2,321 1,494 918
EEBC – International Graduate 965 1,210 1,234
EEBC – International Post-Graduate 197 147 252
EEBC – Healthcare Professional 16 8 12
SI Total 7,412 7,201 5,282

*Includes North East Pilot Project applications
Source: BC PNP Statistical Report 2018 (p.5)

BC PNP Applications Received (EI)

Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) 2018 2017 2016
Entrepreneur (Principal Applicant) 92 101 80
Key Staff 3 5 1
EI  Total 95 106 81

Source: BC PNP Statistical Report 2018 (p.5)

Total BC PNP Applications Received

2018 2017 2016
Skills Immigration (SI) 7,412 7,201 5,282
Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) 95 106 81
SI & EI  Total 7,507 7,307 5,363

Source: BC PNP Statistical Report 2018 (p.5)

In summary, Skilled Workers category (both Skilled Workers and Express Entry Skilled Workers) accounted for for 57.9 % of total applications received in 2018. International Graduates (Express and Regular) decreased from 37.8% to 21.0% between 2017 and 2018.

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