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.
- Registration Intake
- Application Intake
- Top Source Countries
- Top Occupations – Skill Immigration
- Tech Pilot
- Regional Distribution
- 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|
|Entry-Level & Semi-Skilled||794||726||726*|
|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|
*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|
Total BC PNP Applications Received
|Skills Immigration (SI)||7,412||7,201||5,282|
|Entrepreneur Immigration (EI)||95||106||81|
|SI & EI Total||7,507||7,307||5,363|
In summary, Skilled Workers category (both Skilled Workers and Express Entry Skilled Workers) accounted 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.