This article is part 3 of a 8 part series: Nominations. 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
In 2018, BC PNP nominated 6,500 applications, including 250 additional re-allocations at year end.
Total BC PNP Nominations
|Skills Immigration (SI)||2018||2017||2016|
|Entry-Level & Semi-Skilled||633||600||756|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||1,987||1,181||799|
|EEBC – International Graduate||936||1,038||1,036|
|EEBC – International Post-Graduate||165||126||209|
|EEBC – Healthcare Professional||12||5||6|
Total BC PNP Nominations (EI)
|Entrepreneur Immigration (EI)||2018||2017||2016|
|Entrepreneur (Principal Applicant)||58||65||73|
BC PNP Nominations Total
|Skills Immigration (SI)||6,439||5,931||5,921|
|Entrepreneur Immigration (EI)||61||69||83|
|SI & EI Total||6,500||6,000||6,004|
EI Work Permits
Before being eligible for nominations, EI applicants obtain a work permit that allow them to establish their business for two years.
In summary, the percentage of Skilled Workers category (both Skilled Workers and Express Entry Skilled Workers) accounted for 55.3 % of nominations in 2018. It was 40.0% in 2017, and 33.9% in 2016.
Student categories decreased from 47.3% to 32.4% between 2017 and 2018.