In BC PNP

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.

  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

Nominations 2018

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
Skilled Worker 1,607 1,218 1,232
International Graduate 636 1,334 1,238
Entry-Level & Semi-Skilled 633 600 756
International Post-Graduate 371 337 513
Healthcare Professional 92 92 132
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
SI Total 6,439 5,931 5,921

Source: BC PNP Statistical Report 2018 (p.6)

Total BC PNP Nominations (EI)

Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) 2018 2017 2016
Entrepreneur (Principal Applicant) 58 65 73
Key Staff 3 4 10
EI  Total 61 69 83

Source: BC PNP Statistical Report 2018 (p.6)

BC PNP Nominations Total

2018 2017 2016
Skills Immigration (SI) 6,439 5,931 5,921
Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) 61 69 83
SI & EI  Total 6,500 6,000 6,004

Source: BC PNP Statistical Report 2018 (p.6)

EI Work Permits

Before being eligible for nominations, EI applicants obtain a work permit that allow them to establish their business for two years.

Nominations Summary

In summary, the percentage of Skilled Workers category (both Skilled Workers and Express Entry Skilled Workers) accounted for 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.

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