BC PNP  issues invitations to apply for the highest scoring registrants by category. Estimated nomination levels by category proposed below for 2016 are based on the annual nomination allocation of 5,800 and are subject to change based on program demand and processing capacity. 

Estimated levels are based on a combination of program and economic factors including B.C.’s annual allocation of nominations from the federal government (IRCC), the BC 2024 Labour Market Outlook, historic BC PNP nomination trends, and existing application inventory levels.

Invitations to Apply

The BC PNP will regularly conduct draws to invite candidates from the selection pool for each category to apply. The number and frequency of invitations to apply is based on annual nomination allocations and the BC PNP’s processing capacity to ensure timely processing of applications.

Below are the details of 2017 draws:

Date Stream / Category Minimum
Number of
Feburary 3, 2017
EEBC – Skilled Worker 95 137
EEBC – International Graduate 85 95
SI – Skilled Worker 100 76
SI – International Graduate 90 88
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 70 61

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