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.

BC PNP Levels by Category - Estimated for 2016 Nominations

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
June 27, 2017
*includes tech-only draws July 5
and July 12, 2017
EEBC – Skilled Worker 85
EEBC – International Graduate 80
SI – Skilled Worker 85
SI – International Graduate 80
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 55
Total number of invitiations issued: 323
June 21, 2017 Entrepreneur Immigration 121 15
June 7, 2017
*includes tech-only draws June 14
and June 21, 2017
EEBC – Skilled Worker 82
EEBC – International Graduate 77
SI – Skilled Worker 76
SI – International Graduate 72
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 50
Total number of invitiations issued: 402

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