British Columbia’s Provincial Nomination Program issued 272 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held on June 4, 2019.
The invitations were distributed over five categories of the Skills Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) streams.
Invitations went to Skills Immigration candidates in three categories: Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry-Level or Semi-Skilled Worker.
Candidates in the EEBC Skilled Workers and International Graduate categories also received invitations.
The precise breakdown of invitations within these categories was not provided.
Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination from British Columbia are awarded an additional 600 points toward their federal ranking score.
Foreign nationals who would like to be considered through either the Skills Immigration or EEBC streams must first register an online profile with the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) through the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
SIRS is a points-based system used by the BC PNP to evaluate candidates based on factors like education, work experience and proficiency in English or French.
The minimum required SIRS scores varied from 75 for Skills Immigration: Entry Level or Semi-Skilled Worker to 105 for candidates in the EEBC: Skilled Worker category.
An indeterminate, full-time job offer with an employer in B.C. is required for most Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC immigration categories.
Use the CanadaVisa Skills Immigration Registration System Calculator to find out your potential SIRS score.
Date: June 4, 2019
Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued
EEBC – Skilled Worker 105
EEBC – International Graduate 104
SI – Skilled Worker 95
SI – International Graduate 100
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 75