B.C. PNP Draw Held June 4 issues 272 ITAs

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

Eurocentres: Pathway Programs now available


Eurocentres has been updated on ApplyBoard’s website to include pathways to various universities and colleges within Canada and the United States. These are Intensive Pathway programs, offering 25 lessons per week.


Click here to review up to 48 programs offered at the Toronto campus!

Click here to review up to 51 programs at the Vancouver campus!

Click here to review up to 47 programs at the San Diego campus!

Vancouver Island University: Sept 2019 & Jan 2020 are OPEN


Please be advised that Vancouver Island University (VIU) is now open to accept applications for September 2019 and January 2020 intakes. Please keep in mind the new language proficiency requirements. Below you will find the revised requirements for your reference. Please share this information with your students.




We encourage you to contact your ApplyBoard Agent Representative if you have any questions or concerns.

Sault College: January 2019 applications accepted Sept 17th


Sault College has issued an important update regarding their January 2019 intake. Please read everything carefully.

The IAS (OCAS International portal) will be opened on September 17th, 2018 at 8:30am EDT, and will remain open until September 20th at 4:00pm EDT.

  • Programs could be waitlisted before the closing date.
  • The portal may close before September 10th for applicants from India.


Good to know…

  • IELTS requirements remain at overall 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5.
  • Sault also accepts PTE, TOEFL, IBT and CAE (for details, please visit their website).
  • The application fee remains at $50. Payments are accepted via Flywire (includes international and Canadian credit cards).


Notes about applications…

  • All applications are submitted through the International Application Portal (OCAS International).
  • Sault may close the portal early, so please enter your applications as soon as possible.


For expedited processing, please upload all required documents as soon as possible.

  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of IELTS certificate (also accepted: copy of document confirming IELTS test date – no conditional offer will be issued without of the these requirements)
  • Copy of all transcripts (secondary and post secondary)
  • Copy of all completion documents (example: diploma, degree)
  • Copy of backlog certificate

University of Regina: New IELTS requirements for Indian students

Please be advised that there has been a recent change in the English requirement for students from India.

As of October 1st, 2018students from India must meet the general ELP (English Language Proficiency) requirements to obtain final acceptance to the University of Regina. The general ELP requirements can be found here on the University’s official website.

Please rest assured that if a student does not have the English qualifications, you can still apply. In that case, the International Enrolment Services office will issue a conditional letter of acceptance if the student is academically admissible. Once the student meets the English requirement, they will need to provide proof of English Proficiency in order to obtain a final letter of acceptance.