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On January 2nd the immigration authorities in British Columbia PNP Draw conducted the first draw for the year.

Attracting overseas talents

The aim is to attract International Graduates and Skilled Workers. Moreover in this draw 151 candidates received the invitation in five PNP streams. The minimum score requirement was 85 for skilled workers in the direct provincial and also in the E.E streams. The minimum score requirement in both streams for International graduates was 95 points, and for the semi-skilled and entry level candidates it was 68 points.

Details of the Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued
02-January-19 EEBC – Skilled Worker 85 Total: 151
EEBC – International Graduate 95
SI – Skilled Worker 85
SI – International Graduate 95
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 68

Details of the past draw

BC immigration authorities conducted a final draw of 2018 on Dec 19, where 268 candidates received invitations to apply in five streams. The E.E and direct provincial skilled worker streams needed 85 points as the minimum score. It was 95 points for international graduates in the E.E and direct provincial streams. Entry level and semi-skilled workers had to score 68 points.

Invitation details in the Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued
19-December-18 EEBC – Skilled Worker 85 Total: 268
EEBC – International Graduate 95
SI – Skilled Worker 85
SI – International Graduate 95
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 68

Extension in Tech Pilot

There was an extension in BC PNP Tech Pilot for the year 2019 after it was launched in 2017. It presently attracts professionals in 29 target occupations and also has a relaxed requirement in duration. The PNP draws specifically aim to attract technology workers since May 2017. There is a thriving technology industry in the province. Moreover, many big names of the technological world are associated with this province.

The Tech Pilot Job Requirements

  • A Job offer in one of the 29 target occupations
  • The duration of this Job offer must be for one-year
  • Job offer needs to be valid for 120 days at the time of applying

BC PNP Tech Pilot 29 List of Target Occupations

NOC Code

Job Title

Telecommunication carriers managers


Computer and information systems managers

Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts


Civil engineers


Mechanical engineers

Electrical and electronics engineers


Chemical engineers


Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

Information systems analysts and consultants


Database analysts and data administrators

Software engineers and designers


Computer programmers and interactive media developers

Web designers and developers


Biological technologists and technicians

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians


Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)

Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics


Computer network technicians

User support technicians


Information systems testing technicians

Authors and writers



Translators, terminologists and interpreters


Broadcast technicians

Audio and video recording technicians


Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts


Other technical and co-coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

Graphic designers and illustrators


Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

Other facts

After receiving the nomination from the province there is a guarantee of selection in the E.E System, because of gaining the 600 points in the CRS. Additionally, this Program also publishes the required scores which the immigrants must obtain, to guarantee the invitation for various programs. The requirement to score for international graduates is 30 points below than for a skilled worker in the E.E, and also in provincial stream. It is also low for semi-skilled and entry-level workers.

PNP: Scores Necessary to get a Guarantee in Invitation

Category Guaranteed Registration Score
Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker 135
Express Entry BC – International Graduate 105
Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 135
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 105
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 95
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