Invitations to apply

Periodically, we invite the highest scoring registrants in each category to apply to the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). We then nominate successful applicants to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residency.

This page shows the number of invitations issued.

Which categories require invitations?

We invite registrants in the following categories:

  • Skills Immigration — Skilled Worker
  • Skills Immigration — International Graduate
  • Skills Immigration — Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
  • Express Entry BC — Skilled Worker
  • Express Entry BC — International Graduate
  • Entrepreneur Immigration

HealthCare Professional and International Post-Graduate applicants under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams do not need an invitation to apply. Please apply directly via BCPNP Online.

How many nominations are available?

The number of nominations depends on various program and economic factors, including B.C.’s annual allocation,  the B.C. Labour Market Outlook: 2018 Edition, historic BC PNP nomination trends and existing application inventory levels. For 2019, the allocation is 6,500.

Invitations to apply

Information about invitations to apply is posted shortly after the date of issuance. Please check back frequently for most recent information. To find out whether you received an invitation to apply, please log into your BCPNP Online profile.  

The number and frequency of invitations to apply is based on annual nomination allocations from the Canadian federal government (IRCC), and our ability to process applications in a timely way. 

Under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, we issue weekly invitations to qualified registrants  with valid job offers in the key technology occupations. The Tech Pilot draws refer to those invitations. If your occupation is not in the list of key technology occupations, you may still be eligible to apply. We will continue to conduct regular draws for qualified individuals across many different occupations, based on the annual allocation and the program’s processing capacity.

Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC

Date Category Minimum
Score
Number of 
Invitations





September 17, 2019
SI - Skilled Worker 92  
SI - International Graduate 97  
SI - Entry Level & Semi-Skilled 77  
EEBC - Skilled Worker 97  
EEBC - International Graduate 101  
Total number of invitations issued: 481



September 10, 2019
(Tech Pilot draw)
SI - Skilled Worker 90  
SI - International Graduate 90  
EEBC - Skilled Worker 90  
EEBC - International Graduate 90  
Total number of invitations issued: 57





September 3, 2019
SI - Skilled Worker 93  
SI - International Graduate 98  
SI - Entry Level & Semi-Skilled 77  
EEBC - Skilled Worker 96  
EEBC - International Graduate 100  
Total number of invitations issued: 546

Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC 2019 draws to date

Previous draws

Entrepreneur Immigration

Date Stream Score Number of
Invitations
September 17, 2019 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Base Category
115 30
September 17, 2019 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Regional Pilot
108 8
August 20, 2019 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Base Category
110 18
August 20, 2019 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Regional Pilot
111 6
July 30, 2019 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Base Category
114 22
July 30, 2019 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Regional Pilot 
111 6
June 13, 2019 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Base Category        
117 20
June 13, 2019 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Regional Pilot       
118 5
May 7, 2019 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Base Category        
109 20
March 26, 2019 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Base Category 
106 23
Feb 27, 2019 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Base Category 
108 19
January 30, 2019 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Base Category 
109 19
Previous draws

Archived BC PNP draws

View the latest processing times.

Guaranteed invitations

If you achieve or exceed these registration scores, you are guaranteed to receive an invitation to apply in the next draw for your category. Invitations to apply may be issued for scores lower than these minimums. Please refer to the archived BC PNP draws to view historical ITA information. Guaranteed invitation scores are subject to change.

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

Program information

For complete program requirements, please refer to:

Note: This website provides a high-level overview of the program only. Please refer to the program guides for the most current and complete information. Check back often to ensure you have the latest version.

Need help registering and applying online?

Please refer to the BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Technical Guide (PDF, 1MB).