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. 2025 Labour Market Outlook, historic BC PNP nomination trends and existing application inventory levels. For 2018, the allocation is 6,250.

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 19, 2018
SI - Skilled Worker 82  
SI - International Graduate 91  
SI - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 65  
EEBC - Skilled Worker 82  
EEBC - International Graduate 91  
Total number of invitations issued: 409



September 12, 2018
(Tech Pilot draw)

 
SI - Skilled Worker 82  
SI - International Graduate 91  
EEBC - Skilled Worker 84  
EEBC - International Graduate 91  
Total number of invitations issued: 32





September 5, 2018
SI - Skilled Worker 82  
SI - International Graduate 91  
SI - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 65  
EEBC - Skilled Worker 84  
EEBC - International Graduate 91  
Total number of invitations issued: 397
Previous draws

Entrepreneur Immigration

Date Stream Score Number of Invitations
September 19, 2018 Entrepreneur Immigration 114 18
July 25, 2018 Entrepreneur Immigration 116 14
June 13, 2018 Entrepreneur Immigration 115 14
May 2, 2018 Entrepreneur Immigration 115 15
March 21, 2018 Entrepreneur Immigration 113 11
February 21, 2018 Entrepreneur Immigration 115 15
January 17, 2018 Entrepreneur Immigration 115 15
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).