Invitations To Apply

This page was last updated on August 11, 2022.

This page shows the draw dates, the type of draw conducted, the number of invitations to apply (ITAs) issued, and any specific factors that were targeted for a specific draw.
 
To find out whether you received an ITA, please log into your BCPNP Online profile

General information

Periodically, the BC PNP will invite people who are in the registration pool to submit an application to the program. ITAs are based on the information provided in registrations.
 
Information provided in the registrations will be used to rank, select and invite candidates who are most likely to meet B.C.’s economic and labour market needs.

Invitations may be targeted to support B.C. government priorities, such as supporting specific business sectors, encouraging regional immigration, and facilitating strategic pilot projects.
 
The number invited and frequency of ITA draws for all categories is managed to maintain standard processing times for all applicants, and to support B.C. priorities.

You can find more details about how we issue ITAs in the Program Guides.

Scheduled maintenance: Regular system maintenance to BCPNP Online may cause minor interruptions between the hours of 12:00a.m.-12:30a.m. (PT).
 

Categories that need invitations

We issue invitations to registrants in the following categories:
  • Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
  • Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category
  • Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot
Health Authority and International Post-Graduate applicants can apply directly and do not need an invitation to apply.
 

Skills Immigration invitations

Targeted invitations to apply to the Skills Immigration categories may be based on one or more of the following factors:
  • Education – level and field of education and where it was completed
  • Language skills
  • Occupation
  • Duration and skill level of work experience
  • Wage and/or skill level of job offer
  • Intent to live, work and settle in a specific region
  • Strategic priorities – factors that address specific labour market needs in B.C. or support government pilot projects and initiatives
Date Number of 
Invitations
Category Minimum
Score
Description






August 10, 2022







155
Skilled Worker 105





Targeted draw: Regional 
(includes tech occupations)*
Skilled Worker - EEBC option 114
International Graduate 87
International Graduate - EEBC option 97
Entry Level and Semi Skilled 76










August 10, 2022


5
Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60
Targeted draw: 
Regional,
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
 

<5
Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)

60

Targeted draw: Regional, Healthcare
(unless listed below)
 

<5

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

60
Targeted draw: Regional, Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)
 
<5
Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60
Targeted draw: Regional, other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213)

August 3, 2022


133
Skilled Worker, International Graduate
(includes EEBC option)


90


Targeted draw: Tech







August 3, 2022


22
Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

60
Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)


9
Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)

60

Targeted draw: Healthcare
(unless listed below)

<5

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

60
Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)

<5
Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)
60
Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213)
* Regional includes only candidates with job offers outside Metro Vancouver Regional District who meet the minimum score. 

2022 Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC draws

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Entrepreneur Immigration invitations

Invitations to apply under the EI Regional Pilot are conducted approximately monthly for qualified entrepreneurs who have been referred by a participating community.

Targeted invitations to apply to the EI Base category may be based on one or more of the following factors:
  • The qualified candidate’s registration score
  • The specific region in which a candidate proposes to establish a business
  • The population size of the community in which the candidate proposes to establish a business
  • Whether the proposed business is a start up or a purchase of an existing business
  • Whether the business proposal is aligned with identified priority business sectors
ITA draws based on score alone for the EI Base will be held periodically, but may be limited based on targeted invitations and to maintain standard processing times.
 
Date Stream Score Number of
Invitations
July 19, 2022 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Regional Pilot
111 <5
June 28, 2022 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Regional Pilot
110 <5
May 10, 2022 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Regional Pilot
109 <5
March 22, 2022 Entrepreneur Immigration
- Regional Pilot
117 <5

View 2021 Entrepreneur Immigration Draws

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Previous draws

The BC PNP Archive contains the documents of previous draws. Visit the BC PNP Archive.

Program information


Visit our Documents page for:
  • the Skills Immigration Program Guide and Addendum, which have complete program information, criteria, and requirements. It also includes criteria and information about the Express Entry BC option.
  • the Technical Guide, a self-help tool for registering and applying in the BCPNP Online system
  • The Entrepreneur Immigration Program Guides, which have complete program information, criteria, and requirements

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.

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