Invitations to apply

Last updated: June 18, 2024

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

Skills Immigration invitations

Date Draw type Stream Minimum
Number of invitations
June 18, 2024 Childcare Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 93 10
Construction 93 11
Healthcare 102 14
Tech 122 35
Veterinary care 80 <5
June 11, 2024 General Skilled Worker 131 39
Skilled Worker - EEBC option 131
International Graduate  131
International Graduate - EEBC option 131
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 110
Childcare   93 6
Construction 93 9
Healthcare 102 12
June 4, 2024 Childcare Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 93 8
Construction 93 14
Healthcare 100 13
Tech 122 33
2024 Skills Immigration draws

Invitations to apply will be issued to qualified registrations received before the date of the draw.

Targeted invitations to apply to the Skills Immigration streams may be based on one or more of the following factors:
  • Education – level and field of education and where it was completed
  • Eligible professional designations in B.C.
  • 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
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Entrepreneur Immigration invitations

Date Stream Minimum Score Number of
May 14, 2024 Regional Pilot 113 <5
Base 116 5
April 16, 2024 Regional Pilot 119 <5
Base 118 6
February 27, 2024 Regional Pilot 106 <5
Base 115 5
January 16, 2024 Regional Pilot 135 <5
Base 116 <5

2023 Entrepreneur Immigration Draws

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 stream 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.

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General information

We issue invitations to registrants in all streams except Health Authority and International Post-Graduate. Those applicants can apply directly.

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 streams 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).

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, which has 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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