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British Columbia Held Its Largest PNP Draw, Issuing Invitations To 450 Candidates

British Columbia Held Its Largest PNP Draw, Issuing Invitations To 450 Candidates

Posted On: Thu, Oct 01 2020

On September 29, 2020, the province of British Columbia conducted the largest draw, sending invitations to 450 candidates for Canada’s Permanent Residence. It is the largest draw conducted by the province in September, 2020. The BC PNP invited a total of 450 candidates who applied for the BC PNP under the Express Entry (EEBC) and Skilled Immigration (SI) streams.

The Express Entry BC category is best suited for the candidates who had a valid Express Entry Profile in the Federal Government’s Express Entry Stream. Moreover, Express Entry is the easiest and the fastest pathway to get hold of Canada’s Permanent Residence. On the other hand the Skilled Immigration category is best suited for the skilled and semi-skilled workers or professionals whose occupation is in high demand in the province of British Columbia.

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The minimum score needed to receive an invitation from the province of British Columbia range somewhere between 75 to 94 for both EEBC and SI streams. All the candidates who received an invitation had profiles in the Federal Express Entry System and BC’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Those who applied under the EEBC and got a nomination from the province of BC, will score additional 600 points. These 600 points effectively is a positive sign that they will receive a permanent residence invitation under the Express Entry.

Well, to gain a clear understanding, have a look at the table mentioned below.


Number of Invitations


Minimum Score

Other Considerations


September 29, 2020



450 Invitations Issued

SI – Skilled Worker


Impact of Covid-19 on the BC’s Business


As a result of this, the following NOC’s were excluded such as:


0621, 0631, 0632, 0651,
3236, 6211, 6311, 6313,
6321, 6322, 6341, 6421,
6511, 6512, 6513, 6521,
6522, 6523, 6524, 6525,
6531, 6532, 6533, 6562,
6564, 6611, 6621, 6711, 
6721, 6722, 6731.

SI – International Graduate


SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled


EEBC – Skilled Worker


EEBC – International Graduate



As it is clear from the above table, that certain businesses have been impacted due to the pandemic and as a result of this, certain NOC’s have been excluded. So, have a look at the table to gain a better understanding. However, despite the pandemic, a large number of candidates were sent an invitation to apply for Canada’s Permanent Residence.

So, do you want to apply for BC PNP and move to the province permanently? Well, it’s time to make a smart move this year and get settled in the beautiful province of British Columbia this year or the next. Want to know if you are eligible or not? Well, fill in the free online assessment form and get to know if you are eligible to apply or not in no time. Good Luck!


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