British Columbia Held Its Latest PNP Draw On February 2, 2021

British Columbia Held Its Latest PNP Draw On February 2, 2021

[Published Wed, Feb 03 2021]

The province of British Columbia has issued 208 Invitations to the immigration candidates so that they can apply for provincial nomination and ultimately get an invitation to apply for Canada’s permanent residence. The BC PNP draw was conducted on February 2, 2021. A total of 208 invitations went to the candidates who submitted their application under the skilled immigration and express entry streams of BC PNP, especially the skilled worker, international graduate and entry-level and semi-skilled subcategories.

The minimum scores for the BC PNP draw ranged from 79 to 104. Both the categories of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) aim at selecting individuals who are looking forward to obtaining Canada’s permanent residence.

The skilled immigration category of BC PNP is for the skilled, entry-level and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province of British Columbia. On the other hand, the express entry category of the BC PNP is for the candidates who have valid express entry profiles in the federal express entry system. You all might be aware that getting an invitation via the express entry stream helps you fetch additional 600 points which further boost your chances of getting success.

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Well, due to the ongoing rush of the pandemic, there are certain businesses that have been impacted. As a result, they have been excluded from the occupation list of British Columbia.

You can have a look at the table mentioned-below for a better understanding of the draw and the excluded occupations. 


Number of Invitation


Minimum Score

Other considerations



February 2, 2021



208 Invitations

SI – Skilled Worker


Due to the pandemic, certain NOCs were excluded:

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


 Also, a total of 8 invitations were also issued to the candidates who applied under the entrepreneur category of the BC PNP. The minimum score of the invited candidate is 122.

So, are you interested in making British Columbia your permanent abode in 2021? Well, apply under the stream of the BC PNP which best suits your interest and requirements. After all, this province is an awesome place to start a new living.

Determine your eligibility by filling a free online assessment form! Good Luck for the future! 

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