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Minimum Scores are Low in recent B.C. Draw

British Columbia has kept the minimum score norm low, in the recent draw, for skilled workers in its P.N.P. In The August 22 draw 323 candidates were invited to apply. Skilled workers in the direct provincial stream need 82 points for qualifying and the EE skilled workers need only 87 points. Overseas graduates in both these categories need 91 points. Finally, the semi-skilled and entry level applicants need 65 points.



Category Minimum Score

Invitations Issued

22-August-18 EEBC  Skilled Worker 87 Total: 323
EEBC  International Graduate 91
SI  Skilled Worker 82
SI International Graduate 91
SI Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 65
In The Aug-15, draw 44 aspirants received the invitation in the targeted technology occupations. The candidates enjoy a preference in the queue of provincial immigration through this Pilot. The law on the draw says that skilled workers, who apply in the direct stream, need 82 points to get the qualification. Skilled workers applying through Express Entry needed 87 points. International students required 91 points to qualify.

Entry level and semi-skilled workers needed 65 points


Category Minimum Score

Invitations Issued

15-August-18 (Technology-only) EEBC – Skilled Worker 87 Total: 44
EEBC – International Graduate 91
SI – Skilled Worker 82
SI – International Graduate 91
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 65
This Pilot was extended to 2019 after its launch in May 2017. Presently it has a list of 29 target occupations where the duration requirements are relaxed. The province also has a flourishing technology industry and there are a few big names of the technological world that have a base in the province. The Job Requirements of New Pilot • Its offer must be for a targeted occupations • Job offer must be valid for one-year

The Target Occupations in the BC P.N.P. Tech Pilot are:

NOC Code

Job Title

0131 Telecommunication carriers managers
0213 Computer and information systems managers
0512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
2134 Chemical engineers
2147 Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers And Designers)
2171 Information Systems Analysts And Consultants
2172 Database Analysts And Data Administrators
2173 Software Engineers And Designers
2174 Computer Programmers And Interactive Media Developers
2175 Web Designers And Developers
2221 Biological Technologists And Technicians
2241 Electrical And Electronics Engineering Technologists And Technicians
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial Instrument Technicians And Mechanics
2281 Computer Network Technicians
2282 User Support Technicians
2283 Information Systems Testing Technicians
5121 Authors And Writers
5122 Editors
5125 Translators, Terminologists And Interpreters
5224 Broadcast Technicians
5225 Audio And Video Recording Technicians
5227 Support Occupations In Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, Photography And The Performing Arts
5226 Other Technical And Co-Ordinating Occupations In Motion Pictures, Broadcasting And The Performing Arts
5241 Graphic Designers And Illustrators
6221 Technical Sales Specialists – Wholesale Trade
The provincial nomination guarantees selection in the EE System, and is worth 600 CRS points. The score requirement for an international graduate is 30 points lower than a skilled worker in the EE and provincial stream. The score is lower for entry-level and semi-skilled workers.

BC PNP: Scores requirement for Guaranteed Invitation is as follows:


Guaranteed Registration Score

Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker 135
Express Entry BC – International Graduate 105
Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 135
Skills Immigration – International Graduate 105
Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 95

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