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British Columbia Issues 186 ITAs

In the draw held on May 16th, 2018 under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, the immigration officials invited 186 new candidates to apply. The least score for International Graduates, Express Entry skilled workers and the international graduate stream, was only 92 points. Additionally, the score for skilled workers was 86 points. For the semi-skilled   and Entry level workers  it was only 60 points. B.C. PNP Draw: May 16, 2018

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued
16-May-18 EEBC – Skilled Worker 92 Total: 186
EEBC – International Graduate 92
SI – Skilled Worker 86
SI – International Graduate 92
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60
B.C. PNP Draw: May 9, 2018 The least score for international graduates, Express Entry skilled workers as well as the international graduate stream was 91 points. The score for provincial skilled workers was 86 points. The entry level and semi-skilled workers were not invited.In the previous draw, held on May 9th, 2018 34 candidates were invited to submit application in the technology-only stream.
Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued
09-May-18 (Technology only) EEBC – Skilled Worker 91 Total: 34
EEBC – International Graduate 91
SI – Skilled Worker 86
SI – International Graduate 91
British Columbia commenced the BCPNP Tech Pilot in 2017, with an aim to attract skilled workers in major 32 specified technology occupations. B.C. PNP conducts draws exclusively for technology workers from May 2017. The province is taking a position to have a benefit from the technology workers who are searching for alternatives to move out of the U.S. BC PNP Tech Pilot: 32 In-Demand Occupations
NOC Code Job Title
113 Purchasing managers
131 Telecommunication carriers managers
213 Computer and information systems managers
512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations
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
4163 Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants
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
This provincial nomination guarantees success in selection under the Express Entry System, by adding 600 CRS points. The Program also sets out the scores which the immigrants must obtain to get the invitation for immigration. The score for an international graduate is 30 points lower to the  skilled worker under the Canada Express Entry, as well as in provincial stream. It is again lower For semi-skilled and entry-level workers.. BC PNP: Scores Needed for Guaranteed Invitation
Category 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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