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Skills Immigration Stream

British Columbia Skills Immigration is a collection of immigration streams contained within the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) operated by the province of British Columbia. Through the BC Skills Immigration streams, workers and international graduates with the skills, education, and/or experience required to successfully contribute to the BC economy may be nominated for Canadian permanent residence.

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The following streams are part of BC Skills Immigration:

The majority of programs contained within BC Skills Immigration require an applicant to have a job offer from a BC employer. Notably, the job offer does not require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to be considered valid under BC Skills Immigration. If approved for a provincial nomination through a Skills Immigration stream, BC will provide applicants with a work permit support letter, assisting them obtaining authorization to work while their immigration application is in processing. Candidates for BC Skills Immigration must register through BC PNP Online, the web portal managing the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). This online system manages the intake, ranking, and applications for BC PNP applications.

British Columbia Express Entry

Candidates are not required to be eligible for Express Entry to apply to the BC Skills Immigration streams. However, most of the programs contained within BC Skills Immigration offer an accelerated pathway to permanent residence for eligible candidates who have an active Express Entry profile. Application procedures through Express Entry compared to not through Express Entry are identical until an applicant receives a nomination from the province and must submit a federal application for permanent residence. Federal applications for Express Entry candidates are submitted online using the IRCC web portal and are processed in approximately 6 months. Federal applications for non-Express Entry candidates must be submitted as paper-based applications, in hard copy, to the appropriate processing centre. Paper-based applications are processed in approximately 18 months. Please note that the BC Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker stream does not have an Express Entry stream.

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Candidates with experience in certain tech occupations may be eligible for accelerated processing and other benefits through the BC Tech Pilot.

BC Skilled Worker

The British Columbia Skilled Worker stream is designed to target immigrants who have an offer of employment from a BC employer for a skilled occupation. Eligible candidates are assigned points based on the BC Skills Immigration Ranking System and only individuals with the most competitive ranking are invited to apply to the PNP.

BC Healthcare Professional

The British Columbia Healthcare Professional stream is designed to target immigrants who have an offer of employment from a BC health authority for an eligible occupation in healthcare. If a foreign national meets the requirements for the program, they can submit an application at any time.

BC International Graduate

The British Columbia International Graduate stream is designed for recent graduates from Canadian post-secondary educational institutions who have an offer of employment from a BC employer in a skilled position. Eligible candidates are assigned points based on the BC Skills Immigration Ranking System and only individuals with the most competitive ranking are invited to apply to the PNP.

BC International Post-Graduate

The British Columbia International Post-Graduate stream is designed for recent graduates who have received a Master’s or Doctoral degree from an eligible institution in British Columbia. Only certain schools and programs are eligible for this pathway. If a foreign national meets the requirements for the program, they can submit an application at any time.

BC Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled

The British Columbia Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker (ELSS) stream is designed to target those with 9 months of work experience in a low-skilled occupation in BC who have received an offer of employment from a BC employer. In order to be eligible, the worker must have gained work experience in one of the target occupations or in a certain geographical region of the province. Eligible candidates are assigned points based on the BC Skills Immigration Ranking System and only individuals with the most competitive ranking are invited to apply to the PNP. Candidates who are eligible for this stream cannot apply through Express Entry.

British Columbia Skills Immigration Ranking System

The British Columbia Skills Immigration Ranking system uses the following points grid to rank candidates who have registered profiles. Only those candidates with the most competitive scores will be invited to apply to the program.

FactorMaximum Points
Economic Factors (120)Skill Level of the B.C. Job Offer60
Wage of the B.C. Job Offer50
Regional District of Employment10
Human Capital Factors (80)Directly Related Work Experience25
Highest Level of Education25
Language30
Total Available Points200
*Note that not all BC Skills Immigration streams use the BC Skilled Immigration Ranking System.

British Columbia Skilled Worker - Recent Draws & Invitation History

Below is the information regarding recent British Columbia Skills Immigration draws from all categories:

BC Express Entry - Skilled Worker Draws

DateMinimum Score
9 July 2019110
2 July 201990
25 June 201990
18 June 2019105
11 June 201990
4 June 201995
28 May 201990
21 May 2019105
14 May 201990
7 May 2019105
30 April 201990
23 April 2019105
16 April 201990
9 April 2019105
2 April 2019100
26 March 2019100
19 March 201989
12 March 201989
5 March 201989
26 February 201985
19 February 201985
12 February 201985
5 February 201985
30 January 201985
23 January 201985
16 January 201985
9 January 201985
2 January 201985
19 December 201885
12 December 201885
5 December 201885
28 November 201880
21 November 201880
14 November 201880
7 November 201879
31 October 201879
24 October 201880
17 October 201880
10 October 201882
26 September 201882
19 September 201882
12 September 2018
(tech pilot draw)
84
5 September 201884
30 August 2018
(tech pilot draw)
87
22 August 201887
15 August 201887
8 August 201887
1 August 201891
25 July 201891
18 July 201892
11 July 201892
4 July 201896
27 June 201896
20 June 2018
(tech pilot draw)
96
13 June 201896
6 June 2018
(tech pilot draw)
95
30 May 201895
23 May 2018
(tech pilot draw)
92
16 May 201892
9 May 201891
2 May 201891
25 April 2018
(tech pilot draw)
89
18 April 201889
11 April 2018
(tech pilot draw)
89
4 April 201889
28 March 2018
(tech pilot draw)
77
21 March 2018105
28 February 201882
14 February 201880
31 January 201875
17 January 201875
3 January 201875
20 December 201780
6 December 201780
22 November 201773
8 November 201773
25 October 201773
11 October 201773
27 September 201773
13 September 201773
31 August 201774
16 August 201774
2 August 201777
19 July 201785
27 June 201785
7 June 201782
24 May 201785
10 May 201790
19 April 201790
5 April 201785
22 March 201785
8 March 201790
23 February 201790
17 February 201791
3 February 201795
21 December 2016100
8 December 201690
17 November 201680
10 November 201680
3 November 201680
28 October 201680
12 October 201680
27 September 201690
15 September 201695
4 August 2016110
29 June 2016135
12 May 2016120
8 April 2016135
11 March 2016135

BC Express Entry - International Graduate Draws

DateMinimum Score
9 July 2019105
2 July 201990
25 June 201990
18 June 2019104
11 June 201990
4 June 2019104
28 May 201990
21 May 2019105
14 May 201990
7 May 2019105
30 April 201990
23 April 2019105
16 April 201990
9 April 2019105
2 April 2019105
26 March 2019105
19 March 201997
12 March 201997
5 March 201997
26 February 201994
19 February 201994
12 February 201994
5 February 201995
30 January 201995
23 January 201995
16 January 201995
9 January 201995
2 January 201995
19 December 201895
12 December 201895
5 December 201895
28 November 201890
21 November 201890
14 November 201890
7 November 201889
31 October 201889
24 October 201890
17 October 201890
10 October 201891
26 September 201891
19 September 2018
91
12 September 2018
(tech pilot draw)
91
5 September 201891
30 August 2018
(tech pilot draw)
91
22 August 201891
15 August 201891
8 August 201891
1 August 201891
25 July 201891
18 July 201896
11 July 201896
4 July 201896
27 June 201896
20 June 2018
(tech pilot draw)
96
13 June 201896
6 June 2018
(tech pilot draw)
95
30 May 201895
23 May 2018
(tech pilot draw)
92
16 May 201892
9 May 2018
(tech pilot draw)
91
2 May 201891
25 April 2018
(tech pilot draw)
89
18 April 201889
11 April 2018
(tech pilot draw)
89
4 April 201889
28 March 2018
(tech pilot draw)
82
21 March 2018105
28 February 201882
14 February 201875
31 January 201870
17 January 201870
3 January 201870
20 December 201775
6 December 201775
22 November 201767
8 November 201767
25 October 201767
11 October 201767
27 September 201767
13 September 201767
31 August 201769
16 August 201770
2 August 201775
19 July 201780
27 June 201780
7 June 201777
24 May 201780
10 May 201785
19 April 201785
5 April 201770
22 March 201770
8 March 201770
23 February 201770
17 February 201780
3 February 201785
21 December 201680
8 December 201680
17 November 201670
10 November 201670
3 November 201670
28 October 201680
12 October 201680
27 September 201685
15 September 201690
4 August 2016105
29 June 2016105
2 June 2016105
8 April 2016105

BC Skills Immigration - Skilled Worker Draws

DateMinimum Score
9 July 2019105
2 July 201990
25 June 201990
18 June 201995
11 June 201990
4 June 201995
28 May 201990
21 May 201995
14 May 201990
7 May 201995
30 April 201990
23 April 201995
16 April 201990
9 April 201995
2 April 201994
26 March 201994
19 March 201989
12 March 201989
5 March 201989
26 February 201985
19 February 201985
12 February 201985
5 February 201985
30 January 201985
23 January 201985
16 January 201985
9 January 201985
2 January 201985
19 December 201885
12 December 201885
5 December 201885
28 November 201880
21 November 201880
14 November 201880
7 November 201880
31 October 201880
24 October 201881
17 October 201881
10 October 201882
26 September 201882
19 September 201882
12 September 2018
(tech pilot draw)
82
5 September 201882
30 August 2018
(tech pilot draw)
82
22 August 201882
15 August 201882
8 August 201882
1 August 201884
25 July 201884
18 July 201887
11 July 201887
4 July 201887
27 June 201887
20 June 2018
(tech pilot draw)
90
13 June 201890
6 June 2018
(tech pilot draw)
87
30 May 201887
23 May 2018
(tech pilot draw)
86
16 May 201886
9 May 2018
(tech pilot draw)
86
2 May 201886
25 April 2018
(tech pilot draw)
84
18 April 201884
11 April 2018
(tech pilot draw)
84
4 April 201884
28 March 2018
(tech pilot draw)
77
21 March 2018100
28 February 201877
14 February 201880
31 January 201875
17 January 201875
3 January 201875
20 December 201780
6 December 201780
22 November 201773
8 November 201773
25 October 201773
11 October 201773
27 September 201773
13 September 201773
31 August 201774
16 August 201774
2 August 201777
19 July 201785
27 June 201785
7 June 201776
24 May 201777
10 May 201785
19 April 201790
5 April 201780
22 March 201785
8 March 201790
23 February 201790
17 February 201791
3 February 2017100
21 December 2016100
8 December 201690
17 November 201680
10 November 201680
3 November 201680
28 October 201680
12 October 201680
27 September 201690
15 September 201695
29 June 2016135
12 May 2016120
11 March 2016135

BC Skills Immigration - International Graduate Draws

DateMinimum Score
9 July 2019105
2 July 201990
25 June 201990
18 June 2019100
11 June 201990
4 June 2019100
28 May 201990
21 May 2019100
14 May 201990
7 May 2019105
30 April 201990
23 April 2019105
16 April 201990
9 April 2019105
2 April 2019100
26 March 2019100
19 March 201997
12 March 201997
5 March 201997
26 February 201994
19 February 201994
12 February 201994
5 February 201995
30 January 201995
23 January 201995
16 January 201995
9 January 201995
2 January 201995
19 December 201895
12 December 201895
5 December 201895
28 November 201890
21 November 201890
14 November 201890
7 November 201890
31 October 201890
24 October 201891
17 October 201891
10 October 201891
26 September 201891
19 September 201891
12 September 2018
(tech pilot draw)
91
5 September 201891
30 August 2018
(tech pilot draw)
91
22 August 201891
15 August 201891
8 August 201891
1 August 201891
25 July 201891
18 July 201896
11 July 201896
4 July 201896
27 June 201896
20 June 2018
(tech pilot draw)
96
13 June 201896
6 June 2018
(tech pilot draw)
95
30 May 201895
23 May 2018
(tech pilot draw)
92
16 May 201892
9 May 2018
(tech pilot draw)
91
2 May 201891
25 April 2018
(tech pilot draw)
84
18 April 201884
11 April 2018
(tech pilot draw)
84
4 April 201884
28 March 2018
(tech pilot draw)
82
21 March 2018100
28 February 201882
14 February 201875
31 January 201870
17 January 201870
3 January 201870
20 December 201775
6 December 201775
22 November 201767
8 November 201767
25 October 201767
11 October 201767
27 September 201767
13 September 201767
31 August 201769
16 August 201770
2 August 201775
19 July 201780
27 June 201780
7 June 201772
24 May 201775
10 May 201780
19 April 201785
5 April 201770
22 March 201770
8 March 201770
23 February 201770
17 February 201785
3 February 201790
21 December 201680
8 December 201680
17 November 201670
10 November 201670
3 November 201670
28 October 201670
12 October 201680
27 September 201690
15 September 2016100
29 June 2016105

BC Skills Immigration - Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Draws

DateMinimum Score
9 July 201980
18 June 201975
21 May 201975
7 May 201975
23 April 201975
9 April 201975
2 April 201973
26 March 201973
5 March 201969
12 February 201967
30 January 201968
23 January 201968
16 January 201968
2 January 201968
19 December 201868
5 December 201868
14 November 201870
31 October 201870
17 October 201880
10 October 201865
19 September 201865
5 September 201865
22 August 201865
15 August 201865
8 August 201865
25 July 201865
11 July 201865
27 June 201870
13 June 201865
30 May 201870
23 May 2018
(tech pilot draw)
60
16 May 201860
2 May 201860
18 April 201850
11 April 2018
(tech pilot draw)
55
4 April 201855
21 March 201860
28 February 201840
14 February 201840
31 January 201840
17 January 201840
3 January 201840
20 December 201740
6 December 201740
22 November 201740
8 November 201740
25 October 201740
11 October 201740
27 September 201740
13 September 201740
31 August 201740
16 August 201740
2 August 201745
19 July 201745
27 June 201755
7 June 201750
24 May 201750
10 May 201760
19 April 201745
5 April 201745
22 March 201760
8 March 201765
23 February 201765
17 February 201765
3 February 201770
21 December 201665
8 December 201660
17 November 201650
10 November 201650
3 November 201650
28 October 201645
12 October 201650
27 September 201660
15 September 201680
4 August 201670
29 June 201695
2 June 201688
8 April 201695

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