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On 16th April 2020, the Government of British Columbia came out with a new draw under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). The draw focused on the Skills Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) categories of BC PNP. BCPNP invited a total of 271 applicants, and there was a slight change in the score for Skills Immigration (SI) category as compared to the previous draw. Latest draw details are as follows:

Skills Immigration – score for Skilled Worker category dropped by 2 points to 100

Skills Immigration – score for International Graduate category dropped by 2 points to 100

Skills Immigration – score for Entry Level & Semi-Skilled category went up by 2 points to 85

Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) – score for Skilled Worker category remained constant at 105
Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) – score for International Graduate category remained constant at 102

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The province of British Columbia, under the BC PNP, issues invitations at regular intervals to applicants who score maximum in every category to apply for the BCPNP program. After this, the province nominates successful candidates for applying to the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the issue of permanent residence.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted the economy, and it has affected some sectors more than others. Due to this, BCPNP excluded a total of 34 NOCs from participating for this BCPNP draw. Till today, British Columbia has invited 2,386 applicants for applying through the BCPNP program in the year 2020.

Occupations excluded from participating from the draw are:

0621- Retail and wholesale trade managers

0631- Restaurant and food service managers

0632- Accommodation service managers

0651- Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.

1123- Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

1221- Administrative officers

1241- Administrative assistants

3236- Massage therapists

6211- Retail sales supervisors

6311- Foodservice supervisors

6313- Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors

6321- Chefs

6322- Cooks

6341- Hairstylists and barbers

6421- Retail salespersons

6511- Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses

6512- Bartenders

6513- Food and beverage servers

6521- Travel counsellors

6522- Pursers and flight attendants

6523- Airline ticket and service agents

6524- Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks

6525- Hotel front desk clerks

6531- Tour and travel guides

6532- Outdoor sport and recreational guides

6533- Casino workers

6562- Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations

6564- Other personal service occupations

6611- Cashiers

6621- Service station attendants

6711- Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations

6721- Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services

6722- Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport

6731- Light duty cleaners

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