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On March 30, 2020, British Columbia conducted a new draw in the Skills Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). But as a result of the negative impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the provincial economy, the government has excluded the Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled (ELSS) category from this draw. 

In addition, BCPNP excluded other tourism, hospitality and retail-related occupations as well as occupations where BCPNP experienced a high volume of applications:

  • 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 – Food service supervisors
  • 6313 – Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
  • 6321 – Chefs
  • 6322 – Cooks
  • 6341 – Hairstylists and barbers. 

In this round, BCPNP invited 311 candidates. The lowest scores in the categories decreased for several points:

  • Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 102
  • Skills Immigration – International Graduate 102 (-4 points)
  • Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 105 (-5 points)
  • Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 102 (-8 points)

British Columbia invited 1,950 candidates to apply for the nomination of the province in 2020.

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