British Columbia Invited 277 Candidates in a Draw Held on 15th October 2019


On October 15, 2019, the government of British Columbia held a new draw under Skills Immigration and Express Entry British Columbia categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). This time, 277 candidates received invitations to apply for the provincial nomination. The scores of this round slightly increased for all categories:

Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker 94 (+2 points)

Skills Immigration – International Graduate 99 (+2 points)

Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 80 (+2 points)

Express Entry British Columbia – Skilled Worker 102 (+5 points)

Express Entry British Columbia – International Graduate 102 (+1 point)

In total, British Columbia invited 7,217 registrants under all streams of BCPNP in 2019. The provincial quota for this year is 6,500 nominations.

The Canadian province of British Columbia has announced the results of its latest draw in the invitation round held on 15th October 2019. In this latest draw, the province has invited 227 candidates from Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories. All the invited candidates are now eligible to apply for a provincial nomination through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) for a Canadian PR visa.

The chosen categories among Skills Immigration are Skilled Worker, and Entry Level & Semi-Skilled and International Graduate categories. While, for Express Entry BC (EEBC), invites have been sent to candidates who fall under Skilled Worker and the International Graduate category.

British Columbia Immigration Draw on 15 October

DateCategoryMinimum Score RequirementsTotal number of Invitations Issued
      October 15, 2019EEBC – Skilled Worker102      277
EEBC – International Graduate102
SI – Skilled Worker94
SI – International Graduate99
SI – Entry Level & Semi-Skilled80


In this latest draw, only minimum score requirements have been declared for each category. The province has not informed about a detailed bifurcation of 277 invitations for each category.

For EEBC – Skilled Worker and EEBC – International Graduate category, the minimum score requirement was 102 points, for SI – Skilled Worker and SI – International Graduate category, the minimum score requirement was 94 points and 99 points, respectively. The category with the lowest score requirements was SI – Entry Level & Semi-Skilled with 80 points.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)

The BCPNP program is designed for all those skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and graduates who want to live and work in British Columbia province permanently. It is considered as one of the most diverse immigration programs among other PNPs. It has 2 broad categories for graduates and workers, including Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC. Both categories are further divided into additional categories.

There are a few Express Entry aligned BCPNP categories and the applicants who qualify under any of those categories get additional 600 CRS points and are guaranteed to obtain an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for permanent residence in Canada in a succeeding draw.

There are a few more categories under BCPNP which are completely managed by a system called Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Under this system, all the potential candidates are required to get their profiles registered and fill in the required information with regards to their job offer provided by an employer in British Columbia, work experience, education level, and language ability.

British Columbia PNP High Demand Occupation List 2019

British Columbia High Demand Occupation List 2019

High Demand Occupations in Management—Usually Require Combination of Education and Work Experience

OccupationMedian Hourly WageJob Openings to 2028
Retail and wholesale trade managers (NOC 0621)$28.0020,600
Restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631)$18.757,800
Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services (NOC 0013)N/A5,100
Facility operation and maintenance managers (NOC 0714)$35.104,800
Computer and information systems managers (NOC 0213)$43.274,800
Financial managers (NOC 0111)$40.864,700
Corporate sales managers (NOC 0601)$36.354,700
Banking, credit and other investment managers (NOC 0122)$41.034,100
Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities (NOC 0016)$47.653,900
Advertising, marketing and public relations managers (NOC 0124)$38.003,500
Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. (NOC 0015)$36.913,500
Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers (NOC 0121)$42.563,300
Managers in agriculture (NOC 0821)N/A3,200
Managers in transportation (NOC 0731)$35.003,000
Home building and renovation managers (NOC 0712)$20.002,900
Accommodation service managers (NOC 0632)$24.002,900
Other administrative services managers (NOC 0114)N/A2,700
Managers in social, community and correctional services (NOC 0423)$38.462,500
Human resources managers (NOC 0112)$34.192,300
Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations (NOC 0014)$37.292,100
Other business services managers (NOC 0125)$32.312,100
Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c. (NOC 0651)$21.632,000
School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education (NOC 0422)$41.961,700
Purchasing managers (NOC 0113)$37.561,600
Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training (NOC 0421)$36.891,300
Engineering managers (NOC 0211)$50.751,200
Senior government managers and officials (NOC 0012)$48.521,200
Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors (NOC 0513)$26.031,000
Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts (NOC 0512)$29.42800
Utilities managers (NOC 0912)$45.05800
Architecture and science managers (NOC 0212)$39.44600
Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration (NOC 0412)$41.66500
Other managers in public administration (NOC 0414)$47.80 500

Usually Requires Bachelor s, Graduate or First Professional Degree

OccupationMedian Hourly WageJob Openings to 2028
Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 1111)$27.8810,800
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers (NOC 4032)$32.0510,100
Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 2171)$38.468,700
Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174)$38.468,000
Other financial officers (NOC 1114)$32.316,600
Lawyers and Quebec notaries (NOC 4112)$106,361*5,400
Professional occupations in business management consulting (NOC 1122)$36.004,800
Software engineers and designers (NOC 2173)$38.464,800
Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations (NOC 1123)$27.004,300
College and other vocational instructors (NOC 4021)$33.654,000
Civil engineers (NOC 2131)$35.003,900
University professors and lecturers (NOC 4011)$38.463,800
Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants (NOC 4163)$31.253,300
Human resources professionals (NOC 1121)$32.053,100
Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations (NOC 5131)$26.443,000
Social workers (NOC 4152)$30.002,800
Family, marriage and other related counselors (NOC 4153)$26.742,600
Web designers and developers (NOC 2175)$25.002,300
Authors and writers (NOC 5121)$25.482,100
Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers (NOC 4165)$30.421,800
Architects (NOC 2151)$30.771,700
Financial and investment analysts (NOC 1112)$33.521,600
Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers (NOC 4161)$35.001,300
Securities agents, investment dealers, and brokers (NOC 1113)N/A1,300
Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) (NOC 2147)$40.501,100
Psychologists (NOC 4151)$35.361,000

Usually Requires Diploma, Certificate or Apprenticeship Training

OccupationMedian Hourly WageJob Openings to 2028
Administrative officers (NOC 1221)$23.3817,100
Social and community service workers (NOC 4212)$19.5011,800
Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 1311)$20.8310,600
Administrative assistants (NOC 1241)$22.009,700
Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)$16.958,900
Real estate agents and salespersons (NOC 6232)$44,753*7,100
Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers (NOC 7321)$28.006,400
Graphic designers and illustrators (NOC 5241)$25.505,000
Hairstylists and barbers (NOC 6341)$14.005,000
Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport, and fitness (NOC 5254)$20.004,900
Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade (NOC 6221)$25.384,600
Property administrators (NOC 1224)$20.004,000
Police officers (except commissioned) (NOC 4311)$40.003,800
Insurance agents and brokers (NOC 6231)$22.003,500
Financial sales representatives (NOC 6235)$23.083,300
Computer network technicians (NOC 2281)$33.653,300
Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) (NOC 2242)$23.003,000
Retail sales supervisors (NOC 6211)$18.272,800
Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations (NOC 1215)$22.002,700
Legal administrative assistants (NOC 1242)$24.002,700
Executive assistants (NOC 1222)$25.502,200
User support technicians (NOC 2282)$28.972,200
Medical administrative assistants (NOC 1243)$22.002,000
Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors (NOC 2271)N/A1,600
Paralegal and related occupations (NOC 4211)$27.001,500
Insurance adjusters and claims examiners (NOC 1312)$31.001,500
Firefighters (NOC 4312)$40.001,400
Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors (NOC 7315)$34.001,400
Human resources and recruitment officers (NOC 1223)$27.001,400
Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers (NOC 1212)$28.721,300
Photographers (NOC 5221)N/A1,200
Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces (NOC 4313)$28.211,200
Customs, ship and other brokers (NOC 1315)$21.85300

Usually Requires High School and/or Occupation Specific Training

OccupationMedian Hourly WageJob Openings to 2028
Receptionists (NOC 1414)$17.589,600
Food and beverage servers (NOC 6513)$11.358,200
Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations (NOC 4412)$16.757,100
Home child care providers (NOC 4411)$12.004,700
Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs (NOC 7513)$15.382,900
Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors (NOC 1513)$12.501,800
Letter carriers (NOC 1512)$25.001,600
Mail, postal and related workers (NOC 1511)$18.001,300


Priority Health Occupations Identified by the B.C. Ministry of Health

OccupationMedian Hourly


Family physicians (NOC 3112)                                                                 $209,000*                   6,218**
Nurse PractitionersN/AN/A
Health care assistants (NOC 3413)$21.0034,717
Physiotherapists (NOC 3142)$37.003,758
Occupational therapists (NOC 3143)$38.422,200
Licensed practical nurses (NOC 3233)$27.009,612
Specialty registered nurses (NOC 3012)$37.0047,396
Sonographers (NOC 3216)$37.11743
Paramedics (NOC 3234)$26.783,182


The BCPNP high demand occupation list 2019 is based on the current demand trend of occupations in the province of British Columbia. The list is subject to change periodically, hence, before nominating an occupation from British Columbia occupation list, please confirm the latest status of the list by sending a mail at,

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