A new draw by British Columbia immigration saw the province issue 195 invitations to apply with certain jobs excluded due to coronavirus restrictions.
The January 19 draw saw British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program officials continue to exclude 31 occupations where a high-volume of applicants have recently been approved.
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The province stated that this list is currently under review. The following were excluded from the latest draw:
- 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.
- 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
- 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 occupations
- 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
The draw saw invitations issued across five BC PNP categories.
Skilled workers through the direct provincial stream required 96 points to qualify, while Express Entry skilled workers needed 106 points.
For the direct provincial international graduate stream, 96 points was the minimum score, with 103 points required for the Express Entry international graduate stream.
Entry level and semi-skilled workers required a minimum of 80 points.
Did You Get Invited in the Latest B.C. Immigration Draw?
|Date||Category||Minimum Score||Invitations Issued|
|19-Jan-21||SI – Skilled Worker||96||Total: 195|
|SI – International Graduate||96|
|SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||80|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||106|
|EEBC – International Graduate||103|