British Columbia Issues 237 Invitations, Excludes 31 Occupations In New Draw

British Columbia Issues 156 Canada Immigration Invitations In New PNP Draw
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British Columbia immigration issued 237 invitations to apply in a new provincial draw with specific criteria related to the coronavirus outbreak.

The May 7 draw saw British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program officials exclude 31 occupations where a high-volume of applicants have recently been approved.

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Given the issues, the following were excluded from the May 7 draw:

  1. 0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers
  2. 0631 – Restaurant and food service managers
  3. 0632 – Accommodation service managers
  4. 0651 – Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.
  5. 3236 – Massage therapists
  6. 6211 – Retail sales supervisors
  7. 6311 – Foodservice supervisors
  8. 6313 – Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors
  9. 6321 – Chefs
  10. 6322 – Cooks
  11. 6341 – Hairstylists and barbers
  12. 6421 – Retail salespersons
  13. 6511 – Maîtres d’hôtel and hosts/hostesses
  14. 6512 – Bartenders
  15. 6513 – Food and beverage servers
  16. 6521 – Travel counsellors
  17. 6522 – Pursers and flight attendants
  18. 6523 – Airline ticket and service agents
  19. 6524 – Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks
  20. 6525 – Hotel front desk clerks
  21. 6531 – Tour and travel guides
  22. 6532 – Outdoor sport and recreational guides
  23. 6533 – Casino occupations
  24. 6562 – Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
  25. 6564 – Other personal service occupations
  26. 6611 – Cashiers
  27. 6621 – Service station attendants
  28. 6711 – Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations
  29. 6721 – Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services
  30. 6722 – Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport
  31. 6731 – Light duty cleaners

The draw saw invitations issued across five BC PNP categories.

Skilled workers through the direct provincial stream required 102 points to qualify, while Express Entry skilled workers required 108 points.

For the direct provincial international graduate streams, 106 points was the minimum score, with 106 points also required for the Express Entry international graduate stream.

Entry-level and semi-skilled workers required a minimum of 83 points.

Did You Get Invited in the May 7 B.C. Immigration Draw?

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued
07-May-20 SI – Skilled Worker 102 Total: 237
  SI – International Graduate 106
SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 83
  EEBC – Skilled Worker 108
  EEBC – International Graduate 106


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Colin Singer is an international acclaimed Canadian immigration lawyer and founder of featured on Wikipedia. Colin Singer is also founding director of the Canadian Citizenship & Immigration Resource Center (CCIRC) Inc. He served as an Associate Editor of ‘Immigration Law Reporter’, the pre-eminent immigration law publication in Canada. He previously served as an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Quebec and National Immigration Law Sections and is currently a member of the Canadian Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Colin has twice appeared as an expert witness before Canada’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. He is frequently recognized as a recommended authority at national conferences sponsored by government and non-government organizations on matters affecting Canada’s immigration and human resource industries. Since 2009, Colin has been a Governor of the Quebec Bar Foundation a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of the profession, and became a lifetime member in 2018.