Periodically, we invite the highest scoring registrants in each category to apply to the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). We then nominate successful applicants to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residency.
This page shows the number of invitations issued.
Which categories require invitations?
We invite registrants in the following categories:
- Skills Immigration — Skilled Worker
- Skills Immigration — International Graduate
- Skills Immigration — Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
- Express Entry BC — Skilled Worker
- Express Entry BC — International Graduate
- Entrepreneur Immigration
HealthCare Professional and International Post-Graduate applicants under the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC streams do not need an invitation to apply. Please apply directly via BCPNP Online.
How many nominations are available?
The number of nominations depends on various program and economic factors, including B.C.’s annual allocation, the B.C. 2025 Labour Market Outlook, historic BC PNP nomination trends and existing application inventory levels. For 2018, the allocation is 6,250.
Invitations to apply
Information about invitations to apply is posted shortly after the date of issuance. Please check back frequently for most recent information. To find out whether you received an invitation to apply, please log into your BCPNP Online profile.
The number and frequency of invitations to apply is based on annual nomination allocations from the Canadian federal government (IRCC), and our ability to process applications in a timely way.
Under the BC PNP Tech Pilot, we issue weekly invitations to qualified registrants with valid job offers in the key technology occupations. The Tech Pilot draws refer to those invitations. If your occupation is not in the list of key technology occupations, you may still be eligible to apply. We will continue to conduct regular draws for qualified individuals across many different occupations, based on the annual allocation and the program’s processing capacity.
Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC
Archived BC PNP draws
View the latest processing times.
If you achieve or exceed these registration scores, you are guaranteed to receive an invitation to apply in the next draw for your category. Invitations to apply may be issued for scores lower than these minimums. Please refer to the archived BC PNP draws to view historical ITA information. Guaranteed invitation scores are subject to change.
For complete program requirements, please refer to:
- BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide (PDF, 1MB)
- BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Program Guide (PDF, 1MB)