BRITISH COLUMBIA PNP-B IMMIGRATION DRAWS – UPDATED OCTOBER 2017
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program for Entrepreneur Immigration (BCPNP-B) is for experienced entrepreneurs who are ready to invest in and actively manage a business in British Columbia.
In order to apply to the BCPNP-B, a prospective applicant must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and receive an invitation from the BCPNP-B to apply. The EOI is an official submission which will become a part of an applicant’s future Nomination Application. Periodically the BCPNP-B will select the highest scoring applicants from the EOI pool and issue them an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
The BCPNP-B will regularly conduct draws to invite candidates from the selection pool for each category to apply. The number and frequency of invitations to apply is based on annual nomination allocations and the BCPNP-B’s processing capacity to ensure timely processing of applications.
The most recent BC-PNP-B Entrepreneur pool draw was conducted on November 1, 2017 with 12 ITA’s issued and a lowest selection score of 117
We put together a summary of the round of invitations during 2016/2017, along with the number of candidates that will get an Invitation to Apply (ITA). This summary report will give applicants an indication of their potential for receiving an ITA in the future. An applicant may strive to further increase their points, such as conducting an Exploratory Visit to British Columbia or enhancing their language proficiency through language training.
BCPNP-B Entrepreneur Pool Draws (Updated 11/1/17):
As of January 1, 2017, till date, there has been 9 draws that took place and 117 total ITA’s issued. The lowest score to be selected per draw is 117 points. The highest number of ITA’s to be issued per draw is 20 ITA’s.
Following is a comparison between 2016 and 2017 in terms of numbers of draws, number ITA’s issued, and scores:
BCPNP-B Entrepreneur Minimum Points Required:
As of January 1, 2017, till date, the lowest selection score is 117 points with an average of 124 points per draw.
BCPNP-B Entrepreneur Invitations to Apply (ITA) Issued:
As of January 1, 2017, till date, the highest number of invitations issued is 20 ITA’s with an average of 13 ITA’s per draw.