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September

September 8

Proposed regulatory amendments

To more strategically manage intake, increase the OINP’s labour market responsiveness and better respond to regional labour market needs, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing amendments to:

The proposed amendments would change the OINP application process to introduce an expression of interest system. The amendments are now posted on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry for public consultation for 45 calendar days.

We encourage you to provide feedback on these proposed changes during the consultation period which will end on October 23, 2020.

September 4

Removal of application guides

To ensure consistency and accuracy of program information, the application guides for all OINP streams (except the Entrepreneur stream) have been removed from our website. Please note that all content from the application guides has been added to each stream webpage, and the document checklist page has also been updated.

The removal of the application guides ensures all information is centrally located and easily accessible for applicants and stakeholders.

August

August 27

Issued invitations to apply in the entrepreneur stream

On August 26, 2020 the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued 21 invitations to apply to the entrepreneur stream. You were eligible for consideration for this round if you submitted your expression of interest between November 22, 2019 and August 21, 2020.

You received an invitation to apply if your expression of interest got a score between 144 and 200.

If you received an invitation to apply, you do not need to contact the program. You will receive two emails. One email contains login information. The second email will contain instructions on how to submit a complete application. Carefully follow the instructions in both emails.

If your expression of interest was eligible but you did not receive an invitation to apply this round it is still eligible to receive an invitation to apply for future rounds for 12 months from the date you submitted it.

Please visit the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program to learn more about the Entrepreneur Stream and Expression of Interest scoring criteria.

August 26, 2020

Issuance of notifications of interest by targeted occupations under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On August 26, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream and have specific work experience.

You may apply to the Human Capital Priorities stream if you (i) received a NOI on August 26, 2020; and (ii) can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupational Classification (NOC) listed below. If you received a NOI, you do not need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score between 466 and 475, and work experience in the following NOC codes:

0111   Financial managers
0124   Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
0601   Corporate sales managers
1111   Financial auditors and accountants
1114   Other financial officers
1122   Professional occupations in business management consulting
3012   Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
3124   Allied primary health practitioners
3132   Dietitians and nutritionists

To be eligible for nomination, applicants must demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes, and apply under the HCP stream. Your application may be refused if you do not demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

Through this dedicated approach, we’re helping to make it easier for businesses to recruit top talent from around the world.

OINP will issue notifications of interest for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream

On August 26, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will issue targeted notifications of interest to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream.

You may apply to the HCP stream if you:

      • receive a notification of interest on August 26, 2020
      • can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible National Occupation Classification (NOC) codes listed below

If you receive a notification of interest, you don’t need to contact the program.

We will post the comprehensive ranking system range of the draw on the Express Entry Notifications of Interest page on August 26, 2020. The OINP will target candidates with work experience in the following NOC codes:

      • 0111 Financial managers
      • 0124 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers
      • 0601 Corporate sales managers
      • 1111 Financial auditors and accountants
      • 1114 Other financial officers
      • 1122 Professional occupations in business management consulting
      • 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
      • 3124 Allied primary health practitioners
      • 3132 Dietitians and nutritionists

Your application may be refused if you don’t demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

August 19, 2020

Update: Employer Job Offer: International Student stream

On August 19, 2020, the OINP’s Employer Job Offer: International Student stream successfully opened, and closed when the internal registration limit of 1250 was met. The stream remains closed and no additional registrations for this stream will be accepted.

Demand for the OINP is high, and Ontario continuously balances intake across its streams. This includes strategically managing application intake to ensure that the program is meeting the needs of employers and filling specific labour market gaps across Ontario.

The OINP will continue to monitor intake of applications across all streams to determine when the Masters Graduate, Employer Job Offer: International Student and Foreign Worker streams will reopen in 2020. Please monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments.

OINP has closed intake to the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream

Please note that the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream has reached the registration intake limit. The stream is now closed and no additional registrations will be accepted until further notice.

OINP now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream.

Due to the significant number of users expected to access the system, you may encounter a high volume message page or be placed in a priority queue. If this occurs, it is not a technical error and you do not need to contact the program.

Once the intake limit has been met, the system will automatically prevent further registrations from being submitted.

You must access the OINP e-Filing Portal directly from the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream page on the OINP website. Please click on the button ‘Submit an application’. Mobile devices, such as cell phones, are not encouraged when accessing the e-Filing system.

Important: OINP is NOT accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and Masters Graduate streams on August 19

The Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream registration link will be active, but for technical and testing purposes only. Any registrations for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream submitted today will be removed by the OINP.

Important: New Employer Form required

To ensure your application is processed in a timely manner, you must submit the most recent version of the Employer Formwhich must be completed and dated no earlier than August 19, 2020.

Although the Employer Form indicates that it must be submitted within six months from the date of signing, it is very important that the information contained in the Employer Form is current.

Including an Employer Form completed and dated prior to August 19, 2020 will result in your application being returned as incomplete. Please note that if you successfully register, you will have 14 days to complete and submit the application. You will be able to use this time to upload an up-to-date Employer Form.

Please also be aware the ‘Regulatory Compliance Information’ section B of the Employer Form has been revised to indicate whether the employer’s business is currently compliant (i.e. has no outstanding orders) under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Carefully have your employer review the information listed in the Employer Form to respond accurately in order to avoid unnecessary delays in processing your application.

If you experience technical difficulties while using the OINP e-Filing Portal, please contact the OINP directly at: ontarionominee@ontario.ca and include:

      • a screenshot showing the time and date stamp
      • details about how the error occurred

August 18, 2020

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled maintenance and testing from Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (EST) until August 19, 2020.

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP directly at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

OINP will accept applications to the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream on August 19

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will accept applications to the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream on August 19, 2020. The stream will open at some point during the OINP’s business hours, which are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Due to the significant number of users expected to access the system, you may encounter a high-volume message or be placed in a priority queue. If this occurs, it is not a technical error and you do not need to contact the program.

Once the intake limit has been met, the system will automatically prevent further registrations from being submitted.

You must access the OINP e-Filing Portal directly from the Employer Job Offer: International Student stream page on the OINP website. Please click on the button ‘Submit an application’. Mobile devices, such as cell phones, are not encouraged when accessing the e-Filing system.

Important: OINP is NOT accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker and Masters Graduate streams on August 19

The Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream registration link will be active, but for technical and testing purposes only. Any registrations for the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream submitted on August 19, 2020 will be removed by the OINP.

Important: New Employer Form required

To ensure your application is processed in a timely manner, you must submit the most recent version of the Employer Form, which must be completed and dated no earlier than August 19, 2020.

Although the Employer Form indicates that it must be submitted within six months from the date of signing, it is very important that the information contained in the Employer Form is current. Including an Employer Form completed and dated prior to August 19, 2020 will result in your application being returned as incomplete. Please note that if you successfully register, you will have 14 days to complete and submit the application. You will be able to use this time to upload an up-to-date Employer Form.

Please also be aware the ‘Regulatory Compliance Information’ section B of the Employer Form has been revised to indicate whether the employer’s business is currently compliant (i.e. has no outstanding orders) under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Carefully have your employer review the information listed in the Employer Form to respond accurately in order to avoid unnecessary delays in processing your application.

If you experience technical difficulties while using the OINP e-Filing Portal, please contact the OINP directly at: ontarionominee@ontario.ca and include:

      • a screenshot showing the time and date stamp
      • details about how the error occurred

July

July 29, 2020

Tech Draw: Notifications of interest issued for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream

On July 29, 2020, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) issued targeted Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to candidates who may qualify for Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities (HCP) Stream and have specific work experience.

You may apply to the HCP Stream if you (i) received a NOI on July 29, 2020; and (ii) can demonstrate that your work experience was in one of the eligible NOC codes listed below. If you received a NOI, you do not need to contact the program.

The OINP targeted candidates with a CRS between 463 and 477, and work experience in the following NOC codes:

0213 Computer and information systems managers
2147 Computer engineers
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmer and interactive media developers
2175 Web designers and developers

To be eligible for nomination, applicants must demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes. Your application may be refused if you do not demonstrate work experience in one of the eligible NOC codes.

Through this dedicated approach, we’re helping to make it easier for businesses in the technology sector to recruit top talent from around the world.

To ensure that this initiative meets the needs of Ontario employers, we engaged with stakeholders across the province through a survey and face-to-face consultations. This helped us choose priority occupations for the targeted technology occupations draws.

For more information on this initiative, please visit the OINP Tech Draw page.

July 23, 2020

Update: Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

On July 21, 2020, the OINP’s Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream successfully opened, and closed when the internal registration limit of 1300 was met. The stream is now closed and no additional registrations for this stream will be accepted.

Demand for the OINP is high, and Ontario continuously balances intake across its streams. This includes strategically managing application intake to ensure that the program is meeting the needs of employers and filling specific labour market gaps across Ontario.

The OINP will continue to monitor intake of applications across all streams to determine when the Masters Graduate, Employer Job Offer: International Student and Foreign Worker streams will reopen in 2020.

Please monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments.

July 21, 2020

OINP has closed intake to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream

Please note that the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream has reached its registration intake limit. The stream is now closed and no additional registrations for this stream will be accepted until further notice.

Please monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments.

OINP now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is now accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream.

Once the intake limit has been met, the system will automatically prevent further registrations from being submitted.

Due to the high volume of users accessing the e-Filing portal at time of opening, you may be placed in a priority queue. This is not a technical error

You must access the OINP e-Filing Portal directly from the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream page on the OINP website. Please click on the button ‘Submit an application’.

Important: New Employer Form required

In light of current economic and employment conditions and to ensure your application is processed in a timely manner, you must submit the most recent version of the Employer Form, which must be completed and dated no earlier than today’s date, July 21st, 2020. Although the Employer Form indicates that it must be submitted within six (6) months from the date of signing, it is very important at this time that the information contained in the Employer Form be current. Including an Employer Form completed and dated prior to today’s date will result in your application being returned as incomplete. Please note that if you successfully register, you will have 14 days to complete and submit the application. You will be able to use this time to upload an up-to-date Employer Form.

Please also be aware that the ‘Regulatory Compliance Information’ section B of the Employer Form has been revised to indicate whether the employer’s business is currently compliant (i.e. has no outstanding orders) under the Ontario Employment Standards Act 2000 and the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Carefully have your employer review the information listed in the Employer Form to respond accurately in order to avoid unnecessary delays in the processing of your application.

If you experience technical difficulties while using the OINP e-Filing Portal, please contact the OINP directly at: ontarionominee@ontario.ca and include a screen shot showing the time and date stamp, and include details about how the error occurred.

July 20, 2020

OINP will be accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) will begin accepting applications to the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream on July 21, 2020.

Note that this is not a Masters Graduate stream opening.

Due to the high volume of users expected to access the e-Filing portal at time of opening, you may be placed in a priority queue. If this occurs it is not a technical error.

Once the intake limit has been met, the system will automatically prevent further registrations from being submitted.

You must access the OINP e-Filing Portal directly from the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream page on the OINP website. Please click on the button ‘Submit an application’. You are discouraged from using a mobile device to access the e-Filing system.

Important: New Employer Form required

In light of current economic and employment conditions and to ensure your application is processed in a timely manner, you must submit the most recent version of the Employer Form, which must be completed and dated no earlier than July 21st, 2020. Although the Employer Form indicates that it must be submitted within six (6) months from the date of signing, it is very important at this time that the information contained in the Employer Form be current. Including an Employer Form completed and dated prior to July 21st, 2020 will result in your application being returned as incomplete. Please note that if you successfully register, you will have 14 days to complete and submit the application. You will be able to use this time to upload an up-to-date Employer Form.

Please also be aware that the ‘Regulatory Compliance Information’ section B of the Employer Form has been revised to indicate whether the employer’s business is currently compliant (i.e. has no outstanding orders) under the Ontario Employment Standards Act 2000 and the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Carefully have your employer review the information listed in the Employer Form to respond accurately in order to avoid unnecessary delays in the processing of your application.

If you experience technical difficulties while using the OINP e-Filing Portal, please contact the OINP directly at: ontarionominee@ontario.ca and include a screen shot showing the time and date stamp, and include details about how the error occurred.

Scheduled maintenance and testing

Please be advised that the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) e-Filing system will undergo scheduled maintenance and testing from Monday, July 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (EST) until July 21, 2020.

During this period, no registrations or applications will be accepted. Clients should not access the system during this time period, and submissions will be withdrawn by the OINP.

Any client whose application deadline is affected by the system maintenance is asked to contact the OINP directly at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

July 9, 2020

Intake to the OINP Regional Immigration Pilot is open

Applications to the OINP Regional Immigration Pilot are now being accepted.

The pilot will allow employers in the pilot communities to leverage the OINP to target skilled labour that is not available locally. The pilot is not intended to overlap with local efforts to employ workers who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents who may have been laid off as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Applicants to the Regional Immigration Pilot must:

      • Have a full-time and permanent job offer from an employer located in one of the pilot communities (Chatham-Kent, Cornwall or Quinte West/Belleville), and
      • Meet the criteria for one of the streams under the OINP’s Employer Job Offer category (criteria can be found on the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program webpage).

To apply for the pilot, applicants must complete an intake form and submit the form by email to regionalimmigration@ontario.ca. To access the intake form please follow the link on the Regional Immigration Pilot webpage.

When submitting the intake form, applicants must complete the form in its entirety as incomplete forms will not be accepted.

Note to applicants: Submission of the Regional Immigration Pilot intake form does not mean you have a completed application for the OINP. If all the information in your completed form is confirmed as accurate, you will receive further notification on how to submit an application to the OINP Employer Job Offer category.

For additional information about the pilot, please visit the Regional Immigration Pilot webpage.

For general inquiries about the Regional Immigration Pilot, please email us at ontarionominee@ontario.ca.

July 2, 2020

Regulatory amendments affecting the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream

Please be advised that the regulations made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 have been amended. The In-Demand Skills Stream is currently closed but will re-open on July 6, 2020. At that time, new applications under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream (in-demand skills category under the regulations) will be processed based on selection criteria set out in Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) as amended and posted on Ontario’s e-Laws website on July 1, 2020.

The amendments to the selection criteria for the Employer Job Offer:  In-Demand Skills Stream were designed to enhance responsiveness to program priorities and regional employer needs.

The amendments:

      • expand Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream eligible occupations by adding 13 new manufacturing related National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes for employment positions located outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) only (i.e. work or report to work outside the GTA). The Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream supports employers facing labour shortages in specific in-demand occupations, such as agriculture, construction and other low-to-semi-skilled NOC C or D occupationsThe additional 13 NOCs are:
        • 9411 – Machine operators, mineral and metal processing
        • 9416 – Metalworking and forging machine operators
        • 9417 – Machining tool operators
        • 9418 – Other metal products machine operators
        • 9421 – Chemical plant machine operators
        • 9422 – Plastics processing machine operators
        • 9437 – Woodworking machine operators
        • 9446 – Industrial sewing machine operators
        • 9461 – Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing
        • 9523 – Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
        • 9526 – Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
        • 9536 – Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
        • 9537 – Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors
      • remove the settlement funds requirement for In-Demand Skills Stream applicants

Program materials and relevant webpages have been updated to reflect the amendments. Carefully review the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream webpage to ensure you meet all stream criteria prior to submitting an application.

We encourage you to review the amended regulations on Ontario’s e-Laws website:

Please continue to monitor this page for news, announcements and program developments.

New employer webpage for Ontario employers and removal of application guides

The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is pleased to announce a new webpage dedicated to Ontario employers.

Employers that have acute labour shortages may need to access global talent in order to maintain or grow their business. The OINP provides employers with opportunities to apply for the approval of employment positions that can’t be filled locally.

The new webpage provides an overview of OINP Employer Job Offer streams, explains eligibility criteria and how employers can apply, and outlines conditions of approvals.

Please consult the employer webpage for more information.

Removal of application guides

To ensure consistency and accuracy of program information, we are removing application guides from our website for most of our streams. To date, the Employer’s guide and the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream guide have been removed from our website. Note that all content from the application guides has been added to each stream webpage, and the document checklist page has also been updated.

The removal of the application guides ensures all information is centrally located and easily accessible for applicants and stakeholders.

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September

September 9, 2020

Service Outage Notice – September 13, 2020:
The BCPNP Online application system will not be available on Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 6:00am (PT) to 9:00am (PT) due to server maintenance.

Service will be restored by 9:00am (PT) on September 13. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


September 8, 2020

Skills Immigration & Express Entry BC Invitations Issued

The BC PNP has issued invitations to apply to qualified registrants with job offers in the 29 key technology occupations of the BC PNP Tech Pilot. Please refer to the Invitations to Apply page for a full breakdown of minimum scores and total invitations issued.

For more information on the invitation and application process, please refer to the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide.


September 1, 2020

Skills Immigration, Express Entry BC and Entrepreneur Immigration Invitations Issued

The BC PNP has issued invitations to apply to qualified registrants in Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories, and to Entrepreneur Immigration Base and Regional Pilot registrants. Please refer to the Invitations to Apply page for a full breakdown of minimum scores and total invitations issued.

For more information on the invitation and application process, please refer to the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide and to the Entrepreneur Immigration Program Guides. 


August

August 31, 2020

BC PNP Continues to Exclude 31 Occupations from Invitations to Apply

On March 30, 2020, the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) temporarily suspended issuing invitations to apply (ITA) for individuals in 31 tourism, hospitality, retail and personal services occupations. This temporary measure is in response to widespread unemployment in these sectors resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We anticipate that these occupations will be excluded from ITAs for the remainder of 2020. We continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the B.C. labour market with each BC PNP draw and will review sooner if warranted by economic circumstances.

The BC PNP is intended to address gaps in the labour market. We will not nominate any BC PNP applicants if it adversely impacts employment opportunities for British Columbians. We will however, continue to focus nominations on occupations that have labour shortages despite COVID-19.

The 2019 B.C. Labour Market Outlook suggests that there is a long-term need for workers in tourism, hospitality and retail industries. At the same time, employment in these sectors is projected to drop 70 percent in 2020, which means there is currently sufficient domestic labour supply as B.C. continues with its recovery plan.

The occupations excluded from invitations to apply are, by National Occupational Classification (NOC) code:

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 and 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
6722 – Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport
6731 – Light duty cleaners

Information about extending a work permit is available on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website.


August 25, 2020

Skills Immigration & Express Entry BC Invitations Issued

The BC PNP has issued invitations to apply to qualified registrants with job offers in the 29 key technology occupations of the BC PNP Tech Pilot. Please refer to the Invitations to Apply page for a full breakdown of minimum scores and total invitations issued.

For more information on the invitation and application process, please refer to the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide.


August 18, 2020

Skills Immigration & Express Entry BC Invitations Issued

The BC PNP has issued invitations to apply to qualified registrants in Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories. Please refer to the Invitations to Apply page for a full breakdown of minimum scores and total invitations issued.

For more information on the invitation and application process, please refer to the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide


August 11, 2020

Skills Immigration & Express Entry BC Invitations Issued

The BC PNP has issued invitations to apply to qualified registrants with job offers in the 29 key technology occupations of the BC PNP Tech Pilot. Please refer to the Invitations to Apply page for a full breakdown of minimum scores and total invitations issued.

For more information on the invitation and application process, please refer to the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide


August 7, 2020

Skills Immigration & Express Entry BC Invitations Issued

The BC PNP has issued invitations to apply to qualified registrants in Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC categories. Please refer to the Invitations to Apply page for a full breakdown of minimum scores and total invitations issued.

For more information on the invitation and application process, please refer to the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide


August 6, 2020

Changes to BC PNP Fees

Effective August 6, 2020, the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has increased the fees for Skills Immigration (SI) applications and requests for review submissions.

The new fee for the Skills Immigration application is $1,150 (increased from $700), and the new fee for a request for review is $500 (from $200). Please visit the fees page for a breakdown of the BC PNP fees.

The BC PNP operates on a cost-recovery model, which means that the program’s operations are paid for by the users of the program rather than by taxpayers. The fee increases will allow the BC PNP to continue to efficiently serve applicants and provide assistance until they receive their permanent residence.

The increased fees will also allow continued program improvements including maintaining or reducing processing times, improving program efficiency, enhancing program integrity and expanding outreach to applicants.

The BC PNP fees are comparable to immigration programs in other provinces. For example, Ontario charges an application fee of $2,000 in the Greater Toronto Area and $1,500 in the rest of the province.

The BC PNP offers a dedicated immigration pathway for international workers and foreign entrepreneurs to apply for permanent residence for themselves and their dependents. It is B.C.’s only direct immigration tool to help our economy grow by attracting skilled and semi-skilled workers in high-demand occupations and international entrepreneurs to establish businesses, including to regions limited by tight labour markets.

The program has experienced significant growth over the last decade. Since 2009, B.C.’s annual PNP allocation from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has more than doubled from 3,000 nominations to 6,750 in 2019.

The program also assists nominees with immigration and employment-related requests while they await permanent residence, and these requests have increased by 50% in recent years. There are currently more than 9,500 nominees in B.C. waiting to become permanent residents.


July

July 28, 2020

Skills Immigration, Express Entry BC, and Entrepreneur Immigration Invitations Issued

The BC PNP has issued invitations to apply to qualified registrants with job offers in the 29 key technology occupations of the BC PNP Tech Pilot, and to Entrepreneur Immigration Base and Regional Pilot registrants. Please refer to the Invitations to Apply page for a full breakdown of minimum scores and total invitations issued.

For more information on the invitation and application process, please refer to the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide and to the Entrepreneur Immigration Program Guide. 


July 23, 2020

BCPNP Online User Feedback Participation

Have you submitted a BCPNP registration or application within the past three months? If so, we are interested in speaking with you about your online experience.

The BC PNP wants to improve the online registration and application experience. We’d like to spend about 30 minutes speaking with you to better understand your needs and challenges.

If you’re interested in being contacted to provide feedback, please fill out the BC PNP Online User Feedback participation form by August 31, 2020.

We will be qualifying participants. Please note, only those selected to participate in the research will be contacted.


July 22, 2020

Service Outage Notices – July 26 and August 6*, 2020
The BCPNP Online application system may experience intermittent outages on Sunday July 26, 2020 from 6:00am (PT) to 9:00am (PT) due to server maintenance.

The BCPNP Online application system will not be available on Thursday, August 6*, 2020 from 8:00am (PT) to 12:00noon (PT) due to server maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

*July 28, 2020: This date was previously noted as July 31, 2020. 


July 21, 2020

Skills Immigration & Express Entry BC Invitations Issued

The BC PNP has issued invitations to apply to qualified registrants with job offers in the 29 key technology occupations of the BC PNP Tech Pilot. Please refer to the Invitations to Apply page for a full breakdown of minimum scores and total invitations issued.

For more information on the invitation and application process, please refer to the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide