BC PNP lifted Suspension of 31 Occupations

Temporary suspensions for 31 occupations lifted

Effective February 16, 2021 the BC PNP resumed issuing invitations to apply (ITA) to the 31 occupations previously excluded from receiving invitations.

To balance the need across all sectors of the provincial labour market, a separate draw has been conducted for Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers (NOC 0621) and Restaurant and Food Service Managers (NOC 0631)    as both occupations have a high number of registrants within the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System.

Those who receive an ITA must demonstrate that they have met, and continue to meet, all program and category requirements at the time of registration and application.

We will continue to monitor and adjust the program requirements as needed, ensuring that we do not lose sight of our long-term objectives and the role immigration plays to support quality economic growth throughout B.C.

For more information on the invitation and application process,

please refer to the Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Program Guide.