British Columbia Issued 3,100 ITAs to Express Entry Candidates in 2018 -3rd August, 2019

British Columbia Issued 3,100 ITAs to Express Entry Candidates in 2018
British Columbia’s Express Entry associated immigration categories announced 3,100 nominations for Canada PR in 2018, the latest report from the government of the province reveals.

Approximately 2,000 of those nominations given to applicants in the Skilled Worker Category of Express Entry BC and other 936 given to global graduates of qualified post-secondary institutes in British Columbia by the category of Express Entry BC International Graduate.

The 3,100 nominations announced to Express Entry applicants by EEBC categories in the previous year was a raise of 750 nominations over 2017 and estimated for 48% of all nominations announced by the British Columbia PNP last year.

The Canadian Government has a processing standard of 6 months for appeals for Canada PR submitted by the Federal Express Entry system.

The British Columbia PNP’s Express Entry BC Stream has 4 immigration categories that are associated with the Express Entry system:

  • EEBC: International Graduate
  • EEBC: Skilled Worker
  • EEBC: Healthcare Professional
  • EEBC: International Post-Graduate

To be counted for a nomination by the EEBC International Graduate and Skilled Worker categories, Express Entry applicants must enroll through the BCPNP’s Skills Immigration Registration System.

The 1,987 nominations announced by the Express Entry BC: Skilled Worker Category was a raise of 806 over teh year 2017 and 1,188 over the year 2016.

Nominations also rose through the Express Entry BC: Healthcare Professional and International Post-Graduate categories, but decreased by the Express Entry BC: Category International Graduate.

Express Entry BC Issued Nominations Details





EEBC: Skilled Worker




EEBC: International Graduate




EEBC: International Post-Graduate




EEBC: Healthcare Professional




 Best Source Nations

Immigration applicants with citizenship from India dominated Skills Immigration nominations announced in the year 2018, by their proportion decreased from 32% in 2017 to 29% in the year 2018.

Chinese Citizens came next with 15%, a drop of 6% from 2017. The nominations proportion that went to citizens from South Korea, Brazil, the United States, and the United Kingdom all experienced small improvements in 2018.

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