The province of British Columbia issued 506 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on March 16.
Candidates from the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) were issued an invitation.
There were a separate draw specifically for retail and wholesale trade managers (NOC 0621) and restaurant and food service managers (NOC 0631). A total of 78 invitations went to people working in these occupations, and the minimum provincial score requirement was 114.
The remaining 428 candidates who were invited had scores between 81 and 96.
Since the beginning of this year B.C. has invited 2,432 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates so far.