British Columbia will review a decision to exclude tourism and hospitality occupations from BCPNP


On January 20, 2021, the government of British Columbia announced that the BC PNP is going to review its decision to exclude 31 occupations in tourism, hospitality, retail and other personal services from participation in the BC PNP draws. This decision was implemented on March 30, 2020, amidst the pandemic of COVID-19 which hit several sectors in the province and increased unemployment in these sectors. Due to many public inquiries, the government will review this decision and publish the new information once it is available.