BC PNP 2019 Stats: Regional Distribution

Regional Distribution 2019

The 2019 BC PNP statistics show that Metro Vancouver continues to be the top region where newcomers intend to reside. The tables below show the Regional Distribution. The data is separated by Skills Immigration (SI) and Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) categories.

SI Nominees – Regional District*

Regional District 2019 2018 2017 2016
Metro Vancouver 75% 73% 73% 69%
Capital 4% 4% 4% 4%
Squamish-Lillooet 4% 4% 4% 3%
Fraser Valley 4% 4% 3% 4%
Central Okanagan 2% 2% 2% 3%
Other Regional Districts 12% 13% 14% 17%
Total SI Nominations 6,527 6,439 5,931 5,921

* Excludes those with undeclared intended residential addresses

EI Nominees – Regional District

Regional District 2019> 2018 2017 2016
Metro Vancouver 27% 15% 17% 31%
Fraser Valley 15% 7% 10% 5%
Capital 10% 31% 30% 18%
Nanaimo 8% 7% 4% 10%
Thompson-Nicola 6% 7% 7% 2%
Comox Valley 2% 8% 7% 0%
Other Regions 31% 26% 23% 34%
Total SI Nominations 48 61 69 83

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