Great news for candidates awaiting provincial nomination from British Columbia. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), has conducted its fifth Skills Immigration draw of October!
These back-to-back draws mark another significant step by British Columbia in attracting foreign workers and graduates to contribute to the province’s diverse and thriving labor market.
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The BC PNP latest draw held on October 31, 2023, saw ITAs being issued to 208 candidates under the Semi-Skilled, Skilled Worker, and International Graduate Streams. Invited candidates required a minimum score of 60 to be eligible for this invitation round.
Date: October 31, 2023
|Stream||Minimum Score Required||Number of invitations issued|
|Skilled Worker||111||133 - General draw (includes tech occupations)|
|Skilled Worker - EEBC option||111|
|International Graduate - EEBC option||113|
|Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||91|
|Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)||60||48 - Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)|
|22 - Healthcare|
|<5 - Other priority occupations (NOCs 31003, 32104)|
Targeted invitations to apply to the Skills Immigration streams may be based on one or more of the following factors:
BC PNP invited a total of 903 candidates for a provincial nomination across the five draws conducted throughout October. Entry-level & Semi-skilled Workers, Skilled Workers, and International Graduates were targeted in these draws.
|Date||No. of ITAs||Score Range||Draw Type|
|October 24||162||60-90||Tech, Childcare, Healthcare, and Other Priority Occupations|
|October 17||157||60-113||General, Childcare, Healthcare, and Other Priority Occupations|
|October 11||185||60-90||Tech, Childcare, Healthcare, and Other Priority Occupations|
|October 04||191||60-113||General, Childcare, Healthcare, and Other Priority Occupations|
The consecutive draws serve as a testament to British Columbia’s commitment to prioritize the selection of Skilled Workers and International Graduates with the necessary skills, qualifications, and potential to succeed in the province’s dynamic economy. With the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program conducting back-to-back record-breaking invitation rounds in 2023 - now is indeed the best time to apply for a nomination.
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