BC PNP invites 356 immigrants in latest regional draw

BC PNP invites 356 immigrants in latest regional draw

Alisha Khan Alisha Khan
[Published 23 Sep, 2022 | 06:05 AM]
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On September 21, 2022, British Columbia, Canada, announced the results of the most recent draw. 356 new skilled worker applicants were asked to submit an application for a provincial nomination in the weekly invitations that the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) sent out.

A total of 341 candidates were picked from the Skilled Worker for regional draw (including Tech occupations) with the following minimum score points:

  • Skilled Worker category with a minimum score of 91.
  • Skilled Worker EEBC option with a minimum score of 91.
  • International Graduate category with a minimum score of 86. 
  • International Graduate EEBC option with a minimum score of 86.
  • Entry level and Semi-Skilled category with a minimum score of 70. 

11 invitations were issued to Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) with a minimum score of 60.

Less than 5 invitations went to Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 60, targeting Healthcare category.

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Overview of BC PNP Skilled Immigration

BC PNP Skills Immigration is divided into the following sub streams of immigration categories:

Skilled Worker Category 

Those who have been given a qualified employment offer in a skilled occupation fall under this group. In their skilled occupation, workers are required to have several years of experience.

Healthcare Professional Category 

People who have experience and suitable work offers as doctors, nurses, psychiatric nurses, or other allied health professionals may apply under this category. There must be a job offer that qualifies for one of the 11 health occupations.

International Graduate Category 

Those who graduated from an eligible Canadian university or institution in the previous three years fall under this group. To qualify for this sub-category, a job offer from a BC employer is required.

International Post-Graduate Category

Graduates holding Masters or Doctoral degrees in the natural, applied, or health sciences from a British Columbia institution of higher learning are eligible for this category. To apply for this subcategory, no employment offer is necessary.

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category 

Workers in specific entry-level or semi-skilled positions in long-haul transportation, food processing, tourism/hospitality, or entry-level or semi-skilled positions who live and work in British Columbia's Northeast Development Region may qualify for immigration under this program.

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For the processing of Skilled Workers category, the processing fee is $1,150 and an additional cost of CAD $500 is applied for request for review. The processing time for this stream of immigration is 2-3 months. 

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