On September 27, 2022, British Columbia, Canada, announced the results of the most recent draw. The weekly batch of invitations from the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) was sent out and inviting 266 new skilled worker candidates with a provincial application.
With a minimum score of 100, 215 candidates were chosen from the Skilled Worker targeting Tech category (Tech Draw).
With a minimum score of 60, 28 invitations were sent out to Childcare: Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 4214).
With a minimum score of 60 and focusing on the healthcare sector, 15 invitations were sent to skilled workers, international graduates, entry-level employees, and semi-skilled workers (including the EEBC option).
The Skilled Worker, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled categories targeted Healthcare assistants with NOC 3413 and invited less than 5 immigrant applications with a minimum score of 60.
Targeting other priority occupations with NOCs 3114 and 3213, less than 5 invites were extended from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled (including EEBC option) categories.
British Columbia PNP Check Eligibility
The British Columbia Skilled Worker stream has a system in place for expressions of interest (EOI). If candidates meet the qualifications for the basic stream, they can build a profile using the BC's online immigration portal. Candidates must indicate on this BC profile whether they want to apply through Express Entry or the regular Skills Immigration route. After the profile has been uploaded, candidates will be ranked and compared using the BC Skills Immigration Ranking System. The top applicants will be encouraged to apply when the stream has one of its regular intakes.
Candidates must submit a thorough and final application of the program within 30 days of receiving the invitation to apply. The application fee for the BC Skilled Worker stream is $1150 CAD per candidate. If the application is approved, BC will provide a provincial nomination for permanent residence to the applicant. Candidates may also request a letter of support for a temporary work visa in order to begin working in Canada while their application for permanent residency is being processed.
If the candidate indicated on their BC profile that they were using the traditional Skills Immigration method to apply to the BC Skilled Worker stream, they had six months to submit a formal application for permanent residence. You must fill out a paper application and mail it to the authorised application centre. Paper-based applications for permanent residence are usually processed in 18 months.
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