British Columbia conducts new PNP draw with higher ITAs!

British Columbia conducts new PNP draw with higher ITAs!

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 22 Mar, 2023 | 05:16 AM]
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The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted a new Skills Immigration draw this month on March 21st. This new BC PNP draw issued a total of 258 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Skilled Workers and International Graduates present in the pool.

BC PNP High Demand Occupation List 2023

The March 21st draw issued invitations across two categories: General and Targeted.

CATEGORY 1: General Draw

A total of 202 candidates across a General Draw (including Tech occupations) with ITAs being issued to -

  • Skilled Workers (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 101
  • International Graduates (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 106
  • Entry-Level & Semi-Skilled with a minimum score of 85

CATEGORY 2: Targeted Draw

A total of 56 candidates across a Targeted Draw with ITAs being issued to –

  • 34 Skilled Workers & International Graduates (including EEBC option) from Childcare: Early Childhood Educators & Assistants (NOC 42202) - with a minimum score of 60
  • 17 Skilled Workers & International Graduates (including EEBC option) from Healthcare - with a minimum score of 60
  • 5 Skilled Workers & International Graduates (including EEBC option) from Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104) - with a minimum score of 60

BC PNP issues ITAs to eligible candidates on a weekly basis, with some exceptions. The frequency, size, and date of the British Columbia PNP next draw prediction – are determined by the needs of the BC PNP application inventory.

How to apply for a BC PNP nomination?

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a program that allows the government of British Columbia to nominate individuals for permanent residence in Canada who are able to contribute to the province's economic growth.

Here are the steps to apply for BC PNP:

Check your eligibility: Review the BC PNP categories and see if you meet the eligibility criteria for any of them. The categories include:

  • Skills Immigration
  • Entrepreneur Immigration
  • Express Entry BC
  • Tech Pilot

Create an online profile: If you are eligible, create an online profile through the BC PNP Online registration system. You will be asked to provide information about your work experience, education, language skills, and other relevant details.

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI): If your profile is accepted, you will be given a score based on your qualifications, and you will be placed in a pool of candidates. Your EOI will be valid for one year, during which you may be invited to apply for BC PNP.

Receive an invitation to apply: If you are invited to apply, you will receive a notification through your BC PNP Online account. You will have 30 days to submit a complete application.

Submit a complete application: If you receive an invitation to apply, you must submit a complete application within the given time frame. The application will include supporting documents such as a job offer, proof of work experience, education certificates, language proficiency test results, and other relevant documents.

Wait for a decision: After you submit your application, you will need to wait for a decision from the BC PNP. If your application is successful, you will receive a nomination certificate, which will allow you to apply for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

It is important to note that the BC PNP has specific requirements and criteria for each category, and the process can be complex. It is recommended that you seek the advice of a qualified immigration consultant or lawyer to help you navigate the process.

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