British Columbia issues another 145 ITAs in a new draw!

British Columbia issues another 145 ITAs in a new draw!

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 24 May, 2023 | 04:41 AM]
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On May 23, 2023, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted a new Skills Immigration draw. A total of 145 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates present in the BC PNP pool. This was the fourth Skills Immigration draw conducted by British Columbia in May.

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

Here are the details of the latest BC PNP draw conducted on May 23, 2023.

Who was invited?

Category 1: Targeted Draw (including Tech occupations)

  • Total number of invitations: 103
  • Streams invited: Skilled Workers & International Graduates (including EEBC option) and Entry-Level & Semi-Skilled
  • Minimum score: 90

Category 2: Targeted Draw (Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202))

  • Total number of invitations: 20
  • Streams invited: Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including EEBC option)
  • Minimum score: 60

Category 3: Targeted Draw (Healthcare)

  • Total number of invitations: 17
  • Streams invited: Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including EEBC option)
  • Minimum score: 60

Category 4: Targeted Draw (Other Priority Occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104))

  • Total number of invitations: 5.
  • Streams invited: Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including EEBC option)
  • Minimum score: 60

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Best options to immigrate to British Columbia as a Skilled Worker

There are several options available to immigrate to British Columbia as a skilled worker:

  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP): The BC PNP offers various streams tailored to skilled workers, such as the Skills Immigration stream, which targets individuals with job offers in high-demand occupations in the province. There are also specific streams for international graduates, international post-graduates, and entry-level or semi-skilled workers.
  • Express Entry BC: British Columbia participates in the federal Express Entry system. By creating an Express Entry profile and indicating an interest in British Columbia, you may receive a nomination through the Express Entry BC stream. This significantly enhances your chances of obtaining permanent residence.
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP): Under the federal government's immigration programs, the FSWP allows skilled workers to apply for permanent residence based on their education, work experience, language proficiency, and other factors. If you meet the eligibility criteria and have the required points, you can apply for the FSWP and choose British Columbia as your intended destination.
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP): While not specific to British Columbia, the AIPP targets skilled workers willing to settle in one of the Atlantic Provinces, including Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. If you secure a job offer from an employer in British Columbia, they may participate in the program and support your immigration process.

These are just a few pathways available for skilled workers to immigrate to British Columbia. It's important to carefully review the eligibility criteria, application processes, and any updates from the respective programs to determine the best option for your specific circumstances. Consulting official government websites and seeking professional guidance from immigration consultants can provide further clarity and assistance throughout the immigration process.


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