British Columbia PNP conducts a new Skills Immigration draw

British Columbia PNP conducts a new Skills Immigration draw

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 18 Jan, 2023 | 04:16 AM]
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The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted another draw this month on January 17th. This new BC PNP draw issued a total of 192 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Skills Immigration candidates.

The January 17th draw issued invitations across two categories: General and Targeted.

CATEGORY 1: General Draw

A total of 154 candidates across a General Draw – with ITAs being issued to Skilled Workers (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 105, International Graduates (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 105, and Entry-level & Semi-skilled with a minimum score of 82.

CATEGORY 2: Targeted Draw

A total of 38 candidates across a Targeted Draw for Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including the EEBC option). Out of the total ITAs issued, 18 were from Childcare: Early Childhood Educators & Assistants (NOC 42202), 15 were from Healthcare, and 5 were from Other Priority Occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104). The minimum score required was 60. 

Who was invited?

Targeted invitations to apply to the Skills Immigration streams may be based on one or more of the following factors:

  • Education – level, and field of education and where it was completed.
  • Eligible professional designations in B.C.
  • Language skills.
  • Occupation.
  • Duration and skill level of work experience.
  • Wage and/or skill level of job offer.
  • Intent to live, work and settle in a specific region.
  • Strategic priorities – factors that address specific labor market needs in B.C. or support government pilot projects and initiatives.

BC PNP issues ITAs to eligible candidates on a monthly 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.

Who is eligible to apply under BC PNP’s Skills Immigration stream?

To be eligible for the BC PNP Skills Immigration stream, you must:

  • Have accepted a full-time, indeterminate job offer (the job offer must not be temporary or have a defined end date) from a B.C. employer. The job must be in a skilled occupation (NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3).
  • Be qualified to perform the duties of the job.
  • Have a minimum of two years of full-time (or full-time equivalent) work experience in any skilled occupation (NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3).
  • Show you can support yourself and your dependents.
  • Have, or be eligible for, legal immigration status in Canada.
  • For NOC TEER 2 or 3 occupations, meet minimum language requirements.
  • Have a wage offer in line with B.C. wage rates for the occupation.

British Columbia’s Skills Immigration stream is one of the many immigration streams operated by the province of British Columbia. Managed under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), this stream targets skilled workers and international graduates with the skills and/or the academic & employment experience required to contribute to BC’s economy – who may be eligible for nomination to apply for Canada PR.


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