British Columbia PNP conducts third draw of the month

British Columbia PNP conducts third draw of the month

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[Published 17 Apr, 2024 | 04:50 AM]
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British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has conducted a new draw. This was the third invitation round conducted by the province in April.

The BC PNP latest draw was held on April 16, 2024. A total of 84 candidates with work experience in in-demand occupations in British Columbia were invited. The minimum score required to receive an invitation was 80.

BC PNP Latest Draw - Results

Candidates invited in this BC PNP draw will now have 30 days to submit a complete application for permanent residency to the British Columbia PNP. On the other hand, candidates who did not get invited will remain in the pool of candidates. They can expect to receive an invitation in the next BC PNP draw. BC PNP draws are held every week - usually on a Wednesday.

The next BC PNP draw is expected to be conducted on April 24, 2024.

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Immigrating to BC in 2024

In 2023, British Columbia invited over 10,000 candidates across Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur Immigration draws. The province conducted 4-5 draws every month - and the same trend is expected to be followed in 2024 as well.

The BC PNP has two main categories:

Skilled Immigration: Skilled Worker, Health Authority, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (ELSS), International Graduate, and International Post-Graduate.

Entrepreneur Immigration: Base stream and Regional Pilot.

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 labour market needs in B.C. or support government pilot projects and initiatives

Invitations are based on the information candidates provide in their registrations. Candidates with the highest scores in BC’s points grid, aka BC PNP points calculator - and issued an invitation to apply for Canada PR. The draw type, stream, minimum score, and number of invitations are not published beforehand.

If you are nominated under any of the two components, you and your family can apply for Canada PR visa to the IRCC. Currently, 80% of applications under the BC PNP are processed within 12-15 months.

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