British Columbia PNP invites 244 candidates in a new draw

British Columbia PNP invites 244 candidates in a new draw

Alisha Khan Alisha Khan
[Published 05 Oct, 2022 | 08:10 AM]
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On October 4th, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued a total of 244 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates in a new draw.

The October 4th draw issued invitations across three categories: 

CATEGORY 1: Skills Immigration - General Draw

A total of 184 ITAs across – 

  • Skilled Workers (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 120. 
  • International Graduates (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 105. 
  • Entry-level and Semi-skilled with a minimum score of 82. 

CATEGORY 2: Skills Immigration - Targeted Draw

A total of 55 ITAs across – 

  • 32 Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including EEBC option) in Childcare: Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 4214) with a minimum score of 60. 
  • 13 Skilled Workers, International Graduates, and Entry-level & Semi-skilled (including EEBC option) in Healthcare with a minimum score of 60.
  • 5 Entry-level and Semi-skilled in Healthcare: Healthcare Assistants (NOC 3413) with a minimum score of 60.
  • 5 Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including EEBC option) in Other Priority Occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213) with a minimum score of 60. 

CATEGORY 3: Entrepreneur Immigration 

  • A total of 5 candidates across BC PNP’s Entrepreneur Immigration – Base stream. The minimum score required was 116.

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How does the BC PNP work?

British Columbia plays a pivotal role in helping support & sustain the Canadian economy. It’s Provincial Nominee Program – BC PNP, is one of the most sought-after Canada Immigration pathways for aspiring candidates from across the world. 

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a point-based system designed to provide a direct pathway for immigrants seeking to study, work, invest, and settle in British Columbia. 

The BC PNP currently manages two broad categories: 

  • British Columbia Skills Immigration 
  • British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration 

Candidates are ranked & evaluated based on the points achieved under the BC PNP points calculator. Points are assigned based on factors such as Age, Education, Work Experience, Language Proficiency, Adaptability, and Spousal Sponsorship. 

Candidates with the highest scores are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to the BC PNP. 

BC PNP draws are usually conducted on a weekly basis. The size, frequency, and cut-off scores of the next BC PNP draw are determined by the province’s application backlog and inventory at that time. The BC PNP does not post the dates beforehand.



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