CRS drops as British Columbia PNP draw issues 227 ITAs

CRS drops as British Columbia PNP draw issues 227 ITAs

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 15 Dec, 2022 | 05:50 AM]
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On December 13th, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted back-to-back invitation rounds across two of its streams: Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur Immigration.

Skills Immigration Invitations

The BC PNP issued a total of 217 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates in a latest BC PNP draw. The December 13th draw issued invitations across two categories:

  • CATEGORY 1

A total of 180 candidates across a General Draw – with ITAs being issued to Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including the EEBC option) - with a minimum score of 104, along with Entry-level & Semi-skilled with a minimum score of 80.

  • CATEGORY 2

A total of 37 candidates across a Targeted Draw for Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including the EEBC option).

Out of the total ITAs issued, 19 were from Childcare: Early Childhood Educators & Assistants (NOC 42202), 13 were from Healthcare, and 5 were from Healthcare: Healthcare Assistants (NOC 33102), and Other Priority Occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104).

The minimum score required was 60.

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Entrepreneur Immigration Invitations

The BC PNP also conducted a new draw under its Entrepreneur Immigration stream. The December 13th draw issued a total of 10 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates across two categories:

  • CATEGORY 1

 A total of 5 candidates from an Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot with a minimum score of 134.

  • CATEGORY 2

A total of 5 candidates from an Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category with a minimum score of 116.

Note for immigrants: There will be no BC PNP invitations issued for the week of December 26, 2022. The final ITAs for 2022 will be issued in the week of December 19. Invitations for BC PNP will resume in January 2023.

How does the BC PNP work?

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) plays a pivotal role in helping support & sustain the province’s economy.

There are two streams that are currently being managed by the BC PNP:

  • 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.


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