CRS drops in the latest BC PNP Skills Immigration draw!

CRS drops in the latest BC PNP Skills Immigration draw!

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[Published 15 Feb, 2023 | 11:12 AM]
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The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted a new invitation round on February 14th. This new BC PNP draw issued a total of 237 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates from the Skills Immigration stream. 

The February 14th BC PNP draw issued invitations across a single category: Tech and Targeted. 

CATEGORY 1: Tech Draw

A total of 183 candidates across a Targeted Draw: Tech – with ITAs being issued to Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 83. 

CATEGORY 2: Targeted Draw

A total of 54 candidates across a Targeted Draw for Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including the EEBC option). Out of the total ITAs issued, 29 were from Childcare: Early Childhood Educators & Assistants (NOC 42202), 20 were from Healthcare, and 5 were from Other Priority Occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104). The minimum score required was 55. 

Take note! Information provided by candidates in the registration is used to rank, select, and invite candidates who are more likely to meet the labor market shortages in British Columbia. ITAs issued may be targeted to support the province’s government priorities, including specific business sectors, encouraging regional immigration, and facilitating strategic pilot projects.

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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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