First BC PNP draw of December invites 193 candidates

First BC PNP draw of December invites 193 candidates

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 07 Dec, 2022 | 05:36 AM]
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The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued a total of 193 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates in a new draw conducted on December 6, 2022.

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The December 6th, draw issued invitations across two categories: Tech and Targeted.

CATEGORY 1: Tech Draw

A total of 144 candidates across a Tech Draw – with ITAs being issued to Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including the EEBC option) with a minimum score of 95.

CATEGORY 2: Targeted Draw

A total of 49 candidates across a Targeted Draw for Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including the EEBC option).

Out of the total ITAs issued, 32 were from Childcare: Early Childhood Educators & Assistants (NOC 42202), 12 were from Healthcare, and 5 were from Healthcare: Healthcare Assistants (NOC 33102), and Other Priority Occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104). The minimum CRS 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.

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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