New BC PNP Skills Immigration draw issues high ITAs!

New BC PNP Skills Immigration draw issues high ITAs!

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 23 Feb, 2023 | 05:50 AM]
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British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted a new invitation round on February 22nd. This latest BC PNP draw issued a total of 246 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates from the Skills Immigration stream.

The February 22nd BC PNP draw issued invitations across a single category: General and Targeted.

CATEGORY 1: General Draw

A total of 203 candidates across a General Draw (including Tech occupations) – with ITAs being issued to Skilled Workers & International Graduates (including EEBC option) with a minimum score of 103, and Entry-Level & Semi-Skilled with a minimum score of 85.

CATEGORY 2: Targeted Draw

A total of 43 candidates across a Targeted Draw for Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including the EEBC option). Out of the total ITAs issued, 18 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 60.

Increasing your chances of receiving an ITA

For starters, try securing a job offer from an employer in British Columbia. Having arranged employment can significantly boost your score. There are sure to be plenty of job opportunities in British Columbia with Canada’s goal of welcoming around 1.8 million foreign nationals into the country by 2025.

If this doesn’t work, retake the TEFaQ/IELTS and try achieving a higher score on your language proficiency test.

Have a spouse? Bring them along. Accompanying a spouse to immigrate to British Columbia with you can grant you extra points in the BC PNP points calculator under Spousal Sponsorship.

If you are a graduate of a Canadian university or have held full-time work experience in Canada – you will automatically be offered extra points. You can complete another degree or get additional credentials to boost your final score. Also, if you remain in employment, your points will keep on updating every time you reach a level of work experience.

Immigrating to British Columbia in 2023

With better job opportunities, a higher pay scale, and stronger networking – British Columbia is the best place to work and settle in. The minimal immigration requirement, low scores in the BC PNP points calculator, and quick processing times – are some of the other key factors behind the increasing number of immigrants wanting to work and settle in the province of British Columbia.

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