Latest BC PNP draw issues 196 Invitations to Apply for PR!

Latest BC PNP draw issues 196 Invitations to Apply for PR!

On May 30, 2023, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted a new Skills Immigration draw. This latest draw issued a total of 196 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates present in the BC PNP pool. This was the fifth Skills Immigration draw conducted by British Columbia in May. 

BC PNP issues ITAs to eligible candidates on a weekly basis, with some exceptions. The frequency, size, and date of the next BC PNP draw - are determined by the needs of the BC PNP application inventory. 

Here are the details of the latest BC PNP draw conducted on May 30, 2023.

Who was invited?

Category 1: General Draw (including Tech occupations)

  • Total number of invitations: 151
  • Streams invited: Skilled Workers & International Graduates (including EEBC option) and Entry-Level & Semi-Skilled
  • Minimum score: 85-107

Category 2: Targeted Draw (Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202))

  • Total number of invitations: 26
  • Streams invited: Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including EEBC option)
  • Minimum score: 60

Category 3: Targeted Draw (Healthcare)

  • Total number of invitations: 14
  • Streams invited: Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including EEBC option)
  • Minimum score: 60

Category 4: Targeted Draw (Other Priority Occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)

  • Total number of invitations: 5.
  • Streams invited: Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including EEBC option))
  • Minimum score: 60

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British Columbia’s selection process for PNP nomination

British Columbia's selection process for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) nomination involves several steps to determine the eligibility and suitability of candidates for permanent residency in the province. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is designed to attract and retain skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and graduates who can contribute to the province's economic growth and development.


The selection process begins with candidates submitting an expression of interest (EOI) through the BC PNP's online system. The EOI allows candidates to provide information about their skills, work experience, education, language proficiency, and ties to British Columbia. Based on the information provided, candidates are assigned a score in the BC PNP points calculator and placed in a pool with other potential nominees.


Regular draws are conducted by the BC PNP, during which candidates with the highest scores are invited to apply for provincial nomination. These draws typically target specific categories such as skilled workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs. Candidates who receive an invitation to apply have a specified period to submit a complete application.


Once the application is submitted, the BC PNP assesses it based on the program criteria and eligibility requirements. This evaluation includes verifying the authenticity of the information provided, assessing the candidate's ability to settle in British Columbia, and determining if their skills meet the province's labor market needs.

Candidates who successfully meet the criteria and pass the assessment are issued a provincial nomination certificate. This certificate allows them to apply for Canada PR in the federal government through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

It's important to note that the selection process for the BC PNP may vary depending on the specific category under which a candidate applies. Each category has its own set of requirements and criteria that applicants must meet. Seek guidance from an immigration consultant if you’re having trouble.

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