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BC Invites Tech and Skilled Professionals under BCPNP

Ashley Shelton

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BC Invites Tech and Skilled Professionals under BCPNP

On July 3, 2024, the Government of British Columbia conducted new invitation draws under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP), targeting tech professionals and skilled workers across various sectors. These draws issued a total of 77 invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates qualified in tech, healthcare, childcare, construction, and veterinary care occupations.

In the tech draw, the province invited 36 candidates, setting the minimum score for this draw at 122 points. This draw aims to attract highly skilled tech professionals to bolster British Columbia’s growing technology sector.

The childcare-targeted draw focused on early childhood educators (NOC 42202), inviting 14 candidates. The province recognizes the essential role of childcare professionals in supporting families and early childhood development.

In the healthcare-targeted draw, nine candidates who scored 106 points received invitations. This draw highlights British Columbia’s ongoing efforts to address the healthcare workforce shortages and ensure quality care for its residents.

Additionally, the construction sector received significant attention, with 13 invitations issued to candidates working in this field. The construction industry is critical to the province’s infrastructure development and economic growth.

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Furthermore, up to five invitations were issued to candidates working in veterinary care occupations, emphasizing the province’s commitment to supporting animal health and welfare.

With these draws, British Columbia continues to prioritize skilled professionals in sectors crucial to the province’s economic and social well-being. So far in 2024, the province has issued a total of 3,611 invitations through the BCPNP, reflecting its proactive approach to attracting and retaining top talent across various industries.

The BCPNP draws on July 3, 2024, underscore British Columbia’s dedication to addressing labour market needs and supporting the growth and sustainability of key sectors. By inviting skilled professionals and targeting specific occupations, the province aims to enhance its workforce, promote economic development, and ensure a high quality of life for its residents.

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