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BC PNP Latest Draw Invites Over 200 Candidates, Tech Stream in the Spotlight

Austin Campbell




In the latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw held on February 13, British Columbia PNP took a significant step by extending invitations to over 200 candidates through diverse streams. This meticulous approach in targeting specific occupations, including the notable BC PNP tech draw, underlines the province’s dedication to fulfilling distinct labor market requirements.

Let’s Delve into the Details of the Draw

  • Tech Professionals in Demand – In a dedicated BC PNP tech draw, British Columbia invited 77 skilled workers and international graduates in tech occupations. The candidates needed a minimum score of 108 points to qualify.
  • Childcare Workers – Recognizing the importance of childcare professionals, 54 invitations were extended to skilled workers and international graduates with a minimum score of 60 points.
  • Construction Industry – British Columbia acknowledges the crucial role played by construction workers by issuing 27 invitations in this draw. Candidates with a minimum score of 75 points were eligible, emphasizing the demand for skilled workers in the construction sector.
  • Healthcare Professionals Welcome – A draw targeted at healthcare workers resulted in 41 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates. The minimum score for this draw was set at 60 points, emphasizing the significance of healthcare jobs in the province.
  • Veterinary Care Workers – Even in specialized fields like veterinary care, British Columbia extended invitations, albeit ‘less than five.’ This approach protects the privacy of the invited individuals while addressing niche labor market needs.
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BC PNP Draw Highlights – 14 Feb, 2024

Here’s a summarized breakdown of the latest British Columbia immigration draws:

DateBC PNP StreamMinimum ScoreInvitations IssuedTargeted Categories
13-02-24Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)10877Tech
60<5Veterinary care

PNP Immigrants Thriving in British Columbia

According to a recent report by Statistics Canada, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) immigrants who settled in Canada in the 15 years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic experienced varying earnings based on the province of residence.

The report highlighted that British Columbia, along with Ontario and Alberta, emerged as the top provinces where PNP immigrants earned the highest incomes. The study also underlines the impact of both economic conditions and the type of immigration program on long-term earning prospects. While PNP nominees initially outpaced Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) immigrants in entry earnings, the tables turned after five years.

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For the 2015-to-2019 cohort, average entry earnings among provincial nominees were $50,100, compared to $56,600 among federal skilled workers. However, the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) immigrants led with entry earnings reaching $72,000.

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British Columbia Immigration Fuels Population Growth

Despite a net outflow of residents from British Columbia to other provinces, the province’s population continues to grow, fueled by immigration.

British Columbia welcomed 13,750 new permanent residents, and its population of temporary residents grew by 30,307 people during the same period. The province also saw substantial arrivals through the International Mobility Program (IMP) and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

With a population surge comes the challenge of housing affordability. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) suggests a need for a 25% increase in housing construction above historical averages to accommodate the influx of new residents. The province’s commitment to immigration is evident, but addressing housing concerns remains a priority.

In conclusion, BC PNP requirements and immigration initiatives, as seen in the recent PNP draws, not only contribute to the province’s economic growth but also shape its demographic landscape. As immigrants find opportunities and build lives in British Columbia, the province continues to navigate the complex interplay between population growth, economic dynamics, and housing demands.

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