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BC PNP’s Latest Skills Immigration Draw Invites 230 Foreign Workers and Graduates

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BC PNP's Latest Skills Immigration Draw

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) continues its immigration efforts with the third skills immigration draw of December. In a targeted move to strengthen the province’s workforce, BC PNP issued invitations to 230 skilled workers and international graduates in its latest draw held on December 19, 2023.

Highlights of the Latest BC PNP Draw (December 19, 2023)

  • Childcare Draw (NOC 42202): Skilled Worker, International Graduate stream with a minimum score of 60, resulting in 62 invitations.
  • Construction Occupations Draw Minimum score set at 75, leading to 32 invitations for skilled workers in construction occupations.
  • Healthcare Occupations Draw: Achieving a minimum score of 60, this draw granted 29 invitations to healthcare professionals.
    Tech Occupations Draw: With a high minimum score of 95, 107 invitations were extended to candidates in tech occupations.
DateDraw typeStreamCRS ScoreNo. of invitations
December 19, 2023Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)6062
Construction: Targeting 25 Construction occupations7532
Healthcare: Inviting 39 Healthcare occupations6029
Tech: Targeted for tech occupations95107

BC PNP Draws 2023 Trend

The December 19th draw underlines BC PNP’s commitment to welcoming foreign workers and graduates with lower minimum scores, making the province’s labor market accessible to a diverse pool of talent.

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Throughout 2023, BC PNP has maintained an active stance, conducting 4-5 draws almost every month. This trend is expected to continue into December as well.

Occupations Targeted – Construction, Healthcare, and Tech

25 Construction Occupations Invited

NOC CodeOccupation
22114  Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists 
72102   Sheet metal workers
72103   Boilermakers
72104 Steamfitters, pipefitters, and sprinkler system installers
72105 Ironworkers
72106   Welders and related machine operators
72200 Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters
72201 Industrial electricians
72300 Plumbers
72301 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
72302 Gas fitters
72310 Carpenters
72311 Cabinetmakers
72320 Bricklayers
72400 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
72401 Heavy Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
73101 Tile setters
72500 Crane operators
73100 Concrete finishers
73101 Electricians (except industrial and power systems)
73102 Plasterers, drywall installers finishers, and lathers
73110 Roofers and shinglers
73111 Glaziers
73112 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
73113 Floor covering installers

39 Healthcare Occupations Invited

NOC CodeOccupations
30010  Managers in health care
31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
31101 Specialists in surgery
31102 General practitioners and family physicians
31110 Dentists
31112 Audiologists and speech
language pathologists –
31120 Pharmacists
31121 Dietitians and nutritionists
31200 Psychologists
31201 Chiropractors
31202 Physiotherapists
31203 Occupational therapists
31204 Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
31209 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
31300 Nursing coordinators and supervisors
31301 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
31302 Nurse practitioners
31303 Physician assistants, midwives, and allied health professionals
32101 Licensed practical nurses
32102 Paramedical occupations
32103 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists, and cardiopulmonary technologists
32109 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
32110 Denturists
32111 Dental hygienists and dental therapists
32112 Dental technologists and technicians
32120 Medical laboratory technologists
32121 Medical radiation technologists
32122 Medical sonographers
32123 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
32124 Pharmacy technicians
32129 Other medical technologists and technicians
32200 Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
33100 Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
33101  Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
33102 Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
33103 Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
41300 Social workers
41301 Therapists in counseling and related specialized therapies
42201 Social and community service workers

107 Tech Occupations Invited

NOC CodeOccupations
10030   Telecommunication carriers managers
20012 Computer and information systems managers
21100 Physicists and astronomers
21210 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
21211 Data scientists
21220 Cybersecurity specialists
21221 Business systems specialists
21222 Information systems specialists
21223 Database analysts and data administrators
21230 Computer systems developers and programmers
21231 Software engineers and designers
21232 Software developers and programmers
21233 Web designers
21234 Web developers and programmers
21300 Civil engineers
21301 Mechanical engineers
21310 Electrical and electronics engineers
21311 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
21320 Chemical engineers
21399 Other professional engineers
22110 Biological technologists and technicians
22220 Computer network and web technicians
22221 User support technicians
22222 Information systems testing technicians
22310 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
22312 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
50011 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
51111 Authors and writers (except technical)
51112 Technical writers
51120 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
52119 Producers, directors, choreographers, and related occupations
52112 Broadcast technicians
52113 Audio and video recording technicians
52120 Graphic designers and illustrators
53111Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators

BC PNP’s Immigration Landscape in 2023

As a key player in supporting the province’s economy, BC PNP offers two primary streams: the British Columbia Skills Immigration Stream and British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration. Candidates are evaluated based on various factors, including age, education, work experience, language proficiency, adaptability, and spousal sponsorship. The highest-scoring candidates receive Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency.

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With processing times averaging between 10-12 months, BC PNP remains a sought-after pathway for those looking to make British Columbia their permanent home in 2024.

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