Recently on May 23, 2023, the Canadian province of British Columbia held a new Skills Immigration draw. The fourth draw of the month invited a total of 145 invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates in the BC PNP pool. The number and frequency of Expressions of Interest (NOI) are based on British Columbia’s backlog of applications at the moment. With a few exceptions, BC PNP draws are typically held every week.
Highlights of the draw: Who was invited?
Targeted Draw – Tech Occupations
The BC PNP held rounds of invitations and issued a total of 103 ITAs to candidates in the targeted draw that included tech occupations. The issued invitations were distributed to Skilled Workers and International Graduates including the EEBC option with a minimum CRS score of 90
Targeted Draw – Childcare and Healthcare & Other Occupations
The Canadian province also conducted rounds of invitations for applicants working in the targeted occupations. The category invited a total of 37 candidates in the Skills Immigration targeted draw
• 20 Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) with a minimum score of 60;
• The targeted draw issued invitations to 17 Healthcare workers with a minimum score of 60;
• A total of 5 invitations were issued to candidates from the in-demand occupation (NOCs 31103 and 32104). To qualify, candidates required a minimum score of 60.
How to get Permanent Residency in British Columbia?
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) ranks and selects individuals from its pool of applications using a points-based system. The Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS), also known as the BC PNP points calculator works similarly to the CRS calculator
Several factors, including your education, work experience, language ability, age, and other eligibility requirements established by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, determine whether you can obtain permanent residence in British Columbia. To gain PR in British Columbia, you are also required to submit your Expression of Interest (EOI).