British Columbia Held a New Skills Immigration Draw and Issued 202 Invitations
Recently on May 16, 2023, the Canadian province of British Columbia held a new Skills Immigration draw. The draw issued a total of 202 invitations to apply 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 held every week.
Highlights of the Draw: Who was Invited?
BC PNP Results for the General Draw
The BC PNP held rounds of invitations and issued a total of 162 ITAs to candidates in the general draw that included tech occupations.
The issued invitations were distributed to Skilled Workers and International Graduates with the EEBC option and entry-level and semi-skilled candidates. To qualify, candidates required a minimum score of ranging from 85-107.
BC PNP Results for the Targeted Draw
The Canadian province also conducted rounds of invitations for applicants working in the targeted occupations. The category invited candidates under the following Skills Immigration stream:
- 29 Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) with a minimum score of 60;
- The targeted draw issued invitations to 11 Healthcare workers with 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 methodology. The Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS), also known as the BC PNP points calculator, is this system.
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. You are also required to submit your Expression of Interest (EOI).
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.
The province manages the following streams under BC PNP Skills Immigration Stream:
- BC Skilled Worker
- BC Healthcare Professional
- BC International Graduate
- BC International Post-Graduate
- BC Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker