British Columbia Held New Draws, Issued Invitations Across Two Streams
Recently on May 9, 2023, the Canadian province of British Columbia held a new draw and issued invitations across Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur immigration streams. In the provincial history of BC PNP 2023, this was the 19th skills immigration draw and fourth Entrepreneur immigration draw.
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 Skills Immigration Draw
The BC PNP held rounds of invitations and issued a total of 155 ITAs to candidates in the targeted draw.
The issued invitations were distributed across the Skilled Workers and International Graduates including EEBC option. Here’s the breakdown of the results:
- 93 Skilled Worker candidates and international graduates (EEBC option) required a minimum score of 90;
- 34 Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) with a minimum score of 60;
- The targeted draw issued invitations to 23 Healthcare workers with a minimum score of 60;
- Remaining 5 were invited from the in-demand occupation (NOCs 31103 and 32104). To qualify, candidates required a minimum score of 60.
BC PNP Results for the Entrepreneur Immigration Stream
British Columbia PNP issued a total of 15 invitations to Candidates from entrepreneur stream in the draw. Here’s a breakdown of the results:
- Invited 5 entrepreneurs from the stream Regional Pilot with a minimum CRS score of 119;
- A total of 10 entrepreneurs from the Base stream with a score of 115
The Process of Getting 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).