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British Columbia Held New Skills Immigration Draw, Invited 196 Candidates

Austin Campbell



New Skills Immigration Draw

Recently on May 30, 2023, the Canadian province of British Columbia held a new Skills Immigration draw. This was the fifth draw of the month that invited a total of 196 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.

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Highlights of the Draw: Who Was Invited?

1. General Draw – Tech Occupations

The BC PNP held rounds of invitations and issued a total of 151 ITAs to candidates in the general draw that included tech occupations. The issued invitations were distributed to Skilled Workers and International Graduates including the EEBC option and also to Entry-level and Semi-skilled workers. To qualify, candidates were required to score within a range of 85-107.

2. Targeted Draw – Childcare and Healthcare & Other In-Demand Occupations

The Canadian province also conducted rounds of invitations for applicants working in the targeted occupations. The category invited a total of 45 candidates to the Skills Immigration targeted draw.


Here’s the breakdown of the invitations invited to British Columbia’s Skills Immigration Targeted draw:

  • 26 Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) with a minimum score of 60;
  • The targeted draw issued invitations to 14 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).



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