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British Columbia Held Tech and Targeted Draw For Skills Immigration Stream

Austin Campbell



Skills Immigration stream

Recently on March 14, 2023, the Canadian province of British Columbia held tech and targeted draws. In total, the draw issued 235 invitations to apply to skilled workers and international graduates under Skills Immigration stream.

The number and frequency of Expressions of Interest (NOI) are based on the British Columbia’s backlog of applications at the moment. With a few exceptions, BC PNP draws are typically held every week.

Most of the provinces and territories (except Quebec and Nunavut) conduct their own PNPs. Through these PNP programs, interested candidates are offered invitations for provincial nomination. However, a provincial nomination is not similar to permanent residence, but it effectively increases the chances of PR status in Canada. The selected candidates also become eligible to be invited to apply for a PNP-specific round of invitations.

Highlights of the Draw – Who was Invited?

BC PNP Results for the Tech Draw

The BC PNP held rounds of invitation and issued a total of 197 ITAs to candidates in tech occupations. In the draw, the candidates required a minimum CRS score of 83.
The issued invitations were divided across the following immigration stream, mentioned below:
• Skilled Worker;
• Skilled Worker-EEBC Option;
• International Graduate;
• International Graduate-EEBC option

BC PNP Results for the Targeted draw

The Canadian province also conducted rounds of invitations for applicants working in the targeted occupations. The BC PNP targeted draw invited 38 candidates in total.
Here is a full breakdown of categories that invited candidates under Skills Immigration stream:
• 23 Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) with a minimum score of 60
• The targeted draw issued invitations to 10 Healthcare workers with a minimum score of 60
• Invited 5 candidates from other priority occupations – (NOC 31103) and (NOC 32104) with a score of 60.


How to Get Permanent Residency in British Columbia?

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.

Applicants can apply for permanent residency in Canada through a number of immigration programs in British Columbia, including the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

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