British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has just held its second Skills Immigration draw this November. The latest BC PNP held its first draw for construction workers, solidifying its aim to attract top-tier talent to the vibrant labor market of the province.
BC PNP Latest Draw – 16 Nov, 2023
The latest draw, held on November 16, 2023, witnessed 224 candidates receiving Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams. British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has just held its second Skills Immigration draw this November. The latest BC PNP held its first draw for construction workers, solidifying its aim to attract top-tier talent to the vibrant labor market of the province.
Category 1: General Draw
Scheduled for November 16, 2023, the BC PNP General Draw, including Tech Occupations, saw a total of 116 candidates receiving ITAs.
Draw Category: BC PNP General (Including Tech Occupations)
Number of Invitations Issued: 116
Streams Invited: Skilled Worker (including EEBC) with a minimum Score of 113; International Graduate (including EEBC) with 115 CRS points; and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled with a score of 94.
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Category 2: Targeted Draw
A total of 108 invitations were issued in the targeted draw. These invitations were directed at skilled workers and international graduates who scored at least 60 points—the draws aimed at specific occupations deemed essential to the province’s development. Early Childhood Educators, Construction Workers, Healthcare Professionals, and Other Priority Occupations formed the core of this strategic move.
Draw Category: BC PNP Targeted Draw
Number of Invitations Issued: 108
- 59 Early Childhood Educators (NOC 42202) with a CRS score of 60
- 32 healthcare workers with a CRS score of 60
- 5 invitations for Other Priority Occupations (NOCs 31003, 32104).
- 12 Construction workers with a CRS score of 75 selected from one of these 25 construction occupations
|NOC Code||Occupation||NOC Code||Occupation|
|2114||Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists||72102||Sheet metal workers|
|72103||Boilermakers||72104||Structural metal and plate work fabricators and fitters|
|72105||Ironworkers||72106||Welders and related machine operators|
|72200||Electricians (except industrial and power system)||72201||Electricians (except industrial and power systems)|
|72300||Plumbers||72301||Steamfitters, pipefitters, and sprinkler system installers|
|72400||Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics||72401||Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics|
|72402||Heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning mechanics||72500||Crane Operators|
|73100||Concrete Finishers||73101||Tile Setters|
|73102||Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers, and Lathers||73110||Roofers and Shinglers|
|73111||Glaziers||73112||Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)|
|73113||Floor covering installers||–||–|
In the preceding draw on November 07, 190 candidates received ITAs with a minimum score of 60, setting the stage for the remarkable momentum that BC PNP continues to build.
Next BC PNP Draw
Looking ahead, the next BC PNP draw is predicted for November 22, 2023. As BC PNP draws unfold weekly, the province showcases a steadfast commitment to ensuring a dynamic and thriving labor market.
An Overview of BC PNP Draws
BC PNP draws, occurring weekly on Wednesdays, are conducted based on various factors such as the province’s economic climate, labor market conditions, and the targets outlined in the Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026. With a track record of 4-5 draws per month in 2023, this trend is expected to persist, opening ample opportunities for skilled workers and international graduates.
As BC PNP breaks records with back-to-back invitation rounds, the message is clear – now is the opportune moment to embark on your Canadian journey. With British Columbia Immigration leading the charge in the landscape, these record-breaking draws position the province as an inviting destination for those aspiring to contribute to a diverse and thriving workforce.