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British Columbia PNP Holds a New Skills Immigration Draw

Austin Campbell



New Skills Immigration Draw

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held rounds of invitations to apply on the 7th of February. The draw issued invitations to 245 candidates selected from the category of skills immigration. Invitations were issued in both General and Targeted categories for the BC PNP draw:

For General Draw

ITAs are given to skilled workers and international graduates including British Columbia Express Entry stream candidates who receive a minimum score of 102. The draw also issued invitations to entry-level and semi-skilled candidates who receive a minimum score of 82. There were a total of 207 participants in the general draw.

For Targeted Draw

A targeted draw for skilled workers and international graduates had a total of 38 applicants including those who chose the British Columbia Express Entry Stream option.

A round of invitations was also sent out to candidates working in the following occupations in the province.

  • A minimum of 60 points is required for early 25 childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202);
  • 13 healthcare workers from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, including Express Entry category, with a score of at least 60 points;
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Overview of British Columbia PNP Stream – How Does It Work?

British Columbia is the most popular province of destination for new immigrants. British Columbia is often considered the best province in Canada for its diverse economy, dominated largely by service industries. The country’s most western province, British Columbia is located in Vancouver. The province’s economy is dependent on a robust sector of mining and forestry-related natural resources.

In the past few weeks, invitations have been sent to candidates in the categories of Skilled Workers and International Graduates. This includes candidates who applied via Express Entry. The invitations also invited candidates from the skilled worker and International Graduate stream with a minimum SIRS score of 85. SIRS works similarly to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), although it is only used for British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program.


British Columbia Manages Two Streams:

British Columbia Skills Immigration

For skilled employees, healthcare professionals, international graduates, postgraduates, and semi-skilled workers, there are numerous categories within the Skills Immigration Stream. These groups consist of:

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  • The Skilled Worker Category
  • Healthcare Professional Category
  • International Graduate Category
  • International Post Graduate Category
  • Entry-Level and Semi-Skilled Worker Category

British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration

Entrepreneurs may immigrate to British Columbia through the below –mentioned three options:

  • Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category
  • Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot
  • Strategic Projects Category

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