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British Columbia PNP Updated Skills Immigration Draw Timing

Austin Campbell



Skills Immigration Draw Timing

British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) recently underwent a significant update, revolutionizing the timing of its Skills Immigration draws. This update, effective April 30, 2024, brings a fresh approach to the immigration process, aiming to ensure fairness and efficiency for all applicants.

Skills Immigration Draw Timing

Commencing from April 30, 2024, BC PNP will issue invitations to apply for Skills Immigration based on registrations received before the draw date. This means that applications submitted prior to the draw date will be considered for that specific draw. However, registrations received on the draw date itself will not be part of that day’s draw but will be included in future ones. This approach fosters equal opportunities for all applicants and contributes to a smoother immigration process.

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Key Points to Note

  • Effective April 30, 2024, BC PNP will extend invitations based on registrations received before the draw date.
  • Registrations submitted on the draw date will be considered for future draws rather than the immediate ones.
  • The Invitations to Apply page will be updated within 24 hours of issuing invitations, ensuring timely communication with applicants.
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This update brings clarity and transparency to the BC PNP application process. Applicants now have a clearer understanding of when their registrations will be considered for invitations, allowing them to plan their immigration journey effectively. Moreover, the prompt update of the Invitations to Apply page ensures that applicants are kept informed of any developments, enhancing their overall experience.

British Columbia’s Forward Progress

British Columbia’s updated Skills Immigration draw timing marks a significant step towards a more efficient and equitable immigration system. By issuing invitations based on registrations received before the draw date, BC PNP upholds fairness while streamlining the application process. This update will undoubtedly benefit individuals aspiring to immigrate to British Columbia, providing them with a clearer pathway to achieving their dreams.

BC PNP Draw Insights

The most recent British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) draw, conducted on April 16, 2024, witnessed a substantial issuance of invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR) across various streams.


In this draw, over 79 ITAs were issued, covering both general and targeted rounds of invitations. Among these, 39 invitations were extended under the BC PNP Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams, including their Express Entry options, along with the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled streams. Notably, the draw encompassed 35 tech occupations, underscoring the province’s focus on attracting skilled workers in the technology sector.

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This insightful look into British Columbia’s immigration updates and recent draws reflects the province’s commitment to maintaining an inclusive, efficient, and dynamic immigration system. As BC PNP continues to evolve, it paves the way for individuals worldwide to embark on a new chapter in their lives by calling British Columbia their home.

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