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British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program – New BC PNP Draw Issued Over 79 ITAs

Robert Cannon



New BC PNP Draw

British Columbia recently conducted its Provincial Nominee Program – BC PNP draw on April 16, 2024, issuing more than 79 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for provincial nomination. This draw is significant for individuals aspiring to immigrate to Canada, especially those keen on settling in British Columbia.

Let’s delve into the details of this recent draw and what it means for prospective immigrants.

BC PNP Draw Highlights

The draw, held on April 16, 2024, included various streams and occupations under the BC PNP.

General Draw

  • Skilled Worker Stream – 39 ITAs were issued, with a minimum score requirement of 132 points.

Targeted Draw

  • Childcare Occupation – 12 ITAs were extended to applicants in this stream, with a scoring threshold of 92 points.

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  • Construction Occupations – 10 ITAs were allocated to candidates with work experience in construction, with a minimum score of 97 points.
  • Healthcare Occupations – 18 ITAs were granted to individuals in healthcare professions, also requiring a minimum score of 97 points.
  • Veterinary Care – Less than 5 ITAs were issued in this category, with a minimum score of 80 points.
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Here’s a tabular summary of the ITAs issued in different categories:

DateDraw typeStreamMinimum ScoreNumber of Invitations
April 16, 2024GeneralSkilled Worker including EEBC option13239
International Graduate including EEBC option132
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled107
ChildcareSkilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)9212
Veterinary care80<5>

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

The BC PNP serves as a vital pathway for skilled immigrants aiming to obtain permanent residency in Canada. Through regular draws like the one held on April 16, 2024, candidates are selected based on criteria such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability. Successful applicants receive ITAs for provincial nomination, paving the way for Canada permanent residency.

Occupations in Demand List 2024

British Columbia’s thriving economy necessitates skilled workers in various high-demand occupations. The BC PNP Skilled Worker category caters to professionals in fields such as management, technical trades, and skilled occupations. To qualify, candidates must meet specific criteria, including holding a valid job offer from an eligible BC employer and demonstrating the ability to support themselves and their families.


To qualify for BC PNP as a skilled immigrant, candidates must meet certain prerequisites, including:

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  • Accepting a full-time job offer from an eligible BC employer categorized under TEER level 0, 1, or 2.
  • Possessing a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrating financial stability and admissibility to Canada.
  • Meeting language requirements for NOC skill level 1 or 2 occupations.
  • Having a wage offer aligned with BC wage rates for the occupation.

Applying for BC PNP involves creating a profile online and registering under the BC PNP online system. Candidates receive scores based on the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS), with the highest-scoring profiles receiving ITAs. The province maintains a list of jobs in high demand, addressing Canada’s labor market shortages and facilitating economic growth.

In the latest BC PNP draw, the province reaffirms its take on attracting skilled immigrants and addressing labor market needs. Aspiring candidates are encouraged to explore the opportunities offered by the BC PNP and take proactive steps toward securing permanent residency in Canada.

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