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British Columbia’s Latest Skills Immigration Draw Invites 195 Candidates for Permanent Residency

Austin Campbell



Skills Immigration Draw

In our continuous commitment to assisting aspiring individuals in achieving their dreams of attaining permanent residency in Canada, we are thrilled to bring you the latest update. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) draw has just invited 195 International workers and Graduates.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

Under Canadian immigration, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) assumes as one of the coveted pathways for permanent residency. Tailored to welcoming skilled individuals, the BC PNP conducts regular draws to select aspirants whose profiles align with eligibility benchmarks.

Latest BC PNP Draw Highlights

In the most recent skills immigration draw conducted by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, a total of 195 candidates have received invitations to apply for permanent residency. This second draw under the skills immigration category marks another significant step towards fulfilling immigration goals.

Here’s a quick recap of the draw:

General – Tech Draw  

A total of 139 ITAs were given to applicants in the general draw after the BC PNP held rounds of invitations. Skilled workers and international graduates received invites that included the EEBC option. Candidates have to receive a score between 88 and 110 in order to be considered.

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Targeted Draw – Childcare & Healthcare

The Canadian province also sent out invites to candidates in the targeted professions. To the targeted draw for skills immigration, the category attracted a total of 56 applicants.


The distribution of invitations for British Columbia’s Skills Immigration Targeted Draw is as follows:

  • A minimum score of 60 was required for the invitation of 34 Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 42202);
  • The category issued invitations to 22 Healthcare workers with a minimum score of 60;

With few exclusions, British Columbia issues ITAs to qualified candidates every week. The requirements of the BC PNP application inventory at the time of the invitation round dictate the frequency, size, and date of the most recent draw.

British Columbia Immigration – The Pathway Ahead

In a world of evolving immigration policies, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program stands as a beacon of hope for skilled individuals. Thus, it is imperative for candidates to stay updated about eligibility criteria and procedural changes.

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Key Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to participate in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program must meet certain eligibility criteria, which include but are not limited to:

  1. A valid Express Entry profile
  2. A job offer from a British Columbia employer in a qualified occupation
  3. A nomination from the province, indicating that the candidate can significantly contribute to the provincial economy and society

The BC PNP is intricately linked with the federal Express Entry system, making it possible for candidates who receive a provincial nomination to earn additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. These extra points can greatly enhance the candidate’s chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency in subsequent federal Express Entry draws.

The recent draw that has invited 195 candidates is a testament to the program’s commitment to selecting individuals who can contribute significantly to the province’s growth. As you embark on this journey, remember that expert guidance can make all the difference in turning your dreams into reality.



PNP Draws & Updates

OntarioJune 11244 invitations
QuebecJune 10 (invitations issued on May 30)1441 invitations
ManitobaJune 6254 invitations
British ColumbiaJune 468 invitations
British ColumbiaMay 2871 invitations
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Recent Express Entry Draws

DrawNumber Of InvitationsMinimum CRS Points
297 (CEC)3000522
296 (PNP)2985676
295 (French Lang.)1400410
294 (All Program)2095529
293 (STEM)4500491
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