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British Columbia’s First PNP Draw of 2024 Target Veterinary Care Occupations

Ashley Shelton



British Columbia's First PNP Draw

In a promising start to 2024, British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held both General and Targeted Draws on January 10th. The first BC PNP draw of 2024 issued a total of 377 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for provincial nomination.

The blog delves into the details of both general and targeted occupations, with a focus on Veterinary Care Occupations for the first time in history.

First British Columbia PNP Draw Highlights – January 10, 2024

Draw TypeStreamMinimum ScoreNo. of Invitations
General CategorySkilled Worker (including EEBC option)120110
International Graduate (including EEBC Option)120
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled100
Targeted CategoriesSkilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)Minimum ScoreNo. of Invitations
Veterinary Care60<5

British Columbia’s First PNP Draw Targeted Veterinary Occupations – What Do You Need to Know?

In a notable departure from its regular draws targeting childcare, healthcare, tech, and the construction sector, British Columbia has taken a historic step by introducing targeted draws for veterinary occupations. This marks a new opportunity for individuals in the veterinary care field.

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Workers with job offers in the following occupations may benefit from targeted invitations

  • Veterinarians (NOC 31103)
  • Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians (NOC 32104)

Priority occupations like these may receive targeted invitations upon submission of registration, providing a unique avenue for individuals in the veterinary care field.

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Other Targeted Sectors Insights

  • Healthcare: Direct employees of a provincial health authority or certain healthcare professionals can apply directly to the Health Authority stream. Others, with job offers in specific occupations, may benefit from targeted invitations in the healthcare sector.

In-demand Healthcare Occupations Invited

The list includes occupations like

  • 30010 Managers in health care
  • 31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • 31101 Specialists in surgery
  • 31102 General practitioners and family physicians
  • 31110 Dentists … and more
  • Construction: Meeting specific criteria, including a valid trade certificate and an indeterminate, full-time job offer in priority construction occupations, opens the door for targeted invitations in the construction sector.
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Priority Construction Occupations include

  • 22114 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
  • 22102 Sheet metal workers
  • 72103 Boilermakers
  • 72105 Ironworkers
  • 72106 Welders and related machine operators
  • 72201 Industrial electricians
  • 72300 Plumbers … and so on
  • Childcare: Workers with a job offer as Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 42202) can anticipate targeted invitations, emphasizing the province’s commitment to childcare services.

Note: In the latest BC PNP draw, these are just a few diverse and in-demand occupations targeted. Please note that the official list is extensive, and these occupations represent just a snapshot of the opportunities available.

Canada PNPs in 2024

In the broader context, Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are poised to play a pivotal role in 2024. As Canada targets 110,000 new permanent residents through PNPs, these programs offer a strategic pathway for individuals aspiring for Canadian PR. With the overall immigration goal set at 485,000 newcomers in 2024, aspiring immigrants should prioritize PNPs. The first BC PNP draw of 2024 and the diverse opportunities they present for various occupations, steering the way for a successful Canadian immigration journey.

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