In a recent move, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) carried out its fourth Skills Immigration draw in November, marking a significant stride in welcoming skilled individuals to contribute to the province’s dynamic labor market.
British Columbia Draw – 28 Nov, 2023
The draw conducted on November 28, 2023, saw a total of 185 candidates receiving the coveted invitations. The focus of this draw was on candidates hailing from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams.
Here’s a Snapshot of the BC PNP’s Latest Draw Results:
General Draw Category with Tech Occupations
- Total number of invitations issued across streams: 80
- Skilled Worker Stream (including EEBC) with a minimum score of 114
- International Graduate (including EEBC) with a minimum score of 116
- Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 94
Targeted Draw Category
- Number of Invitations Issued: 105
- Occupations Targeted:
- 49 Early Childhood Educators (NOC 42202) with a CRS score of 60
- 29 healthcare workers with a CRS score of 60
- 27 Construction workers with a CRS score of 75
This draw aligns with British Columbia’s strategy of issuing high invitations with low scores, underscoring the province’s commitment to attracting foreign workers and graduates. The BC PNP has consistently conducted 4-5 draws each month throughout 2023, and this trend is expected to continue into December.
BC PNP Skills Immigration Draw
The BC PNP Skills Immigration draws play a pivotal role in inviting qualified individuals to become permanent residents, aligning with the province’s economic and labor market needs. These draws focus on selecting candidates based on their skills and experience, particularly in sectors such as technology, healthcare, and trades.
To participate in the draw, candidates typically register with the BC PNP, creating a comprehensive profile detailing their education, work experience, and language proficiency. The program uses a points-based system, recognized as the BC PNP points calculator, to assess candidates, taking into account factors such as job offers, skill levels, and regional employment demand.
Individuals who emerge successful in the draw receive invitations to apply for permanent residence, to establish residence in British Columbia. These draws serve as a crucial mechanism for addressing labor market needs while offering skilled immigrants a pathway to build a new and enriching life in this diverse and welcoming province.