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Latest BC PNP Draw Invites Nearly 79 Skilled Workers and Graduates

Austin Campbell



Latest BC PNP Draw

On May 22, 2024, the latest immigration draw for the British Columbia PNP took place, inviting nearly 79 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. This targeted draw invited skilled workers and international graduates.

Highlights of the British Columbia PNP Draw

British Columbia issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates in several key categories. Here’s a breakdown of the draw results:

DateDraw TypeStreamMinimum ScoreNumber of Invitations
May 22, 2024ChildcareSkilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)9011

Tech Boom Continues to Fuel British Columbia’s Economy – An Analysis

The tech sector remains a significant driving force behind British Columbia’s economy. The recent BC PNP draw issued 50 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates in 35 different tech occupations, highlighting the ongoing demand for tech professionals. If you have experience in the tech industry and are considering immigrating to Canada, this is an encouraging sign!

An important trend from the latest draw is the increased minimum score required for ITAs in tech occupations. The cut-off score rose by 2 points to 122 compared to the previous general draw on May 7, 2024. This increase suggests that many highly qualified candidates are competing for a limited number of ITAs in the tech field.

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In addition to tech, the BC PNP draw emphasized the need for skilled workers in healthcare and construction. The draw awarded 10 ITAs to healthcare professionals and 9 ITAs to individuals in construction. These sectors are essential for the province’s growth, and British Columbia is actively seeking qualified individuals to fill these crucial jobs in Canada.

Although fewer ITAs were issued for Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 42202) and Veterinary Care professionals (fewer than 5 each), the draw indicates a continued interest in these important professions.

How the BC PNP Can Help You Immigrate to Canada

The British Columbia PNP is an essential pathway for obtaining Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) in 2024. With a substantial annual target of 110,000 immigrants set by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the PNPs, this program plays a crucial role in meeting Canada’s economic and demographic needs.

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The PNP offers a strategic advantage over the federal Express Entry system, particularly for candidates with lower Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores. By focusing on specific provincial needs, the British Columbia PNP ensures that critical labor shortages are addressed, benefiting both the local economy and the immigrants who settle in these communities.

Processing Time and Fees

The processing time for BC PNP applications varies depending on individual circumstances. Generally, it takes between 6-12 months to receive a decision on your application. Applying to the BC PNP involves several fees, including an application fee, processing fee, and biometric fee. The total cost varies based on the specific program you are applying to.


The recent British Columbia PNP draw on May 22, 2024, exemplifies the province’s ongoing efforts to attract skilled workers and international graduates. As Canada continues to prioritize immigration through PNPs, these immigration pathways and programs remain a vital avenue for those seeking a new life in Canada. The BC PNP conducts regular draws throughout the year. Keep an eye out for updates on future draws and the latest in-demand jobs to stay informed and prepared for your immigration journey.

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