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Latest British Columbia PNP Draw Issues Over 187 Invitations

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Latest British Columbia PNP Draw

The latest British Columbia PNP draw held on October 4, saw a minimum of 187 ITAs being issued. These invitations are spread across various BC PNP streams, depending on the skills and qualifications of the candidates. The number of invitations issued can vary in each draw, as it is influenced by British Columbia’s specific labor market and economic needs.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, commonly known as BC PNP, is a provincial immigration pathway for skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and immigrants through various streams like Skills Immigration, Express Entry BC, and Entrepreneur Immigration.

The Latest BC PNP Highlights

British Columbia recently conducted its latest round of draws under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), resulting in the issuance of a minimum of 187 invitations across various streams. These draws, which took place on October 4, were categorized into two distinct groups: general and targeted.

Category1: In the general draw, a total of 110 invitations were extended through five distinct BC PNP streams, tailored to skilled workers and international graduates. Notably, the minimum score requirements varied between 91 and 113 points.

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Category 2: In the targeted draw, an additional 51 invitations were awarded to skilled workers and international graduates who had garnered a minimum score of 60 points. This specific draw was focused on Early Childhood Educators and Assistants, classified under NOC 42202, Healthcare workers, and other priority occupations, specifically those categorized under NOCs 31003 and 32104.


The BC PNP draws are regularly held, and these events are eagerly awaited by potential immigrants. During each draw, British Columbia selects candidates from the BC PNP pool who meet the province’s specific eligibility criteria. Invitations to Apply (ITAs) are then extended to these selected candidates, who can subsequently apply for provincial nomination. This nomination significantly boosts their chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence from the federal government.

BC PNP Draw Recap: October 4, 2023

The October 4, 2023 draw marked a significant event in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, opened doors to a broad spectrum of talent. The selection process for candidates was divided into two clear-cut categories: a general draw (including tech occupations) and a precisely targeted draw.

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 General Draw Invitations

  • Skilled Worker: Minimum score of 111 points.
  • Skilled Worker (EEBC): Minimum score required is 111 points.
  • International Graduate: A minimum of 113 points is necessary.
  • International Graduate (EEBC): A minimum score of 113 points.
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: A minimum score of 91 points is needed to qualify.

Targeted Draw Invitations

Childcare: Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 42202)

Minimum Score: 60
Number of Invitations: 51

Healthcare Occupations:

Minimum Score: 60
Number of Invitations: 25

Other Priority Occupations (NOCs 31003, 32104):

Minimum Score: 60
Number of Invitations: <5


The Path Forward

With over 187 candidates securing invitations in this recent draw, their path to obtaining permanent residency in Canada is now set in motion. Following their provincial nomination, the next step entails applying for Canadian permanent residency through the federal government. By staying updated with the latest developments and opportunities, you can embark on your journey to call British Columbia your home.

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