In a recent immigration draw, the picturesque province of British Columbia (BC) took a significant step in welcoming new immigrants from around the world. On September 26, 2023, the latest British Columbia PNP draw welcomed at least 204 candidates under Skilled Worker category.
Nestled in the lap of nature’s grandeur, British Columbia (BC) continues to be a beacon for immigrants around the world. Its vibrant culture, diverse job opportunities, and stunning landscapes make it an attractive destination for those seeking to call it home. Let’s dive into the details of this draw, the streams through which candidates were selected, and the journey ahead for these aspiring immigrants.
The Latest BC PNP Draw Highlights: Over 204 Candidates invited
The BC PNP draw held on September 2023 issued a total of 209 invitations to candidates across Skilled Worker – International Graduate with EEBC option category. Here’s a brief overview of the results of the BC PNP tech and targeted draws:
Category 1: Tech-Targeted Draw
In the latest draw, British Columbia PNP extended 127 invitations to candidates skilled in 35 different tech occupations with a CRS scores averaged at 90. These invites span across the BC PNP Skills Immigration and Express Entry streams, showcasing the province’s commitment to attracting tech talent.
Category 2: Targeted Draw
In this category, over 77 invitations were issued to skilled workers and international graduates who scored at least 60 points. The targeted draws focused on three occupations:
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Childcare (Early Childhood Educators and Assistants – NOC 42202)
49 invitations were extended to Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 42202) with a CRS score of 60.
In this draw, 28 candidates targeted at profiles in 39 healthcare-related occupations with a remarkable CRS score of 60.
Other In-Demand occupations (NOCs 31003, 32104)
The Other Priority Occupations stream encompassing NOCs 31003 and 32104 extended invitations to less than 5 candidates, with a CRS requirement of 60.
It’s worth noting that BC PNP holds regular draws to select candidates for these streams based on their scores in the BC PNP points system. The highest-scoring candidates are invited to apply for provincial nomination, which, if successful, leads to the opportunity to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
The Selection Process
To be considered for an invitation in a BC PNP draw, candidates must create a profile and register with the program. These profiles are assessed based on various factors, including education, work experience, language proficiency, and connections to the province, among others.
The Journey Ahead
For more than 204 candidates who received invitations in this latest draw, the journey towards permanent residence in Canada has just begun. After receiving their provincial nomination, they will proceed to apply for Canadian permanent residence through the federal government. Successful candidates will soon find themselves calling British Columbia home, contributing their skills, talents, and diversity to the province’s social and economic fabric.