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New British Columbia PNP Draw Invited Over 212 Candidates for Canada Immigration

Austin Campbell



British Columbia PNP Draw

In the ever-evolving immigration landscape, British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) continues to make waves even in 2024. On February 21, the latest British Columbia Canada PNP draw issued over 212 invitations to apply for permanent residency.

Let’s dive into the details of this significant development and what it means for aspiring immigrants.

British Columbia Canada PNP Draw – 21 Feb, 2024

The February 21 draw featured a mix of general invitations and targeted rounds, catering to various streams under Canada BC PNP. In the general draw, which included 35 tech occupations, 69 invitations were extended under both the Express Entry and BC PNP Skills Immigration streams.

Interestingly, the minimum CRS score cutoff experienced a slight adjustment, increasing by 4 points across all streams, except for the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled stream, which saw a 2-point increment.

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In the same draw, a total of 143 invitations were issued in targeted rounds. Specifically, 70 invitations were allocated to profiles with experience as early childhood educators’ assistants or instructors – NOC 42202. Additionally, 32 applicants with expertise in 25 construction-related occupations and 41 profiles in 39 healthcare-related occupations received invitations.

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Draw TypeStreamMinimum ScoreNumber of Invitations
GeneralSkilled Worker (including EEBC option)12669
International Graduate (with EEBC option)126
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled99
Childcare (NOC 42202)Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)6070
25 Construction
39 Healthcare

Processing Time for BC PNP

For applicants wondering about the processing times, the BC PNP lays out a clear timeline. The Skills Immigration stream typically takes three months, from submission to decision. Post-nomination requests are also processed within three months, ensuring a streamlined and efficient pathway for candidates.

Next BC PNP Draw in 2024

Looking ahead, the next BC PNP draw is anticipated to be announced on February 27–28. Expectations are high for targeted rounds of invitations, focusing on early childhood educators, 35 tech occupations, 25 construction occupations, and 39 healthcare occupations.

BC conducts draws regularly every week, alternating between general draws and tech/healthcare-specific targeted draws. These routine draws, usually held on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, contribute to the dynamic and fluid nature of the BC PNP selection process.

PNP Immigrants’ Success in British Columbia

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) immigrants have proven their worth in various provinces, but according to a recent Statistics Canada report, those settling in British Columbia along with Ontario, and Alberta experienced the highest earnings.

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The report reveals interesting insights into the earnings of PNP immigrants compared to those in the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program. While PNP nominees initially had higher entry earnings, FSW immigrants demonstrated faster earnings growth, surpassing Canada PNP nominees after five years.

The 2015-to-2019 cohort data shows that average entry earnings for PNP nominees were $50,100, compared to $56,600 for FSW candidates. The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) immigrants reported even higher entry earnings at $72,000.

FSW candidates leverage the Express Entry system, where profiles are ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The highest-ranked candidates receive invitations to apply for permanent residence, initiating a 60-day window for submitting a complete application.

The CEC program recognizes candidates who contribute significantly to the Canadian economy, having spent ample time studying and working in the country.

BC PNP Jobs and Permanent Residence Continue to Rise

The latest British Columbia Canada PNP draw proves the province’s vision to attract skilled individuals across diverse sectors. In these targeted draws, aspiring immigrants can anticipate high-demand occupations and jobs in British Columbia. For those navigating the immigration process, understanding the IRCC processing times and staying informed about upcoming PNP draws is crucial.

The success of PNP immigrants, especially in provinces like British Columbia, emphasizes the effectiveness of these programs in integrating skilled individuals into the Canadian workforce. Stay tuned for the next BC PNP draw, and if you’re considering a move to Canada, keep exploring the pathways that align with your skills and aspirations.

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