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The Latest British Columbia PNP Draw Issued Over 155 ITAs

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Latest British Columbia PNP Draw

The recent BC PNP draw on March 5, 2024, unfolded a new chapter for aspiring candidates eyeing permanent residency in British Columbia. This general and targeted draw saw more than 155 invitations to apply (ITAs) extended in targeted rounds.

Latest British Columbia PNP Draw Highlights – 5 March 2024

In this latest draw, 54 invitations were sent out under the General Skilled Worker stream, including 35 tech occupations. The cutoff score for all streams remained consistent with the previous draw on February 21. Diving deeper into the invitation details, 32 invitations were extended to profiles with experience as early childhood educators’ assistants or instructors (NOC 42202). Additionally, a unique category-based draw, introduced in late 2023, targeted 30 applicants with experience in 25 construction-related occupations. Another noteworthy inclusion was the invitation of 39 profiles with experience in 39 healthcare-related occupations.

DateDraw TypeStreamMinimum ScoreNumber of Invitations
March 5, 2024GeneralSkilled Worker including EEBC option12654
International Graduate with EEBC option126
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled99
TargetedChildcare (NOC 42202)7032
25 Construction occupations8030
39 Healthcare occupations7039
Veterinary Care70<5

Processing Time for BC PNP

For those embarking on the BC PNP journey, it’s crucial to be aware of the processing times. For Skills Immigration and Post-nomination requests it is 3 Months IRCC Processing times timeframes begin when the BC PNP receives a complete application after being drawn.

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British Columbia Help International Students Amidst Federal Changes

British Columbia takes swift action, issuing attestation letters to eligible BC colleges and universities in response to new IRCC requirements. This move aids international students in applying to study in the province. Minister Lisa Beare assures a collaborative approach with the federal government, emphasizing the need for solutions tailored to British Columbia’s unique environment.

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Meanwhile, Immigration Minister Marc Miller’s cap on study permit applications in 2024, aiming to address housing concerns, receives criticism. The Canadian Bureau for International Education warns that the cap may adversely impact global perceptions of Canada’s education system.

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Next BC PNP Draw Prediction

The anticipation builds for the upcoming BC PNP draw expected on March 12–13. This draw is projected to be targeted, focusing on early childhood educators, 35 tech occupations, 25 construction occupations, and 39 healthcare occupations.

As British Columbia continues to open its doors to skilled workers, the latest BC PNP draw signifies not just a selection process but a gateway to new beginnings. Stay tuned for more updates and opportunities in the ever-evolving landscape of British Columbia immigration.

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