British Columbia PNP conducted Draw on March 14, 2023

British Columbia PNP conducted Draw on March 14, 2023, and Invited 234 Applicants for BC PNP Nomination.

British Columbia Canada Issued 234 Invitations on 65 & 83 points to Apply for BC PNP to get Canada PR. British Columbia targeted Health and IT profession through its various streams. Please find the below BC PNP draw in detail.

Date Number of Invitations Stream Minimum Score Description
March 14, 2023 197 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 83 Targeted draw: Tech
March 14, 2023 23 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
10 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)

British Columbia PNP Points

The BC PNP (British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program) uses a points-based system to assess the eligibility of candidates for permanent residency in the province. The points system is designed to identify and select candidates who have the skills, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other factors that are important for the provincial economy.

You can calculate your British Columbia PNP Points by using the BC PNP points calculator. The BC PNP points-based system consists of the following factors:

Skill Level of the Job Offer: Candidates can receive up to 60 points for the skill level of their job offer, with higher scores for jobs in NOC (National Occupation Classification) skill levels A and B.

The wage of the Job Offer: Candidates can receive up to 50 points for the wage of their job offer, with higher scores for higher wages.

Work Experience: Candidates can receive up to 25 points for their work experience, with higher scores for more years of experience.

Education: Candidates can receive up to 25 points for their education, with higher scores for higher levels of education.

Language Proficiency: Candidates can receive up to 30 points for their language proficiency in English and/or French.

Age: Candidates can receive up to 10 points for their age, with higher scores for younger candidates.

Arranged Employment: Candidates can receive up to 10 points for having a valid job offer from a BC employer.

Adaptability: Candidates can receive up to 10 points for their adaptability factors such as previous study or work experience in BC, having a close family member in BC, and having sufficient settlement funds.

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Candidates must achieve a minimum score of 80 points out of 200 to be eligible for the BC PNP program. However, meeting the minimum score does not guarantee an invitation to apply for permanent residency through the program, as the BC PNP selection process is competitive and based on the needs of the provincial economy.

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BC PNP priority occupation list:

The BC PNP (British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program) maintains a priority occupation list to identify the high-demand occupations in the province. The priority occupation list is periodically updated to reflect the changing needs of the labor market in British Columbia.

As of March 2023, the following occupations were included in the BC PNP priority occupation list:

  1. BC PNP Tech occupations
  2. Care Economy: Healthcare occupations
  3. Care Economy: Childcare occupations
  4. Other priority occupations

BC PNP Tech occupations: it includes the following occupation


10030 Telecommunication carriers managers

20012 Computer and information systems managers

21100 Physicists and astronomers

21210 Mathematicians, statisticians, and actuaries

21211 Data scientists

21220 Cybersecurity specialists

21221 Business systems specialists

21222 Information systems specialists

21223 Database analysts and data administrators

21230 Computer systems developers and programmers

21231 Software engineers and designers

21232 Software developers and programmers

21233 Web designers

21234 Web developers and programmers

21300 Civil engineers

21301 Mechanical engineers

21310 Electrical and electronics engineers

21311 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

21320 Chemical engineers

21399 Other professional engineers

22110 Biological technologists and technicians

22220 Computer network and web technicians

22221 User support technicians

22222 Information systems testing technicians

22310 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

22312 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

50011 Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting, and performing arts

51111 Authors and writers (except technical)

51112 Technical writers

51120 Producers, directors, choreographers, and related occupations

52119 Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing arts

52112 Broadcast technicians

52113 Audio and video recording technicians

52120 Graphic designers and illustrators

53111 Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography, and performing arts assistants and operators

Care economy: Healthcare occupations


30010 Managers in healthcare

31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine

31101 Specialists in surgery

31102 General practitioners and family physicians

31110 Dentists

31112 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

31120 Pharmacists

31121 Dietitians and nutritionists

31200 Psychologists

31201 Chiropractors

31202 Physiotherapists

31203 Occupational therapists

31204 Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment

31209 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

31300 Nursing coordinators and supervisors

31301 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

31302 Nurse practitioners

31303 Physician assistants, midwives, and allied health professionals

32101 Licensed practical nurses

32102 Paramedical occupations

32103 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists, and cardiopulmonary technologists

32109 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment

32110 Denturists

32111 Dental hygienists and dental therapists

32112 Dental technologists and technicians

32120 Medical laboratory technologists

32121 Medical radiation technologists

32122 Medical sonographers

32123 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists

32124 Pharmacy technicians

32129 Other medical technologists and technicians

32200 Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists

33100 Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants

33101 Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations

33102 Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates

33103 Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants

41300 Social workers

41301 Therapists in counseling and related specialized therapies

42201 Social and community service workers

For the purposes of the BC PNP, only health care assistants/health care aides are eligible under NOC 33102.

Care economy: Childcare occupations


42202 Early childhood educators and assistants

Other priority occupations

31103 Veterinarians

32104 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians


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