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BC PNP: Draw for General and Tech workers along with Targeted NOCs

On May 17th, British Columbia's westernmost province staged a fresh Provincial Nominee Program draw. British Columbia invited immigration candidates in a general draw including tech occupation workers as well as four targeted draws under its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) on May 17th.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 154 skilled workers, international graduates and entry-level and semi-skilled workers through the BC PNP General Draw Including Tech Occupations.

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BC PNP also conducted other draw targeting Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) inviting 21 applicants along with less than 5 applicants from Healthcare along with Health care assistants (NOC 3413) invite less than 5 applicants with a minimum score of 62.

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Date

Number of Invitations

Category

Minimum Score

Description          

May 17, 2022                                                                             

154

 

Skilled Worker

109

General draw (includes tech occupations)

Skilled Worker - EEBC option

123

International Graduate

97

International Graduate - EEBC option               

107

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled  

76

 

Date

Number of Invitations

Category

Minimum Score

Description

May 17, 2022

                                               

21

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)               

62

Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)

<5

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)

62

Targeted draw: Healthcare (unless listed below)

 

<5

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled        

62

                                                   Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)

Since March, in addition to general draws, targeted invitations are being issued to support BC government priorities, such as supporting specific industry sectors, and encouraging regional immigration.

About the BC PNP

The BC PNP attempts to attract foreign employees who are in high demand in the province and want to settle in Canada permanently.

Skills Immigration and Express Entry are the two main immigration streams in the BC PNP, each of which is separated into sub-categories. The Skills Immigration Registration System in British Columbia manages these streams (SIRS). Before you may apply through the SIRS, you must first create an account. After that, you'll be given a score based on things including your education, employment experience, and language skills.

When British Columbia has one of its regular draws, the top-scoring candidates from each sub-category are encouraged to apply for a provincial nomination to apply for Canadian permanent residency.

You will have 30 days from the date of the invitation to submit a complete application using the BC PNP online system.

Within two to three months of submitting a complete BC PNP application document, you will be notified of the province's decision. If your nomination is accepted, you will be entitled to apply for Canadian permanent residence status under the Provincial Nominee Class with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

From the date of confirmation, the nomination is valid for about six months.

As a provincial nominee, you can earn an additional 600 points under the CRS, allowing you to gain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) at a later federal Express Entry draw.