On June 6, 2023, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued a total of 157 new invitations to apply for provincial nomination through multiple streams. This update reaffirms the BC PNP’s commitment to attracting skilled workers, international graduates, and specified industry professionals to contribute to the province’s economy.
Here is the list of latest latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invitations:
|Date||Number of Invitations||Stream||Minimum Score||Description|
|June 06, 2023||112||Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)||90||Targeted draw: Tech|
|June 06, 2023||24||Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)||60||Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)|
|June 06, 2023||21||Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)||60||Targeted draw: Healthcare|
|June 06, 2023||<5||Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)||60||Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)|
Please note, “<5” is used in the last row because the exact number of invitations was not specified, but it was less than 5.
The BC PNP has two types of immigration categories: Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC). Both categories were included in this draw, allowing eligible candidates from each stream to potentially secure an invitation.
Out of the total invitations issued, 112 were targeted at technology professionals, making it the largest draw for this particular date. Applicants through the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams (including the EEBC option) with a minimum score of 90 were eligible.
The remaining invitations were segmented into three specific categories to target professionals in sectors where there’s a significant demand. Childcare professionals, specifically early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202), were granted 24 invitations, needing a minimum score of 60. This move indicates the province’s dedication to building a robust childcare system and supporting families.
Further, the BC PNP acknowledged the importance of healthcare professionals, especially given the ongoing global health situation. Skilled Workers and International Graduates in this field received 21 invitations with a minimum score requirement of 60.
Lastly, BC PNP issued fewer than 5 invitations to other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104), demonstrating the province’s need for various skilled professionals. As per NOC codes, 31103 refers to “Dieticians and Nutritionists” and 32104 refers to “Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists and Cardio-Pulmonary Technologists”, demonstrating the ongoing need in healthcare and related sectors.
The BC PNP program’s goal is to attract foreign nationals who have the skills and experience targeted by the province and who wish to become permanent residents of Canada. With regular draws targeting a diverse range of professionals, British Columbia continues to fulfill its need for skilled workers and enrich its socio-economic fabric.
Remember, securing an invitation through BC PNP is a significant step towards achieving Canadian permanent residency. However, all potential candidates must also meet the federal government’s admissibility requirements, including health, security, and criminality checks.
Keep up to date with BC PNP updates, as each draw can present a new opportunity for prospective immigrants.