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BC’s Targeted Skills Immigration Draws: Focus on Tech, Healthcare, and Childcare

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In a recent update, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) has revealed specifics regarding the invitations to apply (ITAs) issued for the Skills Immigration streams. The details, including the date of issuance, the number of invitations, targeted sectors, and minimum scores, shed light on the province’s focus on various economic areas.

On August 1, 2023, a targeted draw took place, inviting numerous candidates from various fields, including Skilled Workers, International Graduates (including the EEBC option), Childcare, Healthcare, and certain priority occupations.

Let’s have a look at the specifics in the table below:

DateNumber of InvitationsStreamMinimum ScoreDescription
August 1, 2023132Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)88Targeted draw: Tech
3960Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
2360Targeted draw: Healthcare
<560Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)

The criteria used to issue these invitations were diverse, encompassing a wide range of skills and qualifications. Factors such as education level and field, professional designations in BC, language skills, job offer, and intent to settle in a specific region played a crucial role. These factors align with BC’s strategic priorities, addressing specific labor market needs or supporting government pilot projects and initiatives.

In the same vein, the Entrepreneur Immigration stream, which encourages entrepreneurs to establish businesses across the province, issued invitations for both the Regional Pilot and Base categories. The following table provides the details:

DateNumber of InvitationsStreamMinimum Score
August 1, 2023<5Regional Pilot123

It’s evident that BC continues to target a diversified group of skilled immigrants to help build its economy. The focus on tech, healthcare, childcare, and priority occupations demonstrates the province’s drive to attract skilled professionals across sectors.

Candidates who received an ITA through the August 1, 2023 draw should log into their BCPNP Online profiles to confirm their invitations and take the next steps in the application process. These draws continue to reinforce BC’s commitment to growth, diversification, and economic resilience.

We will continue to bring you the latest updates and news from BC’s immigration programs and initiatives. Stay tuned for more insights and detailed analysis!

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