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On April 25, 2023, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted its fourth draw of the month and issued a total of 168 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates in the BC PNP pool. The draw was conducted under the BC PNP Skills Immigration category, which is designed to attract skilled and semi-skilled workers in high-demand occupations in British Columbia (BC).

  • Draw Date: April 25, 2023
  • No. of invitations: ~ 168
  • BC PNP Stream: Skills Immigration
  • Minimum Score: Ranging from 60-90

CATEGORY 1: Targeted Draw (Tech)

The Tech stream invited 113 eligible candidates, including Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including the EEBC option), with a minimum score of 90.

CATEGORY 2: Targeted Draw (Childcare and Healthcare)

The Childcare stream invited 28 eligible candidates, specifically Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202), including Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including the EEBC option), with a minimum score of 60.

Meanwhile, the Healthcare stream invited 27 eligible candidates, including Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including the EEBC option), with a minimum score of 60

Date Number of
Invitations
Stream Minimum
Score
Description
April 25, 2023 113 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 90 Targeted draw: Tech
April 25, 2023 28 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
27
Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
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BC PNP Skills Immigration Categories

To apply under the BC PNP Skills Immigration category, candidates must first create an online profile and register with the BC PNP. The British Columbia PNP uses a points-based system to rank candidates based on factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability. The highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residency in BC.

Under the Skills Immigration Stream, the BC PNP offers several categories to applicants, including:

BC PNP Skilled Worker: The Skilled Worker sub-category is for individuals with post-secondary education or training and employment experience in a skilled occupation. Candidates must have a job offer from a BC employer to be eligible.

BC PNP Health Authority: The Health Authority sub-category is designed for physicians, nurses, psychiatric nurses, and allied health professionals with job offers in eligible healthcare occupations in British Columbia.

BC PNP International Graduate: The International Graduate sub-category is for individuals who have graduated from a Canadian university or college within the past three years. Candidates must have a job offer from a BC employer in a skilled occupation related to their field of study.

BC PNP International Post-Graduate: The International Post-Graduate sub-category is for graduates who have completed a Master’s or Doctoral degree in natural, applied, or health sciences from an eligible British Columbia institution.

BC PNP Semi-Skilled: The Semi-Skilled sub-category is for individuals who have received a job offer from a BC employer in an eligible occupation within tourism, hospitality, food processing, or long-haul trucking. Candidates must meet specific language and employment requirements to be eligible.

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What is Express Entry BC Stream?

Express Entry BC Stream is a partnership between the province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada’s Express Entry system, which is the main route for skilled immigrants seeking permanent residency in Canada.

This partnership enables the province to identify eligible candidates from the Express Entry pool for one of the Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams. The EEBC streams are categories within the BC PNP program that aim to attract skilled foreign workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs to British Columbia.

These streams include the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entrepreneur Immigration categories. Applicants who receive an invitation to apply for permanent residency through any of these streams obtain an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, significantly improving their chances of being selected for permanent residency by the federal government.

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If you are prepared to start the BC PNP process, you can get immigration advice from Team ELAAR’s experienced immigration consultants. As a Licensed Canadian Immigration Consultant, Mr. Keshav Sharma has knowledge of all BC PNP Programs (RCIC).

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