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The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program held its latest Targeted Draw on January 31, 2023, inviting qualified candidates for Skills Immigration and sending nearly 284 invitations to apply (ITAs). This draw required candidates to have SIRS scores between 60 and 85 points.

Applicants were invited to apply under the BC PNP through general and targeted draws for in-demand occupations and professions, including Express Entry BC. Candidates were chosen from the following categories:

  • Skilled Worker
  • EEBC Skilled Worker
  • International Graduate
  • EEBC International Graduate

There were separate Targeted Draws for the applicants under the BC PNP Tech, Childcare, Healthcare and Other Priority Occupations.

A total of 243 applicants were invited under the Targeted Tech Draw, 18 under the Targeted Childcare Draw, and 18 under the Healthcare Draw. Applicants with the other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104) have also received less than five invitations.

In 2023, British Columbia issued 1,122 invitations under the British Columbia PNP streams.

BC PNP Targeted Draw: Tech

BC issued 243 invitations with a minimum score equal to 85.

Date Number of
Stream Minimum
January 31, 2023 243 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 85 Targeted Draw: Tech

Other BC PNP Targeted Draws

BC also conducted draws for candidates who meet the requirements for a few in-demand NOC TEER Codes under the Childcare, Healthcare and Other Priority occupations.

Targeted draws might require lower SIRS scores compared to general draws. Each targeted category required SIRS scores of 60 this week. BC invited the following number of applicants in these draws:

Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score Description/ Targeted Draw NOC TEER Code
18 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants 42202
18 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Healthcare
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Other priority occupations 31103, 32104
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BC PNP Skills Immigration Categories

British Columbia has specific immigration programs that open the door to Canadian permanent residence for highly skilled foreign workers worldwide. These applicants often fit into the BC PNP Skills Immigration Stream. The following programmes fall under this stream:

What is Express Entry BC Stream?

To find candidates qualified for one of the Express Entry BC Streams, the province of British Columbia examines the IRCC’s Express Entry pool. The province regularly chooses and welcomes foreign workers, students, and businesspeople through Express Entry BC Stream to improve economic immigration goals and fulfill labour market demands. Candidates can earn an additional 600 CRS points by participating in the EEBC stream.

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