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The first draw of May 2023 for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued a total of 176 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Skilled Workers and International Graduates present in the pool.

This draw was conducted under the BC PNP Skills Immigration category, which is intended to attract skilled and semi-skilled workers in high-demand occupations in British Columbia (BC).

  • Draw Date: AMay 2, 2023
  • No. of invitations: ~ 176
  • BC PNP Stream: Skills Immigration
  • Minimum Score: Ranging from 60-107

First BC PNP Skills Immigration Draw of May

The first Skills Immigration draw of May 2023 targeted candidates who had a valid job offer in one of the eligible occupations under the program. The minimum required score for this draw was 60-107 points for all categories.

BC PNP Latest Draw: General Category

The recent General Draw held by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) granted a total of 133 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates. The ITAs were issued to three categories of applicants, with the following minimum scores required for each:

Date Number of
Invitations
Stream Minimum
Score
Description
May 2, 2023 133 Skilled Worker 104 General draw
(includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 104
International Graduate 107
International Graduate – EEBC option 107
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 85

BC PNP Targeted Draws

The Latest BC PNP Targeted Draw conducted by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) resulted in 43 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) being granted to eligible candidates. The ITAs were issued to three categories of applicants, with the following details:

Date Number of
Invitations
Stream Minimum
Score
Description
May 2, 2023 22 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 90 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
May 2, 2023 16 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
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Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw:
Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)
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BC PNP Skills Immigration Categories

The Skills Immigration (SI) stream is one of the main pathways for skilled workers to apply for a provincial nomination under the BC PNP. The stream is divided into several categories, including:

BC PNP Skilled Worker: The Skilled Worker sub-category is intended for individuals who have received post-secondary education or training and have work experience in a skilled occupation. To be eligible for this sub-category, candidates must have a job offer from a British Columbia employer.

BC PNP Health Authority: The Health Authority sub-category is designed for healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, psychiatric nurses, and allied health professionals, who have received a job offer in an eligible healthcare occupation in British Columbia.

BC PNP International Graduate: The International Graduate sub-category is tailored for individuals who have graduated from a Canadian university or college within the last 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. To be eligible, candidates must meet specific language and employment requirements.

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What is Express Entry BC Stream?

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) Stream is a program that operates in partnership between the Government of Canada’s Express Entry system and the province of British Columbia. This collaborative effort allows the province to identify potential candidates from the Express Entry pool who may be eligible for one of the EEBC streams. These streams are categories within the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) designed to attract skilled foreign workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs to settle in British Columbia as permanent residents.

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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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