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On February 22, 2022, British Columbia released the most recent BC PNP Draw results and invited 274 applicants under the BC PNP Skilled Immigration and BC PNP Express Entry Streams.

The province invited 229 applicants in the General BC PNP categories and around 45 candidates across the targeted categories.

  • Draw Date: March 7, 2023
  • No. of invitations: ~ 274
  • BC PNP Stream: Skills Immigration
  • Minimum Score: Ranging from 60-105

In 2023, British Columbia issued 2,056 invitations under the BC PNP streams.

BC PNP Latest Draw: General Category

British Columbia issued 229 invitations with minimum SIRS scores between 60-103 depending on the programs. The minimum scores for the individual categories are mentioned below:

Date Number of
Stream Minimum
March 7, 2023 229 BC PNP Skilled Worker 100 General draw
(includes tech occupations)
Express Entry BC Skilled Worker 100
International Graduate 105
Express Entry BC International Graduate 105
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Category (ELSS) 85

BC PNP Latest Targeted Draw

The government of British Columbia holds targeted draws for candidates that fulfil specific in-demand National Occupational Classifications (NOCs) standards, such as those in technology, healthcare, and other priority occupations.

Targeted draws might not require as high SIRS scores compared to general draws. This week, each targeted category needed SIRS scores of 60. BC invited the following applicants via these targeted draws:

Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score Description/ Targeted Draw NOC TEER Code
26 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants 42202
19 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Healthcare
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BC PNP Skills Immigration Categories

Because of the BC PNP Skilled Immigration Stream, highly qualified foreign workers from all around the world are welcome to work in British Columbia. These applicants are frequently accepted, and it offers BC PNP categories like:

What is Express Entry BC Stream?

In order to identify candidates who qualify for one of the Express Entry BC Streams, the province of British Columbia searches the IRCC’s Express Entry pool. The province routinely chooses and welcomes foreign workers, students, and businesses under the BC PNP. Candidates that take part in the EEBC stream will gain 600 more CRS points.

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