BC PNP Tech Draw: Province Invites 140 Canada Immigration Candidates

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New British Columbia Draws See Province Issue At Least 166 Canada Immigration Invitations
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The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is inviting 140 skilled workers and international graduates to apply for permanent residency in its latest BC PNP Tech draw.

The Feb. 15 draw featured invitations through four streams with a minimum score of 85 for each stream. 

The featured streams were:

  • SI – Skilled Worker
  • SI – International Graduate
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker
  • EEBC – International Graduate

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Did You Get Invited in the Latest B.C. Immigration Draw?

Date

Category

Minimum Score

Invitations Issued

Feb. 15, 2022

SI – Skilled Worker

85

Total: 140

 

SI – International Graduate

85

 

EEBC – Skilled Worker

85

 

EEBC – International Graduate

85

Source: www.welcomebc.ca


Earlier this month, Canada’s westernmost province conducted two draws, on Feb. 8, issuing Canada immigration invitations to a total of 198 candidates through the British Columbia PNP.

In a  general draw, the province issued 188 invitations across five streams, with minimum scores ranging from 77 to 120.

Then, in its second draw on that day, British Columbia targeted two National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes: 0621 for Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers and 0631 for Restaurant and Food Service Managers. In the NOC-specific draw, 10 invites were issued through four streams, all featuring minimum scores of 120.

In the only other draw so far this month, British Columbia immigration issued 126 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates in a BC PNP Tech draw on Feb. 1. It featured invitations through four streams with a minimum score of 80 for each of the four streams. 

Along with Ontario, British Columbia was one of the two provinces that most benefited from a one-time pathway to permanent residency for foreign nationals already living in Canada last year.

Under the immigration levels plan for 2022 through to 2024, announced on Monday by Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, Canada expects to process and admit another 40,000 new permanent residents to Canada under that pathway this year and 32,000 more in 2023. 

That likely means British Columbia will continue to benefit from this temporary to permanent resident pathway for the remainder of this year and well into 2023 even though it is no longer accepting applications. 

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