British Columbia Issues 193 Invitations In New PNP Draw

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British Columbia has conducted a new draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, issuing at least 193 invitations.

The December 12 draw saw invitations issued in five different categories.

A general draw, which included tech occupations, saw 73 invitations issued through five BC PNP streams for skilled workers and international graduates. Minimum scores ranged from 95 to 116 points.

In a further targeted draw, 61 invitations were issued to skilled workers and international graduates scoring at least 60 points in a draw targeting Early Childhood Educators and Assistants under NOC 42202.

Construction workers, recently added as priority occupations for the BC PNP, received 31 invitations with a minimum score of 75.

A draw targeted at Healthcare workers saw 27 invitations issued to skilled workers and international graduates, also with a minimum score of 60 points.

Finally, a draw aimed at other priority occupations under NOCs 31003 and 32104 saw ‘less than 5’ invitations issued, again with a minimum score of 60. It was listed as ‘less than 5’ to protect the identity of those invited.

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General Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued Description
12-12-23 Skilled Worker 116 73 General draw (includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker – EEBC 116
International Graduate 116
International Graduate – EEBC 116
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 95

Targeted Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued Description



Skilled Worker, International Graduate

60 61 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 42202)
75 31 Construction
60 27 Targeted draw: Healthcare
60 <5 Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)


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