British Columbia PNP Draw: Province Issues At Least 215 Canada Immigration Invitations

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British Columbia has issued at least 215 invitations in two new draws through multiple streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

The December 13 draws were split into three categories: general, targeted and entrepreneur.

In the general draw, which included tech occupations, 180 invitations were issued through five BC PNP streams for skilled workers and international graduates. Minimum scores ranged from 80 to 104 points.

In the targeted draw, a further 19 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.

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A draw targeted at Healthcare workers saw 13 invitations issued to skilled workers, international graduates and entry-level and semi-skilled workers, also with a minimum score of 60 points.

A further set of ‘less than 5’ targeted invitations went to skilled workers and international graduates under NOCs 31103 and 32104 for veterinarians and animal health technologists and veterinary technicians respectively, with a minimum score of 60. The number of invitations was listed as ‘less than 5’ to protect the identity of those who were invited.

The Entrepreneur Stream draws saw the province issue ‘less than 5’ invitations through two streams. The general categories required a minimum score of 116 points and the regional pilot category required 134 points.

Latest B.C. Immigration Draws

General Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued Description
13-12-22 Skilled Worker 104 180 General draw (includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker – EEBC 104
International Graduate 104
International Graduate – EEBC 104
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 80

Targeted Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued Description
13-12-22 Skilled Worker, International Graduate 60 19 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 42202)
Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60 13 Targeted draw: Healthcare
Skilled Worker, International Graduate 60 <5 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)

B.C. Entrepreneur Stream Draw

Date Stream Minimum Score Invitations Issued
13-12-22 Entrepreneur Immigration General Category 116 <5
Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot 134 <5


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