British Columbia PNP: Province Conducts First PNP Draws Since Overhaul Of Immigration Program

British Columbia PNP Draw: Province Issues At Least 133 Canada Immigration Invitations
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British Columbia has issued at least 328 invitations to apply in its first draws since a comprehensive overhaul of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

The changes saw an overhaul of the scoring system for British Columbia’s Skills Immigration category.

The November 28 draws were split into two categories: general and targeted.

In the general draw, which included tech occupations, 253 invitations were issued through five BC PNP streams for skilled workers and international graduates. Minimum scores ranged from 82 to 105 points.

In the targeted draw, a further 49 invitations were issued to skilled workers and international graduates scoring at least 60 points in the draw targeting Early Childhood Educators and Assistants under NOC 42202.

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A draw targeted at Healthcare workers saw 24 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’ invitations went to entry-level and semi-skilled workers targeted specifically at Healthcare Assistants under NOC 33102, 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 final 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. 

Latest B.C. Immigration Draws

General Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued Description
28-Nov-22  Skilled Worker 105 253 General draw (includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker – EEBC 105
International Graduate 105
International Graduate – EEBC 105
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 82

Targeted Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued Description
28-Nov-22 Skilled Worker, International Graduate 60 49 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 42202)
Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60 24 Targeted draw: Healthcare
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60 <5 Targeted draw: Health care assistants (NOC 33102)
Skilled Worker, International Graduate 60 <5 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)


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