British Columbia Targets Construction Workers For First Time In PNP Draw

British Columbia Issues 189 Canada Immigration Invitations In New PNP Draw
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British Columbia has conducted a new draw through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, issuing its first invitations aimed at construction occupations.

A November 16 draw saw 224 invitations issued, 12 of them to candidates with skills and experience in one of 25 construction occupations announced earlier in the week.

A minimum score of 75 was required for the construction element of the draw.

A general draw, which included tech occupations, saw 116 invitations were issued through five BC PNP streams for skilled workers and international graduates. Minimum scores ranged from 94 to 115 points.

In a further targeted draw, 59 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.

A draw targeted at Healthcare workers saw 32 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 5 invitations issued, again with a minimum score of 60.

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General Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued Description
16-11-23 Skilled Worker 113 116 General draw (includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker – EEBC 113
International Graduate 115
International Graduate – EEBC 115
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 94

Targeted Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued Description
16-11-23 Skilled Worker, International Graduate 60 59 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 42202)
75 12 Construction
60 32 Targeted draw: Healthcare
60 5 Other priority occupations (NOCs 31003, 32104)


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