The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has recently executed a fresh round of draws within its Skills Immigration category, targeting skilled workers, international graduates, and professionals in technology, childcare, and healthcare.
On August 29, 2023, the BC PNP’s most recent draw proved to be a notable event, with a total of 155 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued to deserving candidates. These invitations were divided across various sectors and were contingent upon Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores that ranged between 60 and 88. Such a diverse selection criterion aims to encompass a wide range of skills and qualifications in order to support the province’s economic and labor market needs.
Highlights of the Latest BC PNP Draw
Date: August 29, 2023
Streams and Minimum Score Requirements:
- Skilled Worker, International Graduate (including EEBC option): Targeted draw (Tech) – Minimum score of 88 – 102 invitations issued
- Skilled Worker, International Graduate (including EEBC option): Targeted draw (Childcare) – Minimum score of 60 – 28 invitations issued
- Skilled Worker, International Graduate (including EEBC option): Targeted draw (Healthcare) – Minimum score of 60 – 20 invitations issued
- Skilled Worker, International Graduate (including EEBC option): Targeted draw (Other priority occupations) – Minimum score of 60 – Less than 5 invitations issued
This occurrence marked the fifth instance of Skills Immigration draws for British Columbia within the month of August alone. The previous draw, held on August 22, extended 230 ITAs to Skilled Workers and International Graduates with a minimum CRS score of 60.
The selection for targeted invitations to apply within the Skills Immigration streams may encompass a multitude of determining factors, including the candidate’s level and field of education, eligible professional designations within the province, language proficiency, occupation, duration and skill level of prior work experience, wage, and skill level associated with the offered job, and the candidate’s intention to reside and work in specific regions of British Columbia. Additionally, strategic priorities play a significant role, in addressing labor market needs within the province and aligning with governmental pilot projects and initiatives.
Immigration Pathways to Canada
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) holds a pivotal role in bolstering and maintaining the provincial economy. As one of the most sought-after avenues for immigration to Canada, the BC PNP attracts aspiring immigrants from various corners of the world, offering pathways that align with a diverse array of skills and qualifications.
As the BC PNP continues to evolve its selection strategies, prospective immigrants from India and beyond can anticipate a transparent, skills-driven pathway to realizing their Canadian dreams.