New PNP Draw

Canadian Province British Columbia Conducts a New PNP Draw of May 2023

On May 16, 2023, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted another Skills Immigration draw of the month, issuing 202 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to eligible Skilled Workers and International Graduates in the pool. This draw saw a total of 162 candidates being invited in a General Draw and 40 candidates in a Targeted Draw.

In the General Draw, a total of 162 ITAs were issued to Skilled Workers, International Graduates (including the EEBC option), and entry-level and semi-skilled candidates. The candidates were required to score a minimum CRS score ranging from 85-107. In the targeted draw, the BC PNP issued invitations to the following categories:

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Childhood Educators & Assistants (NOC 42202)

  • 29 skilled workers and international graduates (including the EEBC option) with a minimum score of 60

Healthcare

  • 11 Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including the EEBC option) with a minimum score of 60

Note: The BC PNP conducts draws on a weekly basis, with some exceptions. The frequency, size, and date of the next draw are determined by the needs of the BC PNP application inventory.

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

The BC PNP is a provincial immigration program that enables the province of British Columbia to nominate foreign nationals for permanent residence in Canada.  The program is exclusively designed to persuade skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and international graduates who wish to settle and contribute to the province’s economy.

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One of its most popular categories is the Skills Immigration Category which is further divided into subcategories: Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled.

The Skilled Worker category is designed for individuals who have a job offer in a skilled occupation. The international graduate category is for foreign students who have completed graduation from a Canadian post-secondary institution in the last three years. The Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category is for individuals who have a job offer in a semi-skilled or low-skilled occupation. Thus, if you wish to immigrate to the province in 2023, you may navigate through British Columbia’s immigration stream – Skills Immigration. Under the following stream only, the BC PNP held its new draw in May.

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