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Skilled Candidates and Tech Experts

British Columbia Extends Invitations to Skilled Candidates and Tech Experts

On February 13, 2024, the Government of British Columbia conducted new invitation draws under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). These draws targeted skilled candidates in various sectors, including technology, healthcare, childcare, construction, and veterinary care occupations.

Tech Professionals Invited

In the tech draw, British Columbia extended invitations to 77 candidates. These individuals met the minimum score requirement of 108 points set for this draw. This initiative aimed to attract and retain skilled professionals in the rapidly evolving field of technology.

Healthcare and Childcare Occupations

British Columbia also focused on addressing shortages in healthcare and childcare sectors. Specifically, the province issued 54 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to early childhood educators (NOC 42202) in the childcare-targeted draw. Additionally, 41 candidates in healthcare occupations, scoring a minimum of 60 points, were invited to apply.

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Construction and Veterinary Care

Recognizing the importance of the construction industry, British Columbia extended invitations to 27 candidates working in this sector. Furthermore, the province issued up to five invitations to candidates employed in veterinary care occupations.

Total Invitations Issued

In total, British Columbia issued up to 204 ITAs in its sixth draw of 2024. This brings the total number of candidates invited by the province this year to 1,426.

Addressing Labor Market Needs

The BCPNP draws reflect British Columbia’s commitment to addressing labor market needs in key sectors. By inviting skilled professionals in technology, healthcare, childcare, construction, and veterinary care, the province aims to fill critical gaps in its workforce.

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Supporting Economic Growth

Attracting skilled candidates is essential for sustaining economic growth and innovation in British Columbia. By providing opportunities for skilled individuals to immigrate and contribute to the province’s economy, British Columbia strengthens its position as a hub for talent and innovation.

The recent invitation draws by the Government of British Columbia demonstrates the province’s proactive approach to addressing labor market needs. By targeting skilled professionals in various sectors, including technology, healthcare, childcare, construction, and veterinary care, British Columbia is positioning itself for continued economic growth and success.

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