BC Draw for Permanent Residency

British Columbia Invited 172 Candidates for Permanent Residency

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) continues to pave the way for skilled workers and international graduates seeking permanent residency in the province. In its latest draw held on July 18, 2023, the BC PNP issued a total of 172 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the Skills Immigration stream. These candidates were selected based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores, ranging from 60 to 88, as eligibility criteria for this round.

The July 18, 2023 Draw Saw the BC PNP Inviting Candidates from Various Targeted Categories

Category 1: Tech

  • Total number of invitations: 112
  • Streams invited: Skilled Workers & International Graduates (including EEBC option)
  • Minimum score: 88

Category 2: Childcare

  • Total number of invitations: 39
  • Streams invited: Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including EEBC option)
  • Minimum score: 60
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Category 3: Healthcare

  • Total number of invitations: 16
  • Streams invited: Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including EEBC option)
  • Minimum score: 60

Category 4: Other Priority Occupations

  • Total number of invitations: 5
  • Streams invited: Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including EEBC option)
  • Minimum score: 60

BC PNP’s Frequent Draws

The BC PNP issues ITAs on a weekly basis, with exceptions, to cater to the demand for skilled workers in various sectors and industries. The frequency, size, and date of each draw are all carefully determined by the needs of the BC PNP’s application inventory. This efficient and proactive approach helps in streamlining the immigration process and meeting the labor market requirements of British Columbia.

Impact and Benefits

The latest draw is part of BC’s ongoing efforts to attract talented individuals and professionals who can contribute to the province’s economic growth and development. By inviting candidates from different streams, including tech, childcare, healthcare, and other priority occupations, the BC PNP ensures a diverse pool of skilled individuals enriching the province’s workforce.

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The Tech category issues 112 invitations which exclusively reflects the soaring demand for IT professionals and skilled workers. British Columbia’s thriving tech industry offers immense opportunities for career growth and innovation, making it an attractive destination for tech-savvy individuals.

In the Childcare category, 39 invitations were issued. The BC PNP’s commitment to supporting the childcare sector ensures the well-being and development of children in the province.

Moreover, the 16 invitations under the Healthcare category highlight the importance of medical professionals in meeting the healthcare needs of British Columbia’s residents. Skilled workers in healthcare contribute significantly to the province’s overall health infrastructure and services.

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The BC PNP’s latest draw on July 18, 2023, brings hope and opportunities to 172 skilled workers and international graduates who are one step closer to making British Columbia their permanent home. With draws taking place regularly, British Columbia continues to be a welcoming province for individuals with diverse skills and expertise.

By attracting and retaining talented individuals from different sectors, including tech, childcare, healthcare, and other priority occupations, British Columbia solidifies its position as a thriving economic hub with a bright and promising future.

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