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British Columbia Invited 225 Candidates in the Latest PNP Draw

British Columbia Invited 225 Candidates in the Latest PNP Draw

British Columbia continues to play a crucial role in Canada’s immigration landscape, recently conducting a new PNP draw that resulted in the issuance of 225 invitations through various streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP).

General Draw: Welcoming Skilled Workers and Graduates

The general draw held on September 19, 2023, was inclusive of several streams within the British Columbia PNP. In this category, a total of 147 invitations were extended to candidates, including those in tech-related occupations. These draws encompassed five distinct BC PNP streams, catering to skilled workers and international graduates.

The minimum scores required for candidates in the general draw ranged from 89 to 111 points. This score threshold reflects the competitive nature of the BC PNP, as candidates must meet specific criteria to be eligible for an invitation. The draw seeks to attract individuals with valuable skills and qualifications to contribute to the province’s economic growth.

The streams included in this general draw are as follows:

  • Skilled Worker: Minimum Score – 108
  • Skilled Worker – Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC): Minimum Score – 108
  • International Graduate: Minimum Score – 111
  • International Graduate – EEBC: Minimum Score – 111
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: Minimum Score – 89
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These streams encompass a wide range of candidates, from recent graduates to experienced skilled workers, all of whom have the potential to make significant contributions to British Columbia’s workforce.

Targeted Draw: Meeting Specific Labor Market Needs

In addition to the general draw, BC PNP conducted targeted draws to address specific labor market needs within the province. These draws were designed to attract candidates with expertise in certain fields, ensuring that critical occupations receive the necessary workforce.

Targeted Draw for Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 42202):

  • Category: Skilled Worker, International Graduate
  • Minimum Score: 60
  • Invitations Issued: 51

This targeted draw focused on Early Childhood Educators and Assistants under National Occupational Classification (NOC) 42202. The minimum score of 60 points was set to attract skilled workers and international graduates with expertise in childcare.

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Targeted Draw for Healthcare Professionals:

  • Category: Skilled Worker, International Graduate
  • Minimum Score: 60
  • Invitations Issued: 27

Another targeted draw within the healthcare sector saw 27 invitations issued to skilled workers and international graduates, also with a minimum score of 60 points. This draw aimed to address the increasing demand for healthcare professionals in British Columbia.

The BC PNP’s strategic approach through these targeted draws demonstrates the province’s commitment to filling critical job vacancies and strengthening its workforce in specific sectors.

Latest B.C. Immigration Draws: A Snapshot

Here is a summary of the latest BC PNP immigration draws:

  • General Draw (September 19, 2023):
  • Categories: Skilled Worker, International Graduate
  • Minimum Score: 108 (Skilled Worker, Skilled Worker – EEBC), 111 (International Graduate, International Graduate – EEBC), 89 (Entry Level and Semi-Skilled)
  • Invitations Issued: 147
  • Description: General draw, inclusive of tech occupations.
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Targeted Draw (September 19, 2023):

  • Categories: Skilled Worker, International Graduate
  • Minimum Score: 60
  • Invitations Issued: 51 (Childcare: Early childhood educators – NOC 42202), 27 (Healthcare)
  • Description: Targeted draws to address specific labor market needs in childcare and healthcare sectors.

British Columbia’s recent PNP draws highlight the province’s proactive approach to immigration, targeting both general candidates and those with specialized skills. These draws not only contribute to the province’s economic growth but also address critical labor shortages in sectors such as childcare and healthcare. With competitive minimum score requirements, the BC PNP continues to attract candidates who can contribute significantly to the province’s diverse and thriving workforce. As Canada’s immigration landscape evolves, British Columbia remains an attractive destination for skilled individuals seeking new opportunities and a bright future in the province.

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