The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has once again made significant strides in welcoming skilled workers and international graduates to the province. In its latest draw, conducted on September 6, 2023, a total of 222 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued, signifying the province’s commitment to attracting talent from around the world.
September 6, 2023, Draw
The most recent BC PNP draw saw a diverse group of candidates being invited to apply for provincial nomination. The 222 ITAs were distributed across different categories, each designed to cater to specific skills and professions.
Category 1: General Draw
In the first category, a total of 160 ITAs were extended to candidates from various streams, including entry-level and semi-skilled, Skilled Workers, and International Graduates, including those eligible under the Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) option. To qualify for this category, candidates needed to achieve a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score ranging from 89 to 110, depending on their specific stream and profile.
Category 2: Childcare – Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 42202)
The second category, focusing on early childhood educators and assistants, accounted for 43 ITAs. This category was open to Skilled Workers and International Graduates, including those eligible under the EEBC option, who obtained a minimum CRS score of 60. This reflects the province’s recognition of the importance of childcare professionals in the community.
Category 3: Healthcare
Healthcare continues to be a priority for British Columbia, and this was evident in the third category, where 19 ITAs were issued. Skilled Workers and International Graduates, including those eligible under the EEBC option, with a CRS score of 60 or higher, were invited to apply. This underscores the province’s commitment to ensuring the availability of skilled healthcare workers to meet the needs of its residents.
This September draw marked the first Skills Immigration draw of the month, following the previous draw on August 29, 2023. The August draw saw 155 ITAs being issued to Skilled Workers and International Graduates with a minimum CRS score of 60. British Columbia’s commitment to issuing ITAs on a regular basis reflects its dedication to attracting talent year-round.
It’s worth noting that the frequency, size, and timing of BC PNP draws are not set in stone. Rather, they are tailored to meet the current demands of the BC PNP application inventory.
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program latest draw on September 6, 2023, showcased the province’s commitment to attracting skilled professionals and graduates from various fields. With 222 ITAs issued across multiple categories, BC PNP continues to be an attractive pathway for those seeking to make British Columbia their new home. Aspiring immigrants should stay tuned for upcoming draws, as British Columbia remains dedicated to welcoming diverse talent to its beautiful landscapes and vibrant communities.