Great news for hopeful candidates eyeing provincial nomination in British Columbia! The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has recently concluded its fifth Skills Immigration draw of October, with a significant number of candidates receiving Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency.
Key Highlights of BC PNP’s Latest Draw
The recent draw, which took place on October 31, 2023, saw 208 candidates being invited under the Semi-Skilled, Skilled Worker, and International Graduate Streams. To qualify for this round of invitations, candidates needed to meet a minimum score of 60.
Here’s a breakdown of the minimum score requirements and the number of invitations issued across different streams:
- Skilled Workers required a minimum score of 111 and offered 133 invitations
- Skilled Worker – EEBC option required a minimum score of 111
- International Graduate required a minimum score of 113
- International Graduate – EEBC option required a minimum score of 113
- Entry Level and Semi-Skilled required a minimum score of 91
- Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) required a minimum score of 60
- 48 invitations for Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
- 22 invitations for Healthcare
- Less than 5 invitations for Other priority occupations (NOCs 31003, 32104)
A Successful Month for British Columbia PNP
Throughout the month of October, the BC PNP conducted five draws, extending invitations to a total of 903 candidates for provincial nomination. The draws primarily targeted Entry-level and semi-skilled Workers, Skilled Workers, and International Graduates, affirming British Columbia’s proactive stance in attracting foreign talents and graduates to bolster the province’s dynamic and thriving labor market.
Exploring the BC PNP’s Skills Immigration Stream
Under the purview of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), the Skills Immigration stream encompasses various immigration avenues tailored to cater to the province’s specific labor market needs. These include:
- British Columbia Skilled Worker
- British Columbia Healthcare Professional
- British Columbia International Graduate
- British Columbia International Post-Graduate
- British Columbia Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker
Eligible candidates possessing the requisite skills and experience necessary to contribute to the growth and development of British Columbia’s economy may be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Permanent Residency. It is important to note that the British Columbia PNP remains highly competitive, and meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee nomination. Get ready to make the most of this exciting opportunity and explore your possibilities of immigrating to British Columbia, giving your career a new trajectory.