Second BC PNP Draw of December

Second BC PNP Draw of December Issues 197 Invitations

In a recent development, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted its second draw for December, issuing Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in a Skills Immigration draw. The preceding draw took place on December 5, 2023.

The most recent draw, held on December 12, 2023, extended invitations to 197 individuals, comprising Skilled Workers and International Graduates. The draw encompassed candidates from diverse streams, with a focus on areas such as Childcare, Healthcare, and Construction.

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Latest BC PNP Draw Details:

  • Minimum Score Required – 116
  • International Graduate – EEBC option: Minimum Score Required – 116
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Draw: Minimum Score Required – 95
  • Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option):
  • Minimum Score Required – 60, Number of Invitations – 61
  • Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) – Minimum Score Required – 75, Number of Invitations – 31
  • Construction – Minimum Score Required – 60, Number of Invitations – 27
  • Healthcare – Minimum Score Required – 60, Number of Invitations – <5
  • Other priority occupations (NOCs 31003, 32104) – Minimum Score Required – 60, Number of Invitations – <5
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British Columbia routinely invites candidates from its pool to apply for the BC PNP, utilizing the information provided in registrations to assess candidates aligned with the province’s economic and labor market needs.

ITAs are issued every week, with the BC PNP adjusting the frequency, size, and date of draws based on the current needs of the application inventory.

BC PNP’s Crucial Role

The BC PNP stands as a pivotal player in sustaining and bolstering the province’s economy, emerging as a sought-after immigration pathway for individuals worldwide.

Currently managing two streams – British Columbia Skills Immigration and British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration – the BC PNP evaluates candidates using a points system. Factors such as Age, Education, Work Experience, Language Proficiency, Adaptability, and Spousal Sponsorship contribute to the points assigned. Those with the highest scores receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency through the BC PNP.

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Processing times are contingent on the application’s completeness and can be estimated as follows:

  • Application: 3 months
  • Post-nomination request: 3 months
  • Request for review: 6 months

These timelines reflect the commitment of the BC PNP to efficient processing, with approximately 80% of cases anticipated to be resolved within the specified time frames. If you are considering immigration to British Columbia, staying informed about these draws and processing timelines is crucial for a smooth and successful application process.

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