British Columbia invites about 278 candidates in latest BC PNP draws

by Rajneesh Kumar Published on 22/Mar/2023

British Columbia opened the general as well as the targeted draws of British Columbia PNP on March 21, 2023. In these immigration draws, BC has invited nearly 278 candidates to apply for the provincial nomination for the Canadian PR visa. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is an immigration program, which allows the province of British Columbia to nominate eligible overseas workers, graduates, and entrepreneurs for PR Visa in Canada. The program is designed to fulfil the specific economic and labour market requirements of the province.

British Columbia PNP draw on 21 March

On 21 March, BC PNP held the draws targeting Tech Occupations, Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202), Healthcare and Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104).

BC PNP draw Results- 21 March 2023

Date

Number of 
Invitations

Stream

Minimum
Score

Description

March 21, 2023

202

Skilled Worker

101

General draw
(includes tech occupations)

Skilled Worker - EEBC option

101

International Graduate

106

International Graduate - EEBC option


106

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

85

March 21, 2023

34

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)



60

Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)

17

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)


60


Targeted draw: Healthcare


<5

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)


60

Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)

 

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

The BC PNP hold periodic invitation rounds, where eligible applicants are invited to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian PR visa. The BC PNP has two key streams: the Skills Immigration Stream and the Entrepreneur Immigration Stream. Each stream has dissimilar categories and subcategories, and applicants must meet the eligibility criteria of the category they apply under.

During an invitation round, the BC PNP issues ITAs to the top-scoring candidates in each category. The minimum score needed to get an ITA (Invitation to Apply) varies based on the category and the number of applicants in the pool.

If applicant gets an ITA, s/he will have 30 days to submit a complete application for provincial nomination. If the application is approved, the applicant can then apply for Canadian Permanent Resident (PR) Visa through the federal government.

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