British Columbia issues about 145 Invitations in new BC PNP draws
On May 23, 2023, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held targeted draws to invite immigration candidates with experience in some key occupations. These targeted draws issued approximately 145 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for provincial nomination through the BC PNP.
Find below the breakdown of the different targeted draws that took place:
- Tech Draw for Tech Occupations invited most, i.e. 103 candidates.
- Childcare Draw: A total of 20 ITAs were issued in this draw.
- Healthcare Draw: Applicants with experience in healthcare occupations received 17 ITAs.
- Draw for Other Priority Occupations: In this targeted draw, less than 5 invitations were issued.
These targeted draws show the province's efforts to lure and retain skilled worker applicants in key sectors, i.e. technology, childcare, healthcare, and other priority occupations. By issuing ITAs to candidates in these sectors, British Columbia has an objective to address labour market needs and contribute to the economic growth and development of the province of British Columbia, Canada.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are immigration programs designed for different provinces and territories of the maple leaf country. These programs allow Canadian provinces and territories to invite, evaluate and subsequently, nominate the skilled and talented people from abroad, who possess the skills and qualifications needed to contribute to their local economies. Almost all provinces and territories of Canada, except Quebec (Quebec has its own immigration program), has their own PNP with specific eligibility requirements and selection processes.