British Columbia PNP draws on 7 March 2023
The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted a regular immigration draw by issuing a total of 274 Invitations to Apply for provincial nomination.
The province opened this new BC PNP draw primarily for Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories. The BC held both general and targeted draws this time around. In a targeted draw for Tech occupations, BC PNP invited 229 candidates with tech experience.
7 March BC PNP draw result
The province also issued 26 and 13 ITAs for other main occupations, i.e. Healthcare and Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants categories, respectively.
This latest immigration draw highlights the BC PNP's pledge to meeting the specific requirements of its labour market and economic development by inviting applicants who can contribute to the province's economy.
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are a vibrant part of Canada's immigration system, allowing the country's provinces and territories to nominate overseas workers and foreign graduates for permanent residency based on their specific economic and labour market needs. The provincial programs are designed to support economic growth, address labour shortages, and promote regional development across the country.
Almost every Canadian PNP has different PNP, with unique eligibility criteria and application processes. PNPs provide an alternative route to Canadian PR visa for individuals who may not get ITAs through federal immigration programs, such as Express Entry. By luring and retaining skilled immigrants, PNPs help to address demographic challenges and support Canada's long-term economic growth.