British Columbia Targeted PNP draws on 30 March 2023
On March 30, 2023, British Columbia PNP held targeted draws to invite 216 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. The province targeted key occupations, including Tech, Healthcare, and Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202).
In the first targeted draw, BC issued 165 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for provincial nomination to the candidates with experience in Tech occupations. This draw specially targeted skilled workers in the tech industry.
Moreover, the province also invited 23 candidates each in the targeted draws for Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) and for Healthcare occupations. All these immigration draws of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) were aimed at addressing the shortage of skilled workers in the relevant fields and encouraging immigrants with the essential skills to settle in BC.
Largely, the targeted draws are part of the BC’s efforts to draw and retain skilled workers and professionals to support its economic growth and development.
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)
The BC PNP is an immigration program that allows Canadian province British Columbia to nominate suitable applicants Canadian permanent residency.
The BC PNP is designed to appeal and retain skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and other persons who can contribute to the BC’s economic growth. The program is divided into various streams, each with its own eligibility parameters and application process. The key streams of the BC PNP include:
- Skills Immigration - for skilled and semi-skilled workers in high-demand occupations.
- Express Entry BC - for candidates who have already created a profile in the federal Express Entry system and meet the eligibility criteria for one of the Skills Immigration streams.
- Entrepreneur Immigration - for individuals who are willing to invest in and managing a business in British Columbia.
- Tech Pilot - for tech workers who have employments offers from eligible BC employers in the tech sector.
To apply for the British Columbia PNP, you need to fulfil the eligibility criteria for the stream you are applying for and submit an online application. If your application is accepted, you will get a nomination from the province, which will allow you to apply for PR visa with the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).