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On the 6th of June, 2023, a new Skills Immigration selection round was facilitated by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), which resulted in a total of 162 invitations being extended to suitable candidates in the BC PNP pool.
This marked the initial Skills Immigration selection round held by British Columbia in the month of June. Below are the detailed results:
BC PNP Skilled Immigrants Invitations Category
Tech Draw Category
In this category, a total of 112 invitations were sent out. The nominees selected were Skilled Workers, International Graduates (including those with an EEBC option), and Entry-Level & Semi-Skilled individuals. The lowest score required was 90.
Targeted Draw (Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)) Category
For this particular category, 24 invitations were sent to Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including those with an EEBC option). A score of at least 60 was necessary to be considered.
Targeted Draw (Healthcare) Category
This category saw 21 invitations being issued to Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including those with an EEBC option). A minimum score of 60 was essential.
Targeted Draw (Other Priority Occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)) Category
A total of 5 invitations were issued under this category to Skilled Workers and International Graduates (including those with an EEBC option). The minimum score required was 60.
The BC PNP routinely issues invitations to eligible candidates, usually on a weekly basis, though there are occasional deviations. The timing, scale, and occurrence of future BC PNP selection rounds hinge upon the demands of the BC PNP application inventory.
BC PNP’s Skills Immigration Stream
In regards to the BC PNP’s Skills Immigration Stream, this is a suite of immigration pathways operated under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP). This Skills Immigration stream of BC PNP enables skilled workers and international graduates with the necessary skills and experience to contribute effectively to the BC economy to receive an invitation to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence.
The BC PNP Skills Immigration Stream incorporates the following pathways:
- BC Skilled Worker
- BC Healthcare Professional
- BC International Graduate
- BC International Post-Graduate
- BC Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker
However, it’s crucial to understand that the BC PNP is quite competitive, and meeting the eligibility requirements does not assure a nomination. Therefore, it is important to make your application as strong as possible, supplying all the necessary documentation, and presenting your skills and experience in the most favorable light.