The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited around 155 immigration candidates through four targeted- draws on April 12.
The invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency (PR) were issued to candidates with experience in BC’s priority occupations – tech, healthcare, childcare, & others.
Distribution of invitations
|Targeted Draw||Immigration Category||Number of Invitations||Minimum Score|
|Tech Occupations||Skilled Worker, International Graduate||124||87|
|Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)||Skilled Worker, International Graduate||24||70|
|Healthcare Occupations||Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled||7||70|
|Other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213)||Skilled Worker, International Graduate||<5||70|
In first BC Tech draw, a total of 124 tech candidates were invited through one of BC PNP’s Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories. These candidates needed a minimum provincial score of 87.
BC PNP also held three draws for candidates in targeted occupations. A total of 24 early childhood educators and assistants, and 7 healthcare professionals with minimum provincial score of 70, received invites in these draws.
The province also issued 5 invitations to veterinarians and animal health technologists and veterinary technicians. In order to be invited, these candidates were also required to have scores of at least 70.
The BC PNP
The BC PNP offers a fast-track pathway for high-demand skilled foreign workers to get a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency and immigrate to Canada.
The BC PNP has two immigration categories for the skilled workers – Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration (SI). The EEBC stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified immigration candidates from the Federal Express Entry pool.
The Skills Immigration (SI) Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers with the skills, experience, and qualifications needed by employers in British Columbia.
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