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British Columbia Invites 196 Candidates through its recent PNP Draw

The new Skills Immigration draw of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Draw (BC PNP) invited 196 candidates.

British Columbia conducted the fifth Skills Immigration Draw of its Provincial Nominee Program on May 30, 2023. The BC PNP draws targeted skilled workers and international graduates, including Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) option. The BC PNP draw considered the following selection factors to issue Invitations to Apply to candidates in the Expression of Interest (EOI) pool:

  • Level, field, and place of education
  • Language proficiency
  • Work experience
  • Occupation
  • Job offer 
  • Ability to integrate and intent to settle 
  • British Columbia’s professional designations  
  • Government’s strategic priorities to boost the local labor market

British Columbia Skills Immigration draw covered the following categories to issue Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates:

  • General draw – 151 ITAs (CRS cut-off 85)
  • Targeted PNP draw (Healthcare) – 26 ITAs ( CRS cut-off 60)
  • Targeted draw (other priority occupations) – 5 ITAs (CRS cut-off 60)

BC PNP selection process

The selection process of British Columbia requires eligible candidates to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) highlighting the candidate’s education, language skills, work experience, and provincial ties to receive scores for competitive selection. British Columbia selects the top-scoring candidates through periodic BC PNP draws and issues Invitations to Apply (ITAs).

The candidates submit the final application for the final assessment. They receive provincial nomination certificates after a thorough evaluation of their information. The nomination certificate enables successful candidates to apply for permanent residency in the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  

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