British Columbia held its PNP draws on February 14, 2023. The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to about 237 candidates.
BC PNP Tech Draw
The Tech Draw issued invitations to 237 candidates. These were from International Graduate (also includes the EEBC option) and Skilled Worker categories. The minimum CRS threshold was 83.
BC PNP Targeted Draw
The Targeted Draw category of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program invited 54 candidates for provincial nomination. The candidates were from various occupation categories like priority, healthcare, and childcare. The minimum CRS score for these candidates was 55. Here are the details:
- Childcare – Number of ITAs 29
- Healthcare – Number of ITAs 20
- Other Priority Occupations- Number of ITAs 5
British Columbia is the leading province in Canada. It conducts its Provincial Nominee Program in collaboration with the federal government of Canada to select candidates for permanent residence. These candidates are eligible to become permanent residents after approval by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Candidates receive invitations to apply by satisfying these selection criteria:
- Level, place, and field of education
- Professional qualifications
- Language skills
- Work experience
- Intent to settle in British Columbia
- Provincial priorities
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program operates Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur Immigration streams to select candidates to meet its economic and labor market needs.