BC-PNP Tech Draw Invites 208 Immigrants to British Columbia

BC-PNP Tech Draw Invites 208 Immigrants to British Columbia

BC-PNP Tech Draw Invites 208 Immigrants to British Columbia On September 26, 2023, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC-PNP) held two draws as part of its efforts under the Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) programs. These draws were aimed at welcoming professionals from the tech industry, as well as individuals in healthcare, education, and other designated fields.

A total of 208 skilled workers were selected for the path to Canadian permanent residence through British Columbia. The details of these draws, including the number of invitations issued and the minimum score requirements for each category, are as follows:

In Draw 1, known as the BCPNP Tech Draw, 127 invitations were issued. The minimum score required for each stream was 90, whether for SI – Skilled Worker, EEBC – Skilled Worker, SI – International Graduate, or EEBC – International Graduate.

Draw 2, a Targeted Draw, focused on the occupation of Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 42202). In this draw, 49 invitations were sent, and the minimum score was set at 60.

Draw 3, another Targeted Draw, targeted the healthcare sector. Across categories like SI – Skilled Worker, EEBC – Skilled Worker, SI – International Graduate, and EEBC – International Graduate, 28 invitations were issued, with a minimum score requirement of 60.

Lastly, Draw 4, also a Targeted Draw, was aimed at Other Priority Occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104). In this case, fewer than 5 invitations were sent out, and the minimum score remained at 60.

For those interested in applying through the BC PNP Tech Stream, the application process has been simplified. Here’s a straightforward guide:

Step 1: Eligibility Check

Start by confirming if you meet the eligibility criteria for your chosen BC PNP category.

Step 2: Registration

Create an online profile and register on the BC PNP Online portal. This registration serves as an Expression of Interest (EOI) to apply to the BC PNP. Your registration will receive a score based on the provided information.

Step 3: Receiving an Invitation

Periodically, BC PNP will send out Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to registered candidates, allowing them to formally apply. These ITAs may focus on specific factors like employment region or profession.

Step 4: Completing the Application

Upon receiving an ITA, submit a comprehensive online application within 30 days. Note that there is a government fee of $1,150 CAD.

Step 5: Application Review

BC PNP will thoroughly review your application to determine eligibility and suitability.

Step 6: Nomination and More

Successful applicants receive a nomination by BC PNP, which can be used to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Some may also receive a work permit support letter for a work permit application or renewal.

For certain categories like Health Worker or International Post-Graduate, direct application without prior registration is an option.

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