245 New PR Invitations sent in The Latest BC PNP Draw
- New British Columbia Draw invites 245 new applicants offering permanent residency.
- 207 invites under the general draw include applicants from Tech occupations, in Skilled Workers, and International Graduate categories.
The new BC PNP draw sent 245 fresh invites for provincial nominations offering permanent residency. Among these invites, 207 applicants are invited under the general draw, including those in tech occupations, in skilled workers, and international graduates categories, as well as the Express Entry categories.
The cut-off score for eligible candidates remains the same as in the previous draw that took place on January 24, 2023. Special stress has been placed on applicants from the tech, healthcare, and childcare occupations. The cut-off score for SI-skilled workers and international graduates is 102 while the cut-off score for candidates in an SI-Entry level or a semi-skilled occupation is 82.
Invitations sent to the other categories and their cut-off score
Number of Invitations
Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)
Targeted draw: Healthcare
How to apply
To get into the BC PNP, you will need to create an online profile. If your profile has scored more than the cut-off listed above, you will be eligible to get a provincial nomination. Your application process will generally take nearly 3 months to complete. However, you will need to file a post-nomination request if you face any of the following issues
- Your employment status changes after receiving an invitation in the draw.
- Your work permit expires in 180 days.
- Your family structure changes after receiving the invitation.
British Columbia has prioritized applicants from tech occupations like telecommunication carriers' managers, cybersecurity professionals, information and technology professionals, data scientists, computer system developers, and programmers. Civil, chemical, mechanical, and computer engineers (except software) have also been invited to apply. The BC PNP has also shown interest in inviting mathematicians, statisticians, physicists, etc. for permanent residency.
The care economy stream for the healthcare professionals in the BC PNP includes occupations such as healthcare managers, nurse practitioners, psychologists, counselors, therapists, dentists, physiotherapists, etc. Due to the recent shortage of workers in many provinces of Canada, the provincial nominee programs have become more welcoming, as they are inviting large numbers of international workers from various fields.
Want to work in Canada?
The latest draw by British Columbia has showcased the common trend seen in the latest invites sent by various provinces. The authorities are mostly inviting tech workers and healthcare workers for permanent residency. This trend further proves that it will be a lot easier to get a permanent residency in Canada if you are a tech or healthcare professional. So if you are from these professions and meet all the requirements you can apply for the BC PNP. Book your free consultation with GetGIS today and get total assistance for all your immigration-related needs.