British Columbia PNP Draw 2024 Issues New Invitations for Permanent Residency
In the inaugural British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) draw of the new year, held on January 10, a substantial 372 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR) were issued. This draw encompassed both general and targeted categories.
Within the general BC PNP draw, spanning a diverse range of profiles, a total of 110 ITAs were extended. These invitations were distributed among candidates in the Express Entry, BC PNP Skills Immigration streams, and the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled streams.
Interestingly, a noticeable increase of 4-5 points in the cutoff score was observed across all streams in the general draw, as compared to the preceding similar round of invitations conducted on December 12, 2023.
In a more specialized approach, 113 invitations were specifically allocated to individuals with expertise as early childhood educators’ assistants or instructors, identified under NOC 42202.
For British Columbia's innovative category-based draw targeting 25 construction-related occupations, only 74 applicants received invitations.
Similarly, 75 profiles, highlighting experience in 39 healthcare-related occupations, were among the fortunate recipients of invitations to apply for permanent residency.
This draw marks a significant milestone in the BC PNP for 2024, shaping the trajectory of immigration opportunities for diverse skilled professionals in the province.
Summary of January 10 British Columbia PNP Draw
The table provides you with clear insights into the minimum score and number of invitations released by the British Columbia PNP Draw. Explore the table below to gain more insights.
List Of 25 Eligible Construction Occupations
The table below gives you clear insights into the 25 eligible construction occupations under the BC PNP skills immigration streams.
List Of 39 Eligible Healthcare-Related Occupations
The table below gives you clear insights related to the 39 eligible occupations listed under Healthcare.
List Of 35 Eligible Tech Occupations
The table below gives you clear insights into the eligible tech occupations from the British Columbia PNP draw.
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1. How much does B.C. PNP cost?
A non-refundable processing fee of $3,500 CAD is required. This fee covers the inclusion of your spouse/common-law partner and dependent children in the BC PNP application. If you are proposing a Key Staff member, an additional $1,000 CAD must be paid.
2. Can B.C. PNP be rejected?
According to the laws, the BC PNP reserves the right to reject applications from an applicant and/or employer involved in misrepresentation or fraud related to their BC PNP application for a maximum period of 2 years.
3. Is it easy to get a PNP in British Columbia?
The specific eligibility criteria for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) vary based on the stream through which a candidate applies. Typically, applicants need to possess the necessary skills, education, and work experience to make a meaningful economic contribution to the local economy of British Columbia.
4. When was the last B.C. PNP draw?
On December 19, 2023, the most recent BC PNP draw issued over 230 invitations for permanent residency (PR) in targeted draws.
5. How much CRS score is required for British Columbia PNP?
The minimum CRS score required for British Columbia PNP is 85 points.
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