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British Columbia PNP sent 211 invites for PR in a new draw held on January 4, 2023

British Columbia invited 211 applicants to apply for Canadian permanent residency (PR) in a new immigration draw on January 4, 2023.

A total of 163 invites to apply for a provincial nomination were issued to candidates through four streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in a General draw (including tech occupations). Additional 48 invitations went to candidates in the Healthcare, and Childcare educators and assistants.

Category Number of invitations Stream Minimum score
General draw (includes tech occupations) 163 Skilled worker 105
Skilled Worker- EEBC option 105
International Graduate 105
International Graduate- EEBC option 105
Entry level and Semi-Skilled 82
Targeted draw: Childcare: early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) 28 Skilled worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60
Targeted draw: Healthcare 20 Skilled worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a fast-track pathway for high-demand skilled foreign workers to gain permanent residency and immigrate directly to British Columbia.

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified candidates with a valid profile in the Federal Express Entry system. The Skills Immigration Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province.

In order to receive an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination under one of these two streams, candidates need to first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Express Entry candidates, whose applications get approved by BCPNP, will automatically receive additional 600 points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores. This effectively guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.

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