March 28, 2023

Latest BC PNP Draw 2023 Sent More Than 240 New PR Invites


Today (February 22, 2023), the BC PNP Draw (British Columbia) sent more than 240 invitations for permanent residence (PR).

203 applications were invited under the General Draw (inclusive of Tech NOCs), as well as the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories including the Express Entry categories.

As compared to the previous BC PNP general draw on February 7, 2023, the minimum cut off score reduces by just 1 point for Skilled Worker categories, but increases by 1 point for International Graduate categories.

Furthermore, cut off score increases by 3 points for Entry Level and Semi-Skilled categories to 85 points.

The following is a breakdown of the cut off score in today’s draw:

The remaining invites were sent to the categories listed below as part of the Targeted draw.

Number of Invitations Category Minimum Score Description
18 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)


Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
20 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)


Targeted draw: Healthcare
<5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)

BC PNP Tech Occupations

  • 10030 Telecommunication carriers managers
  • 20012 Computer and information systems managers
  • 21100 Physicists and astronomers
  • 21210 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • 21211 Data scientists
  • 21220 Cybersecurity specialists
  • 21221 Business systems specialists
  • 21222 Information systems specialists
  • 21223 Database analysts and data administrators
  • 21230 Computer systems developers and programmers
  • 21231 Software engineers and designers
  • 21232 Software developers and programmers
  • 21233 Web designers
  • 21234 Web developers and programmers
  • 21300 Civil engineers
  • 21301 Mechanical engineers
  • 21310 Electrical and electronics engineers
  • 21311 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • 21320 Chemical engineers
  • 21399 Other professional engineers
  • 22110 Biological technologists and technicians
  • 22220 Computer network and web technicians
  • 22221 User support technicians
  • 22222 Information systems testing technicians
  • 22310 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  • 50011 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
  • 22312 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • 51111 Authors and writers (except technical)
  • 51112 Technical writers
  • 51120 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
  • 52119 Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
  • 52112 Broadcast technicians
  • 52113 Audio and video recording technicians
  • 52120 Graphic designers and illustrators
  • 53111 Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators

Care economy: Healthcare occupations

  • 30010 Managers in health care
  • 31300 Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • 31301 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • 31102 General practitioners and family physicians
  • 31110 Dentists
  • 31201 Chiropractors
  • 31120 Pharmacists
  • 31121 Dietitians and nutritionists
  • 31112 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • 31203 Occupational therapists
  • 32120 Medical laboratory technologists
  • 32103 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • 32121 Medical radiation technologists
  • 32122 Medical sonographers
  • 32123 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
  • 32110 Denturists
  • 32111 Dental hygienists and dental therapists
  • 32101 Licensed practical nurses
  • 32102 Paramedical occupations
  • 41300 Social workers
  • 42201 Social and community service workers
  • 31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • 31101 Specialists in surgery
  • 31302 Nurse practitioners
  • 31303 Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
  • 32103 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • 31209 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • 31202 Physiotherapists
  • 31204 Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  • 32120 Medical laboratory technologists
  • 32129 Other medical technologists and technicians
  • 32112 Dental technologists and technicians
  • 32200 Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • 32109 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • 33100 Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  • 31200 Psychologists
  • 41301 Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies
  • 33102 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (only health care assistants / health care aides are eligible under NOC 33102).

How To Apply:

If you are qualify for one of the BC PNP categories listed above, you may create an online profile here.

Then, you are eligible to receive an invitation in one of the BC PNP draws, if your score exceeds the cut-off.

In addition, visit here for further information on the BC PNP and eligibility criteria.

Processing Time:

Estimated processing time for 80% of the applications is 3 months.

Furthermore, this processing times are from the date your complete application is submitted after nomination.

However, you may need to submit post-nomination request, if any of the following applies to you:

  • There is change in your employment status after receiving an invitation in the draw.
  • Your work permit will expire within 180 days receiving the nomination.
  • Also, if your family structure changes.

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