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BC PNP Draw 2023

February 28, 2023 – The BC PNP Draw (British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program) issued 169 invitations for permanent residency (PR).

This BC PNP draw was aimed at Tech and Healthcare occupations/NOC codes.

The majority of invites, 145 in total, were addressed to 35 Tech NOC codes. The remaining went to profiles created with childcare and healthcare occupations.

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These invites were granted through the Skilled Worker and International Graduate streams, as well as the Express Entry options of BC PNP.

When compared to the most recent targeted BC PNP draw on February 14, 2023, the minimum cut off score remained same at 83.

The cut-off score and number of invites in today’s draw are broken down below:

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Number of Invites Category Minimum Cut Off Score Description
145 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 83 Tech Occupations
18 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 55 Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
6 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 55 Targeted draw: Healthcare

BC PNP Draw: 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).

BC PNP Draw: 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

Processing Time For BC PNP:

The processing period for 80% of British Columbia PNP applications is estimated to be 3 months.

These processing periods begin when the BC PNP receives a complete application upon nomination.

Nevertheless, chosen profiles/candidates in a BC PNP stream may be required to submit a request after nomination in case of any of below listed scenarios:

  • Change in employment status after receiving the invite in a draw.
  • Expiry of the work permit is within 180 days of receiving the BC PNP nomination.
  • If applicant has a change in the family structure.

How To Be Eligible for BC PNP Draw:

Candidates who are eligible can build an online profile with BC PNP here.

After an online profile is created, it is eligible to be invited to one of the next BC PNP draws based on the total points earned according to the BC PNP scoring matrix.

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Go here for additional information on how to determine your eligibility for the various streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)


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Gagandeep Kaur Sekhon moved to Canada in 2010 on a study visa. She navigated through the ups and downs of her student life and gained her permanent residency in 2015. Today, she is a proud Canadian citizen residing in Calgary, Alberta. She is mother of 2 beautiful daughters and making her difference through writing and guidance at INC – Immigration News Canada.

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