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Latest BC PNP draw issues ITAs to 182 candidates



British Columbia conducted a new draw under its British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) – and issued Invitations to Apply (ITA) to 182 candidates. 

ITAs issued in the June 28 BC PNP draw were divided into two categories: General and Targeted. 


Here are the details of this latest BC PNP draw:

  • General Draw: A general draw that included tech occupations, saw 159 ITAs being issued through five BC PNP streams, Skilled Worker, Skilled Worker – EEBC, International Graduate, International Graduate – EEBC, and Entry-level & Semi-skilled. The minimum score requirement ranged from 75 to 110. 
  • Targeted Draw: A targeted draw that included Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 4214), saw 17 invitations being issued to Skilled Workers and International Graduates. The minimum score requirement was 60 points. 
  • Targeted Draw: Another draw, targeted at Healthcare saw 6 invitations being issued to Skilled Workers, International Graduates, and Entry-level & Semi-skilled. The minimum score requirement was 60 points. 

Launched back in 2017, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) – that allows eligible foreign nationals to become permanent residents in British Columbia. 

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The BC PNP is strategically designed to attract immigrants to areas that will benefit the province. 


The BC PNP manages several immigration programs, broadly divided into two categories:

  • British Columbia Skills Immigration
  • British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration

The BC PNP is a point-based immigration system where it uses the BC PNP points calculator to identify immigrants with relevant skills and experience – that can help support & sustain the province’s economy.

The BC PNP points calculator evaluates an immigrant’s profile based on certain factors including Age, Education, Work Experience, Language Proficiency, Adaptability, and Spousal Sponsorship. 


Candidates with the highest scores are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency in British Columbia under a BC PNP draw. 

The processing time of the BC PNP can take anywhere between 16 and 18 months. Express Entry linked BC PNP streams process applications significantly faster, i.e., in 6 months. 

Located on Canada’s west coast, British Columbia is recognized for the inimitable natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The province’s economic growth and labor force need to make it a top destination for immigration in Canada. 



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