BC issued 192 ITAs in the latest skilled workers and entrepreneur draws

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Entrepreneur draws

On September 12, 2023, British Columbia issued new invitations to the Skilled Workers and Entrepreneur draws. BC PNP) issued 192 invites to skilled workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs, demonstrating the province’s commitment to accepting people with varying skills and talents. The province invited 183 skilled candidates with a score of 60-88 points. BCPNP invited five candidates in the Base Category of the Entrepreneur Stream and fewer than five candidates in the Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot category with a minimum score of 126.

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BC’s latest Skills Immigration Draw results

British Columbia issued new invitations in the Skilled Worker – International Graduate categories, Childcare-targeted draws, and the Healthcare-targeted draw. The province invited 183 candidates with a score of 60-88 points. Including this draw, in 2023, British Columbia has already issued 7,418 invitations.

Skilled Worker – International Graduate categories 

Skilled Worker – International Graduate categories of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). In the Tech-targeted draw, BC issued 133 invitations with a minimum score of 88 points. 

Childcare-targeted draw

In the Childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 42202), the province invited 36 candidates who scored 60 points. 

Healthcare-targeted draw

In the Healthcare-targeted draw, the province issued 14 invitations. The province invited 183 candidates with a score of 60-88 points. 

British Columbia’s Latest Entrepreneur Draws results

On September 12, 2023, British Columbia held new Entrepreneur Draws for business candidates in the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). 

BCPNP invited five candidates in the Base Category of the Entrepreneur Stream. The lowest score of this round was 118 points, one point more than it was in the previous draw. 

In addition, the province invited fewer than five candidates in the Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot category with a minimum score of 126. 

The maximum points in the Entrepreneur Stream grid are 200. Candidates can get 120 points for self-declared factors such as Experience & ownership, Net Worth, Investment, etc. 

Another 80 points are given for the business concept. British Columbia issued 7,418 invitations this year, including up to 74 entrepreneurs.

BC PNP Draws in 2023

 

How long does the BC PNP processing take?

The processing times represent how long it takes us to process applications to the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Programme (BC PNP). Program processing times start on the date your complete application is received and are based on 80% of cases. Processing times may vary depending on program capacity. Processing times could be as follows:

  • For skills, immigration processing estimated time is 3 months
  • For the Post-nomination requests estimated time is 3 months
  • The processing time for a permanent residence application would vary and could take anywhere from 9 to 18 months.

What are the eligibility requirements for BC skills immigration?

To be eligible for the skills immigration stream, you must: 

  • have accepted a full-time, indeterminate work offer from a B.C. company (the job offer cannot be temporary or have a set expiration date). A skilled occupation (NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3) is required. 
  • be qualified to fulfill the responsibilities of the job.
  • having two years of full-time (or full-time equivalent) experience in any skilled occupation (NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3).
  • Demonstrate your ability to support yourself and your dependents.
  • Have legal immigration status in Canada or be eligible for it.
  • Meet the minimum language requirements for NOC TEER 2 or 3 occupations.
  • have a salary offer that is comparable with B.C. wage rates for the occupation.

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