BC held new invitation draws and invited 185 skilled candidates

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BC held new invitation draws

On November 28, 2023, the Government of BC held new invitation draws under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) and issued invitations to apply to qualified candidates in healthcare, childcare, construction, and other priority occupations. 

In the general draw, the province invited 80 candidates. The minimum score for candidates invited to this draw was 94-116 points. 

Furthermore, BC issued 49 ITAs to candidates under the childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 42202). 

In the Healthcare-targeted draw, BC British Columbia invited 29 candidates who scored 60 points. In addition, the province invited 27 candidates working in the construction sector. 

In total, British Columbia issued 185 ITAs in this draw. This year, British Columbia has already invited 9,525 candidates.

Eligibility Requirements for Construction Workers

The following requirements must be fulfilled by construction workers in order to receive targeted invitations to apply: 

  • An employment offer for a full-time, indeterminate position in one of the top construction occupations is required.
  • You need to be in possession of a current trade certificate from SkilledTradesBC or be enrolled in training.
  • The trade certificate you possess must correspond to the job offer you received.

Construction occupations in priority

  • 22114 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists 
  • 72102 Sheet metal workers
  • 72103 Boilermakers
  • 72104 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  • 72105 Ironworkers
  • 72106 Welders and related machine operators
  • 72200 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • 72201 Industrial electricians
  • 72300 Plumbers
  • 72301 Steamfitters, pipefitters, and sprinkler system installers
  • 72302 Gas fitters
  • 72310 Carpenters
  • 72311 Cabinetmakers
  • 72320 Bricklayers
  • 72400 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • 72401 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • 72402 Heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning mechanics
  • 72500 Crane operators
  • 73100 Concrete finishers
  • 73101 Tilesetters
  • 73102 Plasterers, drywall installers finishers, and lathers
  • 73110 Roofers and Shinglers
  • 73111 Glaziers
  • 73112 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • 73113 Floor covering installers

The occupations listed above are not the only ones that are eligible for the BC PNP.  Priority occupations may receive a targeted invitation after registering.

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