British Columbia held new invitation draws and invited 161 Candidates
On November 21, 2023, the Government of British Columbia 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 tech occupations.
In the Tech draw, the province invited 93 candidates. The minimum score for candidates invited to this draw was 94 points. BC issued 27 ITAs to candidates under the childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 42202).
In the Healthcare-targeted draw, BC British Columbia invited 17 candidates who scored 60 points.
In addition, the province invited 24 candidates working in the construction sector with a minimum score of 75.
In total, British Columbia issued 161 ITAs in this draw. This year, British Columbia has already invited 9,340 candidates.
Invitations to apply for the skilled candidates in the Skills Immigration pathways may be determined by one or more of the following factors:
- Education – level, and field of education and where it was completed
- Eligible professional designations in B.C.
- Language skills
- Duration and skill level of work experience
- Wage and/or skill level of job offer
- Intent to live, work, and settle in a specific region
- Strategic priorities – factors that address specific labor market needs in B.C. or support government pilot projects and initiatives
British Columbia has started inviting candidates from the construction sector
From November 16, 2023, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) prioritized 25 construction jobs to support the Homes for People plan, addressing the province’s housing and infrastructure needs for the next five years.
Specifically, workers in selected construction roles with provincial trade qualifications will receive targeted invitations to apply, ensuring immediate contributions to British Columbia’s labor market. Valid qualifications include a certificate from SkilledTradesBC or a SkilledTradesBC-registered apprenticeship. Ministry staff are working with partners through the BC PNP to meet the construction sector‘s needs. To be eligible for targeted invitations to apply, construction workers must meet the following criteria:
- The job offer must be for a full-time, indefinite-term position in one of the priority construction occupations.
- You must have a valid trade certificate issued by SkilledTradesBC or an apprenticeship registered with them.
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