British Columbia invited 336 Skilled Immigration candidates after the NOC change

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British Columbia invited the first Skilled Immigration candidates after the NOC change

On November 28, 2022, the Government of British Columbia issued new invitations under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) and invited qualified Skills Immigration candidates. In the general draw, the province invited 253 candidates. The minimum score for candidates invited to this draw was 82-105 points. In addition, British Columbia invited 49 candidates under the childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 42202). 


In the Healthcare-targeted draw, BC invited 24 candidates. Additionally, fewer than five invitations have been issued for healthcare assistants (NOC 33102) and fewer than five ITAs for other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104). In total, the province invited up to 336 candidates for this draw. In 2022, British Columbia has already issued 8,425 invitations.


On November 28, 2022 BC PNP Draw held a draw under Skills Immigration streams, and the details are given below:

DateNumber of invitationsStreamMinimum Score
November 28, 2022253Skilled worker105
November 28, 2022253Skilled Worker-EEBC option105
November 28, 2022253International Graduate105
November 28, 2022253International Graduate – EEBC option105
November 28, 2022253Entry Level and semi Skilled82
November 28, 202249Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60
November 28, 202224Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)60
November 28, 2022<5Entry Level and semi Skilled60
November 28, 2022<5Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60


Total number of candidates invited in the general draw: 253

Total number of candidates invited to health care selected draw: 83

in both draws, the total number of candidates invited: was 336

The following factors could be used to target invitations to apply to the Skills Immigration streams:

  • Education: level, the field of study, and location of completion.
  • Eligible professional designations in B.C.
  • language proficiency.
  • Occupation.
  • length and level of work experience.  
  • level of expertise.
  • want to settle in a certain area and live there.
  • Strategic priorities – factors that address specific labor market needs in B.C. or support government pilot projects and initiatives.


British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)

The Immigration Programs Branch of the Government of British Columbia manages the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), an economic immigration program.

The province can choose and nominate foreign workers, students, and entrepreneurs through the program in order to boost government initiatives, fill labor market gaps and expand the province’s economy. You and your family can apply to IRCC to become permanent residents of Canada if you are nominated.


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