BC invited up to 192 candidates in the new BC PNP draw

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new BC PNP draw

In the new BC PNP draw that was held on January 17, 2023, the Government of British Columbia issued new invitations under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program and invited qualified Skills and Immigration candidates. In the general draw, the province invited 154 candidates. The minimum score for candidates invited to this draw was 82-105 points. 


The province issued 18 ITAs to candidates under the childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 42202). In the Healthcare-targeted draw, BC invited 15 candidates. Additionally, fewer than 5 invitations have been issued for other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104). In total, the province invited up to 192 candidates for this draw. This year, British Columbia has already issued 553 invitations.


Details of the New BC PNP draw

The details for the third British Columbia PNP draw, which took place in January 2023, may be found in the table below:



Minimum Score
January 17, 2023    154Skilled Worker   105
January 17, 2023   154Skilled Worker – EEBC option   105
January 17, 2023   154International Graduate   105
January 17, 2023   154International Graduate – EEBC option   105
January 17, 2023   154Entry Level and Semi-Skilled    82
January 17, 2023    18Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)    60
January 17, 2023    15Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)    60
January 17, 2023     5Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)   60


What is BC PNP Skilled Worker stream Eligibility? 

The growing economy of British Columbia needs experienced and knowledgeable people. Workers in professional, management, technical, trade, or other skilled occupations can get permanent residency in British Columbia through the Skilled Worker stream.


To be eligible for this stream, You must: 

  • having accepted a full-time, indeterminate work offer from a B.C. employer (the offer cannot be temporary or have a set expiry date). A skilled occupation (NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3) must be the type of work being done
  • be able to carry out the job’s duties
  • have at least two years of full-time work experience (or work experience equivalent to full-time) in any skilled occupation (NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3)
  • show your ability to care for yourself and your dependents.
  • have legal immigration status in Canada, or be eligible to apply for it
  • Meet the minimum language requirements for NOC TEER 2 or 3 occupations
  • a pay offer that is in line with the occupation’s earning rates in British Columbia.


Also, Read our Blog: British Columbia issued 150 invitations in the new BC PNP draws


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