BC held new invitation draws under BC PNP and invited up to 197 skilled candidates

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Invitation draws under BC PNP

On December 12, 2023, the Government of British Columbia held new invitation draws under 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 73 candidates. 

The minimum score for candidates invited to this draw was 95-116 points. 

BC issued 61 ITAs to candidates under the childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 42202). 

In the Healthcare-targeted draw, BC British Columbia invited 27 candidates who scored 60 points. 

In addition, the province invited 27 candidates working in the construction sector. Furthermore, up to five invitations have been issued for other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104). 

In total, British Columbia issued up to 197 ITAs in this draw. This year, British Columbia has already invited 9,920 candidates.

Invitations to apply for the Skills Immigration streams may be targeted based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Education – the level, field, and location of education.
  • Professional designations that are eligible in B.C.
  • Language capabilities.
  • Occupation.
  • Work experience duration and skill level.
  • The wage and skill level of the job offer.
  • Intention to live, work, and settle in a particular area.
  • Strategic priorities are factors that address specific labor market needs in British Columbia or that support government pilot projects and initiatives.

Priority Healthcare occupation invited in new invitation draw of the British Columbia

  • 30010 Managers in health care
  • 31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • 31101 Specialists in surgery
  • 31102 General practitioners and family physicians
  • 31110 Dentists
  • 31112 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • 31120 Pharmacists
  • 31121 Dietitians and nutritionists
  • 31200 Psychologists
  • 31201 Chiropractors
  • 31202 Physiotherapists
  • 31203 Occupational therapists
  • 31204 Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  • 31209 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • 31300 Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • 31301 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • 31302 Nurse practitioners
  • 31303 Physician assistants, midwives, and allied health professionals
  • 32101 Licensed practical nurses
  • 32102 Paramedical occupations
  • 32103 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists, and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • 32109 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • 32110 Denturists
  • 32111 Dental hygienists and dental therapists
  • 32112 Dental technologists and technicians
  • 32120 Medical laboratory technologists
  • 32121 Medical radiation technologists
  • 32122 Medical sonographers
  • 32123 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
  • 32124 Pharmacy technicians
  • 32129 Other medical technologists and technicians
  • 32200 Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • 33100 Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  • 33101 Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
  • 33102 Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
  • 33103 Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • 41300 Social workers
  • 41301 Therapists in counseling and related specialized therapies
  • 42201 Social and community service workers

The occupations listed here are not the only ones that qualify for the BC PNP.  Priority occupations may receive a targeted invitation after registration.

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