British Columbia Conducts New Invitation Rounds Under the BC PNP

Author: John Black | | Categories: British Columbia

New Invitation Rounds

On June 11, 2024, the Government of British Columbia conducted new invitation rounds under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP). The province issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to skilled candidates across various sectors, including the general draw and targeted draws for healthcare, childcare, and construction occupations.

Details of the New Invitation Rounds Under the BC PNP

As of this latest draw, British Columbia has issued a total of 3,381 ITAs in 2024. This robust number reflects the province’s ongoing efforts to attract and retain skilled professionals across various sectors, ensuring sustained economic growth and community development. Details of the new invitation rounds under BC PNP are given below:

General Draw:  In the general draw, British Columbia extended invitations to 39 candidates. To qualify, these candidates needed a minimum score of 110 points. This rigorous selection process ensures that only highly skilled professionals are invited to contribute to the province’s economic growth.

Childcare-Targeted Draw:  The province also held a targeted draw for early childhood educators, classified under NOC 42202. In this round, six ITAs were issued. This initiative highlights British Columbia’s ongoing commitment to strengthening its childcare sector by attracting qualified early childhood educators.

Healthcare-Targeted Draw: In the healthcare-targeted draw, twelve candidates received invitations. These candidates, scoring a minimum of 102 points, are part of British Columbia’s strategic plan to address the growing demand for healthcare professionals. This targeted approach is crucial for enhancing the province’s healthcare system.

Construction Sector Draw: Additionally, nine invitations were issued to candidates working in the construction sector. This draw is part of British Columbia’s effort to support the province’s booming construction industry, ensuring that it has the skilled workforce required to meet its development goals.

Why BC PNP is a Preferred Choice?

The BC PNP continues to be a preferred pathway for skilled immigrants due to its targeted approach and the opportunities it presents. By focusing on specific sectors such as healthcare, childcare, and construction, the program not only addresses current labor market needs but also helps in building a resilient economy.

Targeted invitations to apply to the Skills Immigration streams may be based on 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
  • Occupation
  • 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

The June 11, 2024, draws under the BC PNP signify British Columbia’s proactive approach in inviting skilled professionals to meet the province’s labor market demands. With a total of 66 ITAs issued across various sectors, the province continues to demonstrate its commitment to fostering a dynamic and inclusive workforce.

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