The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) held its scheduled weekly draws. It resulted in inviting tech workers, healthcare professionals, early childhood educators, and skilled workers or international graduates from other targeted occupations to apply for provincial nominations under two separate rounds of invitation draws.
September 7 BC PNP Tech draws nominated over 369 profiles to apply for provincial nominations and eventually qualify for Canada permanent residency.
Latest BC PNP Draws Highlight
September 7 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) draws required the minimum Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS) score range from 71 for Entry Level and Semi-Skilled workers, to 95 for candidates in the Skilled Worker with Express Entry (EEBC) category.
SIRS is similar to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), however, applied only to British Columbia PNP nomination draws.
The regional draw targeted profiles with tech occupations & job offers outside Metro Vancouver Regional District. Other criteria for receiving invites include:
- Education – level and field of education and where it was completed
- 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
BC PNP also held occupation-specific draws to target selected profiles under in-demand occupations:
- 8 early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) with scores of at least 60 points.
- Healthcare workers with scores of at least 60 points.
Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility.
Qualify for Upcoming BC PNP Draws
Some in-demand tech occupations include:
- Web designers & developers,
- Graphic designers, illustrators,
- Software engineers and designers,
- Civil Engineers,
- Mechanical Engineers,
- Chemical Engineers,
- Software Engineers,
- Tech Managers,
- Media technicians,
- Writers/Editors etc.
The Provincial Nominee Program gives interested aspirants a chance to live and work in British Columbia and eventually find a path to Canada permanent residency.
Interested candidates must register with the Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS) and have their profiles assessed and evaluated based on age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and others.
Invited candidates will need to submit a complete application within the next 30 days. The province processes most tech applications within two to three months.
A successful provincial nomination will guarantee an invitation to apply for Canada permanent residency in subsequent federal nomination draws. It is because 600 points get added to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score linked to your Express Entry profile.
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Canada is expecting to admit over 800,000 new immigrants over the next three years through economic-class programs like Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs, or the Quebec programs.
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