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Latest BC PNP Draw Invites 175 Applicants For PR

Last Updated On 5 April 2023, 9:47 AM EDT (Toronto Time)

On April 4, 2023 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program – BC PNP Draw issued 175 invitations for permanent residency (PR).

152 invites were sent under the general BC PNP Draw considering all the profiles under 5 streams. This general draw also considered Tech occupations.

Cut off score increased by 2 points for Skilled Workers streams under Express Entry and Skills Immigration, as compared to last similar BC PNP Draw.

BC PNP Draw Summary

StreamCut Off Score
Skills Immigration (SI) Skilled Workers – Eligibility103
Skills Immigration (SI) International Graduates – Eligibility106
Skills Immigration (SI) Entry Level & Semi-Skilled – Eligibility85
Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) Skilled Workers – Eligibility101
Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC) – International Graduates – Eligibility106

17 invitations were sent targeted at NOC 42202 – Early Childhood Educators and Assistants, to the profiles having a score of 60 or above.

Only 6 PR invites were sent targeted at healthcare occupations having a score of 60 and above.

Number of invitationsStreamCut OffNotes
34Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw at NOC 42202 – Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants
17Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw at Healthcare occupations
BC PNP Healthcare occupations
  • 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 counselling and related specialized therapies
  • 42201 Social and community service workers
BC PNP Tech Occupations
  • 10030 Telecommunication carriers managers
  • 20012 Computer and information systems managers
  • 21100 Physicists and astronomers
  • 21210 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • 21211 Data scientists
  • 21220 Cybersecurity specialists
  • 21221 Business systems specialists
  • 21222 Information systems specialists
  • 21223 Database analysts and data administrators
  • 21230 Computer systems developers and programmers
  • 21231 Software engineers and designers
  • 21232 Software developers and programmers
  • 21233 Web designers
  • 21234 Web developers and programmers
  • 21300 Civil engineers
  • 21301 Mechanical engineers
  • 21310 Electrical and electronics engineers
  • 21311 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • 21320 Chemical engineers
  • 21399 Other professional engineers
  • 22110 Biological technologists and technicians
  • 22220 Computer network and web technicians
  • 22221 User support technicians
  • 22222 Information systems testing technicians
  • 22310 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  • 22312 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • 50011 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
  • 51111 Authors and writers (except technical)
  • 51112 Technical writers
  • 51120 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
  • 52119 Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
  • 52112 Broadcast technicians
  • 52113 Audio and video recording technicians
  • 52120 Graphic designers and illustrators
  • 53111 Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators

What is the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)?

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is an economic immigration program run by the British Columbia government’s Immigration Department.

The program allows the province to choose and nominate foreign employees, international students, and entrepreneurs to assist in meeting labour market demands, supporting government initiatives, and growing the economy.

If you and your family are chosen and nominated in one of the draws, you and your family can apply to the Immigration and Refugee Council of Canada (IRCC) to become permanent residents of Canada.

Click here for more information on different streams of British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

What is the processing time for BC PNP?

The processing period for BC PNP Skills Immigration is projected to be 3 months.

These processing dates are based on 80% of the files and begin the day we receive your complete application.

What are the BC PNP Skills Immigration fees?

The application processing cost for BC PNP Skills Immigration is $1,150. Moreover, a review fee of $500 is requested.

Please keep in mind that there is no cost to create your online profile with BC PNP.


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