British Columbia has conducted new draws aimed specifically at regions outside Metro Vancouver, issuing at least 212 invitations through multiple streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

The August 23 draws were targeted at tech, teaching and health occupations.

In the first draw, which included tech occupations, 205 invitations were issued through five BC PNP streams for skilled workers and international graduates. Minimum scores ranged from 75 to 106 points.

A further set of ‘less than 5’ invitations were issued to skilled workers and international graduates scoring at least 60 points in a draw targeting Early Childhood Educators and Assistants under NOC 4214. The number of invitations was listed as ‘less than 5’ to protect the identity of those who were invited.

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A draw targeted at Healthcare workers saw 5 invitations issued to skilled workers, international graduates and entry level and semi-skilled workers, also with a minimum score of 60 points. 

The final set of ‘less than 5’ targeted invitations went to skilled workers and international graduates under NOCs 3114 and 3213 for veterinarians and animal health technologists and veterinary technicians respectively, with a minimum score of 60.

Latest B.C. Immigration Draws

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued Description







Skilled Worker 101 205 Targeted draw: Regional 

(includes tech occupations)*

Skilled Worker – EEBC 106
International Graduate 87
International Graduate – EEBC 97
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 76
Skilled Worker, International Graduate 60 <5 Targeted draw: Regional, Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60 5 Targeted draw: Regional, Healthcare
Skilled Worker, International Graduate 60 <5 Targeted draw: Regional, other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213)


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