British Columbia will be inviting at least 274 foreign nationals to apply for immigration through multiple streams of its British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.
In the March 7 draw conducted on Tuesday this week, the province chose to invite foreign nationals to apply from two categories.
British Columbia draws an attempt to bring in more tech, healthcare and childcare workers
There was a general draw which included tech occupations and two targeted draws, one for healthcare workers and the other for childcare workers with the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code of 42202, early childhood educators and assistants.
In the general draw, the province will be issuing invitations under the Skilled Worker program, including the Express Entry BC category, with a minimum score of 100.
The general draw also includes invitations under the International Graduate program, including the Express Entry BC category, to those with a minimum score of 105 and to applicants under the Entry Level and Semi-Skilled programs with a minimum score of 85.
The tech draw includes at least 26 invitations to apply under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate programs, including the Express Entry BC category with a minimum score of 60 for childcare workers.
In its bid to bring international healthcare workers to the province, the tech draw is also to include at least 19 applications under the Skilled Worker and International Graduate programs, including the Express Entry BC option with a minimum score of 60.
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