British Columbia has conducted new draws, issuing at least 273 invitations through multiple streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

The January 24 draws were split into three categories: general, targeted and entrepreneur.

In the general draw, which included tech occupations, 221 invitations were issued through five BC PNP streams for skilled workers and international graduates. Minimum scores ranged from 82 to 102 points.

In the targeted draw, a further 31 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 42202.

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A draw targeted at Healthcare workers saw 18 invitations issued to skilled workers, international graduates and entry level and semi-skilled workers, also with a minimum score of 60 points.

A further set of ‘less than 5’ targeted invitations went to skilled workers and international graduates under NOCs 31103 and 32104 for veterinarians and animal health technologists and veterinary technicians respectively, with a minimum score of 60. The number of invitations was listed as ‘less than 5’ to protect the identity of those who were invited.

The Entrepreneur Stream draws saw the province issued ‘less than 5’ invitations through two streams. The general category required a minimum score of 115 points and the regional pilot category required 129 points.

Latest B.C. Immigration Draws

General Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued Description
24-01-23 Skilled Worker 102 221 General draw (includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker – EEBC 102
International Graduate 102
International Graduate – EEBC 102
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 82

Targeted Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued Description
24-01-23 Skilled Worker, International Graduate 60 31 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 42202)
Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60 18 Targeted draw: Healthcare
Skilled Worker, International Graduate 60 <5 Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)

B.C. Entrepreneur Stream Draw

Date Stream Minimum Score Invitations Issued
24-01-23 Entrepreneur Immigration General Category 115 <5
Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot 129 <5


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