Second BC PNP Draw of December Issues 197 Invitations

By Scarlett Wilson [Published 13 Dec, 2023 | 04:15 AM] 592
Second BC PNP Draw of December Issues 197 Invitations

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has issued ITAs in a new Skills Immigration draw. This was the second BC PNP draw conducted in December. The previous one was held on December 05, 2023.

The latest BC PNP draw held on December 12, 2023, saw invitations being issued to 197 Skilled Workers and International Graduates. Candidates from different streams including Childcare, Healthcare, and Construction were targeted in this latest BC PNP draw.

Stream Minimum Score Required Number of invitations issued
Draw Type
Skilled Worker 116 73General draw (includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker - EEBC option 116
International Graduate 116
International Graduate - EEBC option 116
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 95
Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 61Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
75 31Construction
60 27Healthcare
60 <5Other priority occupations (NOCs 31003, 32104)

British Columbia periodically invites candidates registered in the pool, to apply to the BC PNP. Information provided in the registrations is used to rank candidates who are most likely to meet BC’s economic and labour market needs.

British Columbia issues ITAs to eligible candidates every week, with some exceptions. The frequency, size, and date of the BC PNP latest draw - are all determined by the needs of the BC’s application inventory at the time of the invitation round.

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The BC PNP plays a pivotal role in helping support and sustain the province’s economy. The BC PNP is one of the most sought-after Canada Immigration pathways for aspiring immigrants from across the world.

There are two streams that the BC PNP is currently managing:

  • British Columbia Skills Immigration
  • British Columbia Entrepreneur Immigration

Candidates are ranked and evaluated based on the points achieved under the BC PNP points calculator. Points are assigned based on Age, Education, Work Experience, Language Proficiency, Adaptability, and Spousal Sponsorship. Candidates with the highest scores are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency to the BC PNP.

Processing times are based on the date BC PNP receives your complete application. About 80 per cent of cases will be processed within the following time frames.

Stage Estimated processing time
Application 3 months
Post-nomination request3 months
Request for review 6 months
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