BC PNP Draw: 230 Skilled Workers Invited in British Columbia.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) recently held a draw on August 22, 2023, to target a variety of immigration streams. The draw focused on occupations that are in high demand in Canada, as determined by the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

The fourth British Columbia PNP draw of August will invite applications from eligible individuals in high-demand occupations such as technology, healthcare, childcare, and others. The draw will include 230 express entry applications categorized as Skilled Worker, Skilled Worker – EEBC option, International Graduate, International Graduate – EEBC option, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled for general as well as targeted occupations. The minimum CRS cutoff varies depending on the stream that candidates applied to. Candidates who receive invitations to apply (ITAs) must meet the eligibility criteria.

Check out the table below for the exact number of invitations and CRS score required for specific occupations targeted in the latest BC PNP Draw.

August 22, 2023169Skilled Worker106General draw (includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option106
International Graduate109
International Graduate – EEBC option109
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled88
33Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)60Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
2360Targeted draw: Healthcare
Less than 560Targeted draw:Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)

The BC PNP has been on a roll this August, inviting over 409 people to apply for Canadian permanent residence under the skilled worker program. In the last draw on August 9, 2023, 195 applicants got an invitation to apply (ITA). Both Skilled Workers and Entrepreneur Stream candidates were invited in this draw.

British Columbia PNP Draw Focuses on These Targeted Occupations

Tech Occupations

BC PNP Tech Draw has been a huge success, helping over 6,000 tech workers become permanent residents since it launched in May 2017. This program is a big help for B.C., as it attracts and retains the skilled workers it needs to grow its tech sector.

  • 10030 Telecommunication carriers managers
  • 20012 Computer and information systems managers
  • 21100 Physicists and astronomers
  • 21210 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • 21211 Data scientists
  • 21220 Cyber Security 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

Healthcare Professions

To be eligible to apply for Canada PR as a nurse, doctor, mental nurse, or other relevant medical professional, you need to have a qualifying job offer and a certain number of years of experience in the healthcare sector.

  • 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

Childcare Occupations

  • 42202 Early childhood educators and assistants

Other Priority Occupations

  • 31103 Veterinarians
  • 32104 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
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