British Columbia Declared the Second Weekly Draw of the Month

Aug 12,2022

British Columbia Declared the Second Weekly Draw of the Month

British Columbia province has declared its second Weekly BCPNP draw of the Month. The latest draw has invited 160+ candidates. The draw was held for the General category. It is also considered tech-oriented occupations, early childhood and health-oriented occupations. The draw cut-off was declared in between a range of 105 to 76 points. Whereas, the occupation-specific draw was held at 60 points.

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Latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) Draw

General Draw

Date Number of


Category Minimum Score Targeted Occupations
August 10, 2022 155 Skilled Worker 105 Targeted draw: Regional

(includes tech occupations)*

09 Skilled Worker – EEBC option 114
<05 International Graduate 87
International Graduate – EEBC option 97
<05 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 76

Occupation Oriented Draw

Date Number of


Category Minimum Score Targeted Occupations
August 3, 2022 5 Skilled Worker, International Graduate

(includes EEBC option)

Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
<05 Skilled Worker, International Graduate,

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

(includes EEBC option)

60 Targeted draw: Healthcare

(unless listed below)

<05 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)
<05 Skilled Worker, International Graduate

(includes EEBC option)

Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213)

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Highlights of the Latest BCPNP Draw

  • The two categories of the BCPNP have declared the nomination draws and invited 160+ candidates.
  • The first weekly draw was held on tech-oriented occupations. As per the hierarchy, this draw has considered general and tech occupations both.
  • Apart from this, the draw has also nominated early childhood educators and health-oriented workers as well.
  • The general and tech-oriented occupations draw issued the nominations letters to 155 overseas candidates.
  • On the other side, 31+ invitations are issued under the targeted draw occupations.
  • Whereas, 5+ candidates have received the nomination from the occupations-based draw.

Introduction of BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

The province has introduced the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) as an economic immigration program. The purpose of the program is to attract skilled migrants and international students from across the world because the province is facing a huge labour market shortage. In addition, the province is looking to enhance skilled workers’ contribution to the economic development of the province.

Skills Immigration Categories

Before proceeding to the BCPNP program, you need to identify the program categories and based on you will need to identify the requirement. Here are the Skilled Immigration Programs categories of BCPNP.

  • Skilled Worker
  • Health Authority
  • International Graduate
  • International Post-Graduate
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (including employment in the Northeast Development Region of B.C.)

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What is the Skilled Immigration Stream and Express Entry BC?

The province is providing an access to province-based employers to recruit workers and recent graduates based on their skills, education, and experience (if any). SI including EEBC is basically a tool that supports employers to identify the talent which they are looking for.

Selection Criteria to Get Nominated for BCPNP

  • Candidates are required to have an intermediate, full-time job offer from any British Columbian employer. OR
  • Candidates must be graduated recently from any Canadian post-secondary institution and have an intermediate, full-time job offer from the provincial employer. OR
  • Candidates are also eligible without the job offer, if they have completed certain postgraduate degrees from province-based universities.
  • Based on the approval of your provincial nomination candidates can Apply for the Canada Permanent Residency under the Provincial Nominee Class.

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