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British Columbia Invites Overseas Candidates for PR

British Columbia recently invited more than 170 candidates to apply for permanent residency in the latest targeted draw. It issued nominations to candidates under various occupational sectors namely, teaching and healthcare workers who met the minimum eligibility criteria.  Skilled Workers, International Graduates, and Semi-Skilled and Entry-Level Workers are invited to apply for permanent residency. The province is frequent in issuing nominations to offshore candidates who meet the basic eligibility requirements stated under the PNP program of the province. The scheduled draws have been consistent in the past few months. After the last draw, they released results for their latest draw on 31 May 2022.

ITAs Issued

Lowest Cut-off


Nominated Field




Skilled Worker

General Draw (including various tech job profiles)


Skilled Worker: Express Entry British Columbia


International Graduate


International Graduate: Express Entry British Columbia


Entry Level & Semi-Skilled



Skilled Worker & International Graduate

Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 4214)



Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled Workers

Targeted draw: Healthcare



Entry Level & Semi-Skilled

Targeted Draw: Healthcare Assistants (NOC 3413)



Skilled Worker & International Graduate

Targeted draw:
Other priority occupations (NOC 3114 & NOC 3213)

About British Columbia’s Skills Immigration Pathway

This program offered by British Columbia is specially designed for skilled/semi-skilled workers needed in a high-demand occupation. There is a point-based (CRS) ranking system to get accepted under this category. The application for BCPNP is submitted online but the application for permanent residency is paper-based (offline). You must have past work experience for some job categories under this program. The benefit is much more for international graduates who recently got a degree/certificate/ diploma from a Canadian university/college as they don’t necessarily need any prior work experience for some job categories.

About British Columbia’s Express Entry Pathway

This is a much quicker way for skilled workers to enter Canada, specifically British Columbia. This program is paired with the Express Entry System of IRCC to give a chance to applicants to settle in BC. It is specially designed for the provincial nomination of British Columbia and permanent residence in Canada. The requirement for work experience completely depends upon the category for which you are applying under express entry BC.

Published Date: 1st June 2022