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Updates on PNP Draw by British Columbia

Published Date: 5th May 2022

British Columbia held a recent draw inviting candidates from many different categories. More than 180 candidates were issued invitations.

In the latest draw, British Columbia issued more than 180 invitations to apply for permanent residency in the province. Invitations were issued to Skilled Workers, International Graduates, and Entry-level and Semi-Skilled Workers. Seeing a similar pattern, in this draw nominations were sent to candidates of different occupations. The province of British Columbia has been frequent with its draws in the past few months. After the last draw was conducted on 27 April 2022, they released results for their latest draw on 3 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



Skilled Worker & International Graduate

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


Skills Immigration Category: British Columbia

This program offered by British Columbia is specially designed for skilled/semi-skilled workers needed in high-demand occupations. 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.

Express Entry Category: British Columbia

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.