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BC invited more than 180 skilled immigrants


BC invited more than 180 skilled immigrants

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is a Canadian immigration program that allows skilled and qualified workers to immigrate to British Columbia. The program is designed to meet the needs of the province's economy and to attract and retain foreign workers who will contribute to the province's growth.


British Columbia Invites More Than 180 Skilled Immigrants In the general draw, the province invited 147 candidates. The minimum score for candidates invited in this draw was between 78-136 points. In addition, British Columbia invited 22 candidates under the childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 4214). In the Healthcare-targeted draw, BC invited 9 candidates. Additionally, less than 5 invitations have been issued for other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213). In total, the province invited up to 183 candidates. In 2022, British Columbia has already issued 5,100 invitations.


Requirements for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

To be eligible for the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), you must first meet the basic requirements. You must:

  • be at least 18 years of age

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

  • have a valid Canadian work permit

  • demonstrate that you have the skills, education, and/or work experience required for the position you are applying for

  • be able to meet the minimum language requirements for the position

  • intend to live and work in BC

  • demonstrate that they have the financial resources to support themselves and their dependents during their stay in BC

  • have legal status in their country of residence

The BC PNP is a great way to immigrate to Canada. It provides a pathway for skilled workers and entrepreneurs to move to British Columbia and start a new life. The program has two streams: the Skills Immigration Stream and the Entrepreneur Immigration Stream. The Skills Immigration Stream is for skilled workers who have the experience and qualifications needed to fill a job in BC. The Entrepreneur Immigration Stream is for entrepreneurs who want to start or invest in a business in BC. Both streams require applicants to meet certain eligibility criteria and go through a points-based assessment. If you are successful, you will receive a nomination from the province of British Columbia, which will help you apply for permanent residence in Canada. The BC PNP is a great option for those who want to live and work in one of the most beautiful provinces in Canada.

Skilled Immigrants


A skilled immigrant is an individual who has been determined to have the skills, education, and work experience to contribute to Canada’s economy. They are also known as economic immigrants.

There are three main programs under which skilled immigrants can come to Canada: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.


Skilled immigrants are selected based on their ability to settle in Canada and take part in our economy. They are an important part of Canada’s economic success and the economic stability of remote and rural communities, for example, by providing health care and providing other services.

In addition to this economic impact, skilled immigrants bring their families and often their culture with them when they come to Canada. This can add to the diversity of our population and improve our ability to compete in a global economy.

However, the government of Canada is committed to making it easier for genuine applicants with needed skills and legal documents to immigrate, thereby improving efficiency for applications for permanent residence via Express Entry systems are processed within six months or less.


In conclusion, British Columbia has invited more than 180 skilled immigrants. If you are interested in immigrating to Canada, contact us at Mesidor Canadian Immigration Services. We would be happy to help you with the process.


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