Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
British Columbia has invited skilled candidates under the BCPNP
On August 16, 2022, the government of British Columbia issued new invitations under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) and invited qualified skilled candidates, including Tech workers to apply for provincial nomination. In the General draw, BC issued 177 invitations, with a minimum score of 78 points. In the Childcare-targeted draw for early childhood educators (NOC 4214), the province invited 26 candidates.
Additionally, 15 invitations have been issued for healthcare workers and 5 invitations for healthcare assistants (NOC 3413). The minimum score for childhood educators, healthcare workers and healthcare assistants has been set at 60 points. Also, less than five applications have been issued for other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213). In total, the province invited up to 228 regional candidates. In 2022, British Columbia has already issued 5,677 invitations.
The government issues invitations to registrants in categories including Skilled Worker
International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, Entrepreneur Immigration (Base), Category and Entrepreneur Immigration (Regional Pilot).
For the Skills Immigration categories, targeted invitations to apply may be based on one or more of the following factors:
Education – level and field of education and where it was completed
Duration and skill level of work experience
Wage and/or skill level of job offer
Intent to live, work and settle in a specific region
Strategic priorities – factors that address specific labour market needs in B.C. or support government pilot projects and initiatives
Also, for the Entrepreneur Immigration invitations, the EI Regional Pilot invites qualified entrepreneurs referred by participating communities to apply approximately monthly. Targeted invitations to apply to the EI Base category may be based on one or more of the following factors:
The qualified candidate’s registration score
The specific region in which a candidate proposes to establish a business
The population size of the community in which the candidate proposes to establish a business
Whether the proposed business is a start up or a purchase of an existing business
Whether the business proposal is aligned with identified priority business sectors
Registration pool members are periodically invited to apply for the BC PNP. ITAs are calculated based on registration information. Therefore candidates who meet the economic and labour market needs of BC will be ranked, selected, and invited based on the information provided in their registrations.
The government of British Columbia has invited skilled candidates under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. If you are interested in immigrating to Canada, please do not hesitate to contact us at Mesidor Canadian Immigration Services.