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The second draw of May 2023 for the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has successfully issued a total of 202 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Skilled Workers and International Graduates who are part of the program’s pool.

This draw, conducted under the BC PNP Skills Immigration category, aims to attract highly skilled and semi-skilled workers in high-demand occupations in British Columbia (BC). Additionally, Express Entry BC candidates were also included in this draw.

  • Draw Date: May 16, 2023
  • No. of invitations: ~ 202
  • BC PNP Stream: Skills Immigration
  • Minimum Score: Ranging from 60-107

BC PNP Latest Draw Results: May 16 2023

The second Skills Immigration draw in May 2023 specifically targeted candidates who held a valid job offer in one of the eligible occupations under the program. The minimum score required for this draw ranged from 60 to 107 points across all categories.

BC PNP Latest Draw: General Category

In the Latest BC PNP Draw, a total of 162 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were granted to eligible candidates under the General Category. This number represents an increase of 29 ITAs compared to the previous draw. The ITAs were distributed among five categories of applicants, each requiring specific minimum scores:

Date Number of
Stream Minimum
May 16, 2023 162 Skilled Worker 104 General draw
(includes tech occupations)
Skilled Worker – EEBC option 104
International Graduate 107
International Graduate – EEBC option 107
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 85

BC PNP Targeted Draws

The Latest Targeted BC PNP draws conducted by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) resulted in the issuance of 40 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates. These ITAs were allocated to two specific categories of applicants: Childcare (Early childhood educators and assistants – NOC 42202) and Healthcare. Here are the details of the minimum scores required for each category:

Date Number of
Stream Minimum
May 16, 2023 29 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
May 16, 2023 11 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare


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BC PNP Skills Immigration Categories

The Skills Immigration (SI) stream represents a key pathway for skilled workers to apply for a provincial nomination under the BC PNP. This stream is divided into various categories, including:

BC PNP Skilled Worker: This sub-category is designed for individuals who have obtained post-secondary education or training and possess work experience in a skilled occupation. To be eligible for this sub-category, candidates must secure a job offer from an employer in British Columbia.

BC PNP Health Authority: The Health Authority sub-category is tailored for healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, psychiatric nurses, and allied health professionals. Candidates must have a job offer in an eligible healthcare occupation in British Columbia.

BC PNP International Graduate: The International Graduate sub-category is intended for individuals who have recently graduated from a Canadian university or college. Candidates must secure a job offer from a BC employer in a skilled occupation related to their field of study.

BC PNP International Post-Graduate: The International Post-Graduate sub-category is open to graduates who have completed a Master’s or Doctoral degree in natural, applied, or health sciences from an eligible British Columbia institution.

BC PNP Semi-Skilled: The Semi-Skilled sub-category is targeted at individuals who have received a job offer from a BC employer in an eligible occupation within tourism, hospitality, food processing, or long-haul trucking. Eligible candidates must meet specific language and employment requirements.

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What is Express Entry BC Stream?

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) Stream is a program that operates through a partnership between the Government of Canada’s Express Entry system and the province of British Columbia. This collaborative effort allows the province to identify potential candidates from the Express Entry pool who may be eligible for one of the EEBC streams. These streams, which are part of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), aim to attract skilled foreign workers, international graduates, and entrepreneurs to settle in British Columbia as permanent residents.

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