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British Columbia Holds 4 Targeted Draws on April 12, 2022

Published on : April 13, 2022

Canada’s British Columbia has issued invitations to apply in four separate draws held on the same day in the latest round of British Columbia PNP invitations.

On April 12, 2022, around 160 invitations were issued by British Columbia under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Four separate targeted draws were held by British Columbia PNP (BC PNP) on the same day.


British Columbia PNP - Latest Round of Invitations held on April 12, 2022



Number of Invitations

Minimum Score

Targeted draw: Tech



Skilled Worker, International Graduate


EOI 87 points

Targeted draw: Childcare


Skilled Worker, International Graduate


EOI 70 points

Target draw: Healthcare

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


EOI 70 points

Targeted draw: Other priority occupations


Skilled Worker, International Graduate


EOI 70 points

NOC: National Occupational Classification matrix containing all occupations in the Canadian labour market.

By the minimum score is implied the score allotted after successful registration of the Expression of Interest (EOI) profile. This is also known as the EOI score of that BC PNP registrant.

On a regular basis, British Columbia invites individuals from the registration pool to submit an application to the BC PNP. The Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued are based on the information provided by the individuals at the time of registering with British Columbia PNP.

Information supplied by the individuals in their BC PNP registrations is used to -

  • rank,
  • select, and
  • invite

candidates with the most potential of meeting the economic and labour market requirements of the province.

Targeted invitations might be sent out for supporting the priorities of the British Columbia government.


British Columbia PNP - Priority Occupations for Targeted Draws

TECH: What are the tech occupations targeted by BC PNP?


[29 occupations]

NOC 0131: Telecommunication carriers managers

NOC 0213: Computer and information systems managers

NOC 0512: Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

NOC 2131: Civil engineers

NOC 2132: Mechanical engineers

NOC 2133: Electrical and electronics engineers

NOC 2134: Chemical engineers

NOC 2147: Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

NOC 2171: Information systems analysts and consultants

NOC 2172: Database analysts and data administrators

NOC 2173: Software engineers and designers

NOC 2174: Computer programmers and interactive media developers

NOC 2175: Web designers and developers

NOC 2221: Biological technologists and technicians

NOC 2241:

Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

NOC 2242: Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)

NOC 2243: Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

NOC 2281: Computer network technicians

NOC 2282: User support technicians

NOC 2283: Information systems testing technicians

NOC 5121: Authors and writers

NOC 5122: Editors

NOC 5125: Translators, terminologists and interpreters

NOC 5224: Broadcast technicians

NOC 5225:

Audio and video recording technicians

NOC 5226: Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

NOC 5227: Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts

NOC 5241: Graphic designers and illustrators

NOC 6221: Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade

HEALTHCARE: What are the healthcare occupations targeted by BC PNP?



[35 occupations]




NOC 0311: Managers in healthcare

NOC 3011: Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

NOC 3012: Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

NOC 3111: Specialist physicians

NOC 3112: General practitioners and family physicians

NOC 3113: Dentists

NOC 3122: Chiropractors

NOC 3124: Allied primary health practitioners

NOC 3125: Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

NOC 3131: Pharmacists

NOC 3132: Dietitians and nutritionists

NOC 3141: Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

NOC 3142: Physiotherapists

NOC 3143: Occupational therapists

NOC 3144: Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment

NOC 3211: Medical laboratory technologists

NOC 3212: Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants

NOC 3214: Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

NOC 3215: Medical radiation technologists

NOC 3216: Medical sonographers

NOC 3217: Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.

NOC 3219: Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)

NOC 3221: Denturists

NOC 3222: Dental hygienists and dental therapists

NOC 3223: Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants

NOC 3232: Practitioners of natural healing

NOC 3233: Licensed practical nurses

NOC 3234: Paramedical occupations

NOC 3237: Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment

NOC 3411: Dental assistants

NOC 3413: Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates



[Only health care assistants and health care aides are eligible]

NOC 4151: Psychologists

NOC 4152: Social workers

NOC 4153: Family, marriage and other related counsellors

NOC 4212: Social and community service worker

CHILDCARE: What are the Childcare occupations targeted by BC PNP ?

NOC 4214: Early childhood educators and assistants

OTHERS: What are the other priority occupations targeted by BC PNP?

NOC 3114: Veterinarians

NOC 3213: Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians


Canadian PNP is a pathway to Canadian permanent residence that goes through the provincial and territorial governments. Individuals nominated by provinces/territories under the PNPs - such as British Columbia PNP - can use their Nomination Certificate to apply for Canadian PR visa to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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