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British Columbia Invites 370+ to Apply for PNP Nomination

Published on : January 12, 2024

Canada’s British Columbia province holds its first round of invitations in 2024.

On January 10, 2024, British Columbia issued around 377 invitations to candidates. Those invited can submit their application to secure a nomination by the province. British Columbia is a part of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The province can nominate candidates to the Canadian Government for their Canada PR visa grant.

The provincial program run by British Columbia is officially the BC PNP (British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program). Those willing to settle in British Columbia as permanent residents can apply through the BC PNP.

The latest BC PNP round of invitations had 5 separate draws. Candidates that met the criteria and had their profiles in the Express Entry system were considered under EEBC (Express Entry British Columbia).

British Columbia PNP - Round of Invitations held on January 10, 2024

Total ITAs: 377 approximately



Minimum score

Number of invitations

General Draw

● Skilled Worker

● Skilled Worker (EEBC)

● International Graduate

● International Graduate (EEBC)

● Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

EOI 120


(EOI 110 for Entry Level and Semi-Skilled)


Targeted draw: Childcare

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC)

EOI 60


Targeted draw: Construction

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC)

EOI 75


Target draw: Healthcare

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC)

EOI 60


Targeted draw: Veterinary Care

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC)

EOI 60



What is the skilled worker stream of BC PNP?

British Columbia’s Skilled Worker stream is for experienced workers in a skilled occupation. They must have the intention to permanently settle in the province. A minimum 2 years’ work experience in any skilled occupation (NOC TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3) will be needed. The work experience can be acquired in Canada or abroad and must have been within the last 10 years.

What is the international graduate stream of British Columbia PNP?

BC PNP’s international graduate stream is for those who have graduated from a university or college in Canada within the last 3 years.

Which occupations come under BC PNP targeted draws for childcare?

Skilled workers with a job offer under NOC 42202 Early childhood educators and assistants are eligible under childcare targeted draws.

Which occupations come under BC PNP targeted draws for construction?

Workers in the construction sector must have a trade certificate. They must have a job offer for a full-time job in any of the priority construction occupations.

BC PNP - Priority Construction Occupations:

NOC Code


NOC 22114

Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

NOC 72102

Sheet metal workers

NOC 72103


NOC 72104

Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters

NOC 72105


NOC 72106

Welders and related machine operators

NOC 72200

Electricians (except industrial and power system)

NOC 72201

Industrial electricians

NOC 72300


NOC 72301

Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers

NOC 72302

Gas fitters

NOC 72310


NOC 72311


NOC 72320


NOC 72400

Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics

NOC 72401

Heavy-duty equipment mechanics

NOC 72402

Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics

NOC 72500

Crane operators

NOC 73100

Concrete finishers

NOC 73101


NOC 73102

Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

NOC 73110

Roofers and shinglers

NOC 73111


NOC 73112

Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

NOC 73113

Floor covering installers


Which occupations come under BC PNP targeted draws for healthcare?

Workers who have a job offer in a healthcare occupation might benefit from a targeted invitation to apply.

BC PNP - Priority Healthcare Occupations:

NOC Code


NOC 30010

Managers in health care

NOC 31100

Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine

NOC 31101

Specialists in surgery

NOC 31102

General practitioners and family physicians

NOC 31110


NOC 31112

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

NOC 31120


NOC 31121

Dietitians and nutritionists

NOC 31200


NOC 31201


NOC 31202


NOC 31203

Occupational therapists

NOC 31204

Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment

NOC 31209

Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

NOC 31300

Nursing coordinators and supervisors

NOC 31301

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

NOC 31302

Nurse practitioners

NOC 31303

Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals

NOC 32101

Licensed practical nurses

NOC 32102

Paramedical occupations

NOC 32103

Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

NOC 32109

Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment

NOC 32110


NOC 32111

Dental hygienists and dental therapists

NOC 32112

Dental technologists and technicians

NOC 32120

Medical laboratory technologists

NOC 32121

Medical radiation technologists

NOC 32122

Medical sonographers

NOC 32123

Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists

NOC 32124

Pharmacy technicians

NOC 32129

Other medical technologists and technicians

NOC 32200

Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists

NOC 33100

Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants

NOC 33101

Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations

NOC 33102

Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates

(only health care assistants / health care aides are eligible)

NOC 33103

Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants

NOC 41300

Social workers

NOC 41301

Therapists in counselling and related specialized therapies

NOC 42201

Social and community service workers


Which occupations come under BC PNP targeted draws for veterinary care?

Workers with job offers in veterinary care occupations may benefit from targeted selection by BC PNP. Priority veterinary occupations for BC PNP targeted draws are -

  • NOC 31103 Veterinarians
  • NOC 32104 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

The above-listed occupations are not the only ones eligible for targeted selection by the BC PNP. However, proprietary occupations are more likely to receive a targeted invitation.

Find out if you are eligible for BC PNP. Get a complete profile evaluation. Contact Kansas Overseas today.

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