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British Columbia PNP Draw Issued 173 Invitations To Apply

Published on : December 24, 2022


On December 20, 2022, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) issued 173 invitations to apply (ITAs) under Tech and Targeted Occupations. BC PNP has conducted invitation rounds and issued the ITAs.

Among 173 ITAs, 153 invitations were for Tech Occupations under Skilled Worker and International Graduates categories, including the Express Entry British Columbia (EEBC).

The recently required minimum score was 90 or above. The minimum cut-off score is declined by 5 points less than the last Tech draw issued on December 6.

The rest of the ITAs were of BC PNP Targeted draw that included the occupations related to Early Childhood Educators & Assistants and Healthcare. The total number of ITAs issued was 20, with a minimum required score of 60 or above. The stream was of Skilled Workers and International Graduates that included (EEBC).



Minimum Scores

Invitations issued



Skilled Worker, International Graduate



Tech Draw

Skilled Worker, International Graduate



Targeted Draw:

Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)

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



Targeted draw: Healthcare


The List of Tech Occupations under BC PNP Draw are:

  • 10030 Telecommunication carriers managers
  • 20012 Computer and information systems managers
  • 21100 Physicists and astronomers
  • 21210 Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries
  • 21211 Data scientists
  • 21220 Cyber Security specialists
  • 21221 Business systems specialists
  • 21222 Information systems specialists
  • 21223 Database analysts and data administrators
  • 21230 Computer systems developers and programmers
  • 21231 Software engineers and designers
  • 21232 Software developers and programmers
  • 21233 Web designers
  • 21234 Web developers and programmers
  • 21300 Civil engineers
  • 21301 Mechanical engineers
  • 21310 Electrical and electronics engineers
  • 21311 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • 21320 Chemical engineers
  • 21399 Other professional engineers
  • 22110 Biological technologists and technicians
  • 22220 Computer network and web technicians
  • 22221 User support technicians
  • 22222 Information systems testing technicians
  • 22310 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
  • 50011 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
  • 22312 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • 51111 Authors and writers (except technical)
  • 51112 Technical writers
  • 51120 Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations
  • 52119 Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts
  • 52112 Broadcast technicians
  • 52113 Audio and video recording technicians
  • 52120 Graphic designers and illustrators
  • 53111 Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators

The List of  Healthcare Occupations under BC PNP Draw are:

  • 30010 Managers in health care
  • 31300 Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • 31301 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • 31102 General practitioners and family physicians
  • 31110 Dentists
  • 31201 Chiropractors
  • 31120 Pharmacists
  • 31121 Dietitians and nutritionists
  • 31112 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • 31203 Occupational therapists
  • 32120 Medical laboratory technologists
  • 32103 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • 32121 Medical radiation technologists
  • 32122 Medical sonographers
  • 32123 Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
  • 32110 Denturists
  • 32111 Dental hygienists and dental therapists
  • 32101 Licensed practical nurses
  • 32102 Paramedical occupations
  • 41300 Social workers
  • 42201 Social and community service workers
  • 31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • 31101 Specialists in surgery
  • 31302 Nurse practitioners
  • 31303 Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
  • 32103 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • 31209 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • 31202 Physiotherapists
  • 31204 Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  • 32120 Medical laboratory technologists
  • 32129 Other medical technologists and technicians
  • 32112 Dental technologists and technicians
  • 32200 Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • 32109 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • 33100 Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  • 31200 Psychologists
  • 41301 Therapists in counseling and related specialized therapies
  • 33102 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (only health care assistants / health care aides are eligible under NOC 33102).

What are the requirements or eligibility criteria for BC PNP?

The following skills and qualifications are required for aspirants of BC PNP:

  • Level of education and place of education
  • Language proficiency
  • Occupation
  • Professions that are listed in British Columbia
  • Skill level work experience and the tenure
  • Wage or skill level job offer from British Columbia
  • Aspiration to work and settle in the province

How to apply for BC PNP?

Firstly, you must know your eligibility to apply for BC PNP. If you are eligible, you can create a profile online. After creating your profile online, you will be eligible to receive an invitation under one of the BC PNP draws.

What is the processing time?

The typical processing time for BC PNP applications is three months. The processing time is considered to begin from the date you submit your complete application after nomination. However, a post-nomination is required under the following conditions:

  • When your employment status is unchanged after receiving an invitation
  • If your work permit is about to expire within 180 days, post receiving the nomination.
  • If your family structure changes

British Columbia and 3 Other Provinces Invite Immigrants Through Provincial Programs

British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island provinces have issued invitations to apply (ITAs) to skilled immigrants through provincial programs. On December 6, British Columbia welcomed more than 188 candidates to apply for provincial nomination. In 188, 144 ITAs went to targeted Tech draws.

The British Columbia Provincial Program’s invitations to apply were for two categories: Skilled workers and International Graduates, including the Express Entry category. The Tech draw candidates required a minimum SIRS score of 95.

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