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British Columbia PNP Holds 5 Targeted Draws

Published on : September 30, 2022


A nomination by British Columbia can fast-track a permanent residence application submitted through the Express Entry system. 

On September 27, 2022, British Columbia invited more than 260 skilled foreign workers in five separate draws held the same day under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The provincial government issues the invitations to apply through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

Targeted draws have mostly been held by the province in the recent past. There was a minimum score criteria of 60 points for healthcare, childcare, and certain other priority occupations. Tech candidates, on the other hand, were required to have a minimum score of 100 points. 

British Columbia PNP | Targeted Draws - September 27, 2022

Total ITAs: 260+



Number of Invitations

Minimum Score


Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC)


100 points


NOC 4214 - Early childhood educators and assistants 

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC)


60 points


(unless listed below)

Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC)


60 points


NOC 3413: Health care assistants

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 


60 points

Other priority occupations

NOC 3114: Veterinarians

NOC 3213: Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC)


65 points


What is British Columbia PNP SIRS criteria?

British Columbia uses the Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS) to register candidates interested in migrating to British Columbia through the BC PNP. SIRS is a points-based expression of interest system that allows the province to select high potential candidates. 

Why BC PNP uses SIRS?

The information provided by the candidate in SIRS is used for the purposes of - 

  • Ranking,
  • Selecting, and 
  • Inviting candidates to apply. 

A profile must be created with BCPNP Online to begin the process. All sections of the registration will have to be completed. A registration score - the SIRS score - is provided. The profile is entered into a registration pool for the category under which the individual had registered. 

How will a BC PNP nomination help me get Canada PR?

A nomination by any provincial or territorial government in Canada provides a quick route to Canada PR visa for a skilled worker. For an individual that has an Express Entry profile, a PNP nomination in itself is worth 600 ranking points on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

BC PNP Skills Immigration Post-Nomination Guide.

Source: BC PNP Skills Immigration Post-Nomination Guide.

Hence, a PNP nomination ensures an invitation to apply from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). It is the highest-scoring candidates that are invited to apply. 

In 2021, a total of 6,251 were nominated to by British Columbia PNP for Canada PR. As per the BC PNP Statistical Report 2021, “Many nominees in the SI stream come from countries in Asia”.  India was the top individual source country for the BC PNP Skills Immigration (SI) stream in 2021. 

BC PNP Statistical Report 2021

Source: BC PNP Statistical Report 2021. 

British Columbia remains among the leading provinces in Canada for an immigrant to live and work. You can settle in British Columbia through many different Canadian immigration pathways, such as - Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Program, Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (only in the participating communities of West Kootenay and Vernon) etc. 

For further details, get in touch today!


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