British Columbia’s First PNP Draws Of 2023

British Columbia has issued 211 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to skilled immigration candidates in both general and targeted categories in the first draw of 2023 on January 4.

In the general draw (includes tech occupations), 163 invitations were issued to skilled workers and international graduates through five BC PNP streams, scoring between 82 to 105 points.

In the targeted draw (Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)), 28 invitations were issued to skilled workers and international graduates, scoring at least 60 points in the draw.

A draw targeted at Healthcare workers saw 20 invitations issued to skilled workers, international graduates and entry-level and semi-skilled workers, with a minimum score of 60 points.

Targeted invitations to apply to the Skills Immigration streams may be based on one or more of the following factors:

  • Education – level and field of education and where it was completed
  • Eligible professional designations in B.C.
  • Language skills
  • Occupation
  • Duration and skill level of work experience
  • Wage and/or skill level of job offer
  • Intent to live, work and settle in a specific region
  • Strategic priorities – factors that address specific labour market needs in B.C. or support government pilot projects and initiatives

Source : CIC NEWS

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