January 30th, 2024- BC PNP draw issued over 194 ITAs.

Targeted Occupations for PR

On January 30, the most recent BC PNP draw issued over 194 invitations to apply (ITAs) in focused rounds for permanent residency (PR). This draw targeted specific occupations in demand in BC, including tech, healthcare, construction, and early childhood education.

Tech Sector Focus: Invitations for 35 Occupations

35 tech-related jobs qualified for 89 invites each were sent out under the BC PNP draw Express Entry and Skills Immigration streams.

Early Childhood Education: Supporting Childcare Workers

Another area of focus was early childhood educators and assistants, with 49 invitations going to applicants able to work with young children. 

Construction Industry: Inviting 25 Occupations

29 invites also went to workers in 25 construction-related positions, ranging from managers and contractors to trades people.

Healthcare Professionals: Invitations for 39 Occupations

Finally, 27 healthcare practitioners and assistants received invitations, spanning 39 eligible occupations.

The focused approach allows BC PNP draw to invite candidates most likely to smoothly settle and integrate into the province’s workforce.

Draw typeStreamMinimum ScoreNumber of invitations
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)6049
Targeting 25 Construction occupations7529
Targeting 39 Healthcare occupations6027
Targeting 35 tech occupations10389
Veterinary care60<5

BC PNP’s Strategic Talent Attraction

The BC PNP holds regular draws aimed at attracting worldwide talent to help drive continued success. Those invited now enter the next steps towards finalizing permanent immigration to British Columbia.

By prioritizing tech, construction, education, and healthcare occupations, the province aims to not only address specific labor market needs but also contribute to the overall growth and development of British Columbia. As the province continues to evolve, these targeted draws showcase its adaptability and commitment to building a diverse and skilled workforce.

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