BC PNP Draw April 3, 2024: 83 Invitations Issued Across General and Targeted Categories.

The latest BC Provincial Nominee Program draw held on April 3, 2024 issued a total of 83 invitations to apply for provincial nomination across general and targeted categories. This draw prioritized admissions for several occupations facing labor shortages in British Columbia.

General Draws get more competitive in the general Skilled Worker, Entry Level/Semi-Skilled, and Express Entry BC streams, 30 invitations required a minimum score between 125-130 points depending on the category. This reflected an increase of 5-9 points compared to the previous general draw on March 19th.

The rising score requirements underscore just how competitive these general draws have become as BC seeks to nominate highest-scoring candidates with the most in-demand skills profiles. International Graduate category maintained the same 125-point minimum score.

Childcare Worker Recruitment
A targeted draw issued 18 invitations specifically for early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202) requiring a minimum score of 90 points. Expanding affordable childcare access remains a top priority for BC.

Boosting Construction Workforce British Columbia’s new construction category stream issued its second-ever draw, requiring a 95-point minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score. This draw invited 10 candidates with experience in 25 construction-related occupations like contractors, electricians and plumbers.

Healthcare Demands Stay High Another 25 invites went to candidates across 39 targeted healthcare occupations such as doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. No minimum score was specified for this draw aimed at addressing BC’s healthcare staffing challenges.

Strategic Use of Immigration Streams By issuing targeted draws based on specific occupations, and raising general stream score requirements, the BC PNP can leverage different federal and provincial immigration pathways to precisely match candidates to the province’s most urgent labor needs.

Look for BC to continue fine-tuning score cutoffs and categories in future draws as it seeks to attract top talent across its high-priority sectors like tech, healthcare, skilled trades and more.

Please find below the comprehensive summary of the BC PNP draw conducted on April 3, 2024:

DateDraw typeStreamMinimum
Number of invitations
April 3, 2024Number of invitationsSkilled Worker13030
Skilled Worker
– EEBC option
International Graduate130
International Graduate – EEBC option125
Entry Level and
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)9018
Targeting 25 Construction occupations9510
Targeting 39 Healthcare occupations9025

Eligible Construction Occupations list for British Columbia PNP draw of 2024

  • 22114 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
  • 72102 Sheet metal workers
  • 72103 Boilermakers
  • 72104 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  • 72105 Ironworkers
  • 72106 Welders and related machine operators
  • 72200 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • 72201 Industrial electricians
  • 72300 Plumbers
  • 72301 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  • 72302 Gas fitters
  • 72310 Carpenters
  • 72311 Cabinetmakers
  • 72320 Bricklayers
  • 72400 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • 72401 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • 72402 Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • 72500 Crane operators
  • 73100 Concrete finishers
  • 73101 Tilesetters
  • 73102 Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • 73110 Roofers and shinglers
  • 73111 Glaziers
  • 73112 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • 73113 Floor covering installers

Healthcare Occupations list for BC PNP draw

  • 30010 Managers in health care
  • 31100 Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • 31101 Specialists in surgery
  • 31102 General practitioners and family physicians
  • 31110 Dentists
  • 31112 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • 31120 Pharmacists
  • 31121 Dietitians and nutritionists
  • 31200 Psychologists
  • 31201 Chiropractors
  • 31202 Physiotherapists
  • 31203 Occupational therapists
  • 31204 Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  • 31209 Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • 31300 Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • 31301 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • 31302 Nurse practitioners
  • 31303 Physician assistants, midwives, and allied health professionals
  • 32101 Licensed practical nurses
  • 32102 Paramedical occupations
  • 32103 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists, and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • 32109 Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • 32110 Denturists and so on

List of the Tech Occupations for BC PNP Draw

  • 10030 Telecommunication carriers managers
  • 20012 Computer and information systems managers
  • 21100 Physicists and astronomers
  • 21210 Mathematicians, statisticians, and actuaries
  • 21211 Data scientists
  • 21220 Cybersecurity 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

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