British Columbus Province issued 253 invitations to apply (ITA’s) for general candidates, and at least 75 ITA’s to targeted professions .
With the exception of Quebec and Nunavut, all provinces have their own Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP’s), which are economic immigration pathways through which provincial governments can nominate foreign skilled talent to immigrate to their province and meet labour needs.
The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP’s) has grown to be a significant addition to Canada’s immigration program, and it is expected to supplant the Express Entry managed program as the primary economic immigration pathway for foreign workers to Canada by 2024.
Only British Columbia held a PNP draw this week, issuing over 300 total ITAs with varying CRS cut-offs per stream. The BC PNP drew from all streams of the BCPNP, which include:
- Skilled Worker
- Skilled Worker-EEBC Option
- International Graduate
- International Graduate-EEBC option and
- Entry Level and Semi-Skilled Worker streams.
In addition, British Columbia also conducts a targeted draw under these sections for specific occupations the province wishes to fill. These are:
- Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
- Healthcare workers
- Healthcare assistants (NOC 33102)
- Other priority occupations, specifically Veterinarians (NOC 31103) and Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians (NOC 32104).
this news taken from CIC News