Through the BC PNP Tech stream, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited 126 skilled workers and international graduates with a minimum score of 85 points.
For in-demand tech workers and international students, the BC PNP Tech is a fast-track immigration option. To qualify for the stream, candidates must be registered in one of British Columbia’s (BC) existing provincial immigration streams and have a valid 12-month job offer in one of 29 eligible occupations.
In addition, the province held two draws for candidates in health-related fields. BC invited 20 healthcare professionals who might be eligible for the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level, and Semi-Skilled sub-categories. In addition, under the entry-level and semi-skilled sub-category, the province said it invited “less than five” nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates to apply. Candidates needed a provincial score of 62 in both of these draws.
A total of 20 early childhood educators were invited to participate in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate sub-categories. In order to be invited, these candidates needed to have a score of at least 62.