British Columbia has held a fresh draw under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program, inviting at least 129 applicants. In its July 5 draw, BC invited candidates from four different categories, as shown in the coming paras.

The draw details for the latest BC Immigration draw (hosted on July 5, 2022) and Entrepreneur draw (hosted on June 28, 2022) are as given below:

Targeted Tech Draw: 100 candidates with a minimum score of 85 were invited under the Skilled worker and International graduate category.

Targeted Healthcare Draw: 7 candidates with a minimum score of 60 were invited under the skilled worker, international graduate, entry-level and semi-skilled category.

Targeted Childcare Draw (Early Childhood Educators – NOC 4214): 21 candidates with a minimum score requirement of 60 were invited under the skilled worker and international graduate category.

Targeted draw for other priority occupations (NOCs 3114 and 3213): Less than five invitations with a minimum score requirement of 60 were made under the Skilled worker and International Graduate category. To safeguard the identities of individuals invited, British Columbia does not publicise the actual number of invites given when less than five are issued. 

Entrepreneur immigration draw: Meanwhile, the province of British Columbia just held a fresh draw under its Entrepreneur Immigration stream. The Regional Pilot stream of the entrepreneur category, which requires a minimum score of 110, received ‘fewer than 5’ invites in the June 28 draw.

About Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which began in 1998, is the second most popular route for qualified workers to come to Canada after Express Entry. Almost every province and territory has a PNP to welcome competent employees worldwide to aid the Canadian economy.

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is a collection of Canadian immigration programs run by the Government of Canada in collaboration with specific provinces, each with its own set of standards and streams. Provinces and territories may, for example, target business people, students, skilled employees, or semi-skilled workers through a targeted program or stream.

As a result, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) permits Canadian provinces and territories to nominate persons who want to immigrate to Canada and settle in a certain province. The only exceptions are Nunavut and Quebec in Northern Canada. Instead, the province of Quebec has the ability to define its own economic immigration selection criteria.

The primary goal of the PNP is to disseminate the benefits of immigration throughout Canada. Prior to the PNP’s inception in 1998, the majority of Canadian immigrants settled in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. However, since 1998, Canada has seen a more even distribution of immigration across the country, as the Prairie provinces (Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) and Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador) have had greater success attracting immigrants, owing in large part to the PNP.