BC PNP General and Targeted Draws on April 19th

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On April 19, 2022, British Columbia released 2 separate BC PNP draws: general and targeted. These draws came after the drastic changes made to BC PNP on March 10, 2022 to cater to the crucial needs of British Columbia’s care economy. These changes are effective immediately, as reflected in the targeted draw issued by BC PNP. These draws focus on general and targeting childcare, healthcare, and workers in specific occupations, as needed for a flourishing care economy in BC. 

To know more about the recent changes to BC PNP, read: British Columbia Announces Changes to BC PNP to Support BC’s Care Economy.

BC PNP General Draw

One of the two BC PNP draws released on April 19, 2022 is BC PNP Draw in general.

British Columbia issued 147 invitations for general draw including tech occupations under the categories Skilled Worker, Skilled Worker – EEBC, International Graduate, International Graduate – EEBC, and Entry Level and Semi-skilled . The minimum score varies depending on the category.

  • Skilled Worker – minimum score of 110
  • Skilled Worker – EEBC – minimum score of 125
  • International Graduate – minimum score of 98
  • International Graduate – EEBC – minimum score of 109
  • Entry Level and Semi-skilled – minimum score of 77

BC PNP Targeted Draw

Additionally, BC PNP invited candidates on April 19, 2022 in a BC PNP Targeted Draw.

Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 4214)

To support the care economy of British Columbia, the province issued 20 invitations for early childhood educators under the categories Skilled Worker and International Graduate, including EEBC option. The minimum score is 70.

Here is the childcare occupation with the NOC code that was targeted in this BC PNP Draw:

  • 4214   Early Childhood Educators

Targeted Draw: Healthcare

Meanwhile, the province also released 7 invitations for healthcare workers under the categories Skilled Worker, International Graduatesand Entry Level and Semi-skilled, including EEBC option. The minimum score is 70.

Here is the list of healthcare occupations with NOC codes that were targeted in the BC PNP Draw:

  • 0311   Managers in healthcare
  • 3011   Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors
  • 3012   Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • 3111   Specialist physicians
  • 3112   General practitioners and family physicians
  • 3113   Dentists
  • 3122   Chiropractors
  • 3124   Allied primary health practitioners
  • 3125   Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • 3131   Pharmacists
  • 3132   Dietitians and nutritionists
  • 3141   Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • 3142   Physiotherapists
  • 3143   Occupational therapists
  • 3144   Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  • 3211   Medical laboratory technologists
  • 3212   Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
  • 3214   Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • 3215   Medical radiation technologists
  • 3216   Medical sonographers
  • 3217   Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.
  • 3219   Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
  • 3221   Denturists
  • 3222   Dental hygienists and dental therapists
  • 3223   Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants
  • 3232   Practitioners of natural healing
  • 3233   Licensed practical nurses
  • 3234   Paramedical occupations
  • 3237   Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • 3411   Dental assistants
  • 3413   Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates*
  • 4151   Psychologists
  • 4152   Social workers
  • 4153   Family, marriage and other related counsellors
  • 4212   Social and community service workers

Targeted draw: Other priority occupations (NOCs 3114, 3213)

To further support the province’s care economy, British Columbia decided to also prioritize other occupations. British Columbia issued <5 invitations for other eligible occupations under the categories Skilled Worker and International Graduate, including EEBC option. The minimum score is 70.

Here are the other eligible occupations with the NOC code that was targeted in this BC PNP Draw:

  • 3114 Veterinarians
  • 3213 Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

Did you get invited in the BC PNP Draws on April 19th?

You can log into your BC PNP Online Profile to check if you received an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Your next step is to prepare your BC PNP application within 30 calendar days from the date of invitation via the BC PNP online system. If you do not submit a complete application within 30 days, your invitation will be cancelled. You will be required to submit BC PNP fees as well. Please note that you must submit a complete application so that you do not lose the invitation, and any fees paid as well.

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