BC PNP General and Targeted Draws on May 31st

British Columbia released 2 separate BC PNP draws — general and targeted — on May 31, 2022.
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On May 31, 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 were made effective from March 10, 2022. These draws focus on general and targeting childcare, healthcare, health care assistants 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.

Canada's Immigration Plan for 2022-2024

Even with the pandemic, there were around 405,000 people who became permanent residents in Canada in 2021, but Canada aims to welcome a higher number of immigrants every year, starting in 2022 to 2024. In 2022, they aim to welcome around 431,645 permanent residents. Meanwhile, in 2023, they aim to welcome another 447,055 immigrants, whereas in 2024 they anticipate an additional 451,000. This is the highest number of target immigrants in the history of Canadian immigration.

BC PNP General Draw

One of the two BC PNP draws released on May 31, 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 109
  • Skilled Worker – EEBC – minimum score of 123
  • International Graduate – minimum score of 96
  • International Graduate – EEBC – minimum score of 106
  • Entry Level and Semi-skilled – minimum score of 76

BC PNP Targeted Draw

Additionally, BC PNP draws invited candidates on May 31, 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 15 invitations for early childhood educators under the categories Skilled Worker and International Graduate, including EEBC option. The minimum score is 60.

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 5 invitations for healthcare workers under the categories Skilled Worker, International Graduatesand Entry Level and Semi-skilled, including EEBC option. The minimum score is 60.

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: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)

To further support the province’s care economy, British Columbia decided to also prioritize health care assistants. British Columbia issued <5 invitations for other eligible occupations under the categories Entry Level and Semi-Skilled. The minimum score is 60.

Here is the eligible healthcare occupation under NOC 3413 that was targeted in this BC PNP draw:

  • 3413 Health care assistants / Health care aids

Targeted Draw: Other Priority Occupations: (NOCs 3114, 3213)

Other than that, British Columbia decided to also prioritize other occupations. British Columbia issued 5 invitations for occupations under NOCs 3114 and 3213 under the categories Skilled Worker and International Graduates, including EEBC option. The minimum score is 60.

Here are the other priority occupations with NOC codes that were targeted in this BC PNP Draw:

  • 3114   Veterinarians
  • 3213   Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

How is Your BC PNP (British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program) Skills Immigration Registration system (SIRS) Score Calculated?

The BC PNP calculates your SIRS score based on their scoring system.

 

Scoring Section

Points

 

Economic Factors (110)

Skill Level of the BC Job Offer

50

Annual Wage of the BC Job Offer

50

Regional District of Employment

10

 

Human Capital Factors (80)

Directly Related Work Experience

25

Highest Level of Education

25

Language

30

Total Points Available

190

 

Skill Level of the Job Offer

NOC Skill Level

Points

A (Including Skill Type 0)

25

B

10

C

5

D

5

Bonus

Occupation is under NOC 00

15

Working for an employer in BC whose occupation is identified in the BC PNP registration

10

Maximum Score Available

50

Annual Wage of the BC Job Offer

Offered Wage

Points

$100,000 or above

50

$97,500 to $99,999

38

$95,000 to $97,999

37

$92,500 to $94,499

36

$90,000 to $92,999

35

$87,500 to $89,999

34

$85,000 to $87,499

33

$82,500 to $84,999

32

$80,000 to $82,499

31

$77,500 to $79,999

30

$75,000 to $77,499

39

$72,500 to $74,999

28

$70,000 to $72,499

27

$67,500 to $69,999

26

$65,000 to $67,499

25

$62,500 to $64,999

24

$60,000 to $62,499

23

$57,500 to $59,999

22

$55,000 to $57,499

21

$52,500 to $54,999

20

$50,000 to $52,499

19

$47,500 to $49,999

18

$45,000 to $47,499

17

$42,500 to $44,999

16

$40,000 to $42,499

15

$38,750 to $39,999

14

$37,500 to 3$8,749

13

$36,250 to $37,499

12

$35,000 to $35,249

11

$33,750 to $34,999

10

$32,500 to $33,749

9

$31,250 to $32,499

8

$30,000 to $31,249

7

$28,750 to $29,999

6

$27,500 to $28,749

5

$26,250 to $27,499

4

$25,000 to $26,249

3

Less than $250,000

0

Maximum Score Available

50

 

Regional Distant of Employment

District of Employment

Points

Stikine, Central Coast, Northern Rockies, Mount Waddington, Skeena-Queen Charlotte, Powell River, Sunshine Coast, Kootenay-Boundary, Alberni-Clayoquot

10

Kitimat-Stikine, Bulkley-Nechako, Squamish-Liloeet, Strathcona, Columbia-Shuswap, East Kootenay

8

Peace River, Comox Valley, Cariboo, Central Kootenay

6

Okanagan-Similkameen, Cowichan Valley, North Okanagan, Fraser-Fort George

4

Thompson-Nicola, Nanaimo, Central Okanagan

2

Capital, Fraser Valley

2

Metro Vancouver

0

Related Work Experience

Months of Work Experience

Points

60 months and above

15

48 to 59 months

12

36 to 47 months

9

24 to 35 months

6

12 to 23 months

3

Less than 12 months

1

None

0

Bonus

Less than a year of directly related work experience in Canada

10

Maximum Score Available

25

Education Level

Level

Points

Doctoral or Master’s Degree

17

Post-Graduate Certificate or Diploma

11

Bachelor’s Degree

11

Trades Certification

11

Associate Degree

4

Non-Trades Certification or Diploma

2

High School or Less

0

Bonus

Post-Secondary Education (Completed in BC)

8

Post-Secondary Education (Completed outside BC)

6

Education Credential Assessment (ECA) from a Qualified Supplier

4

Certification Assessment from the Industry Training Authority British Columbia (ITABC)

4

Maximum Score Available

25

 

Language Proficiency

CLB Level

Points

10 and above

30

9

26

8

22

7

18

6

14

5

10

4

6

Below 4

0

Maximum Score Available

30

 

Did you get invited in the BC PNP Draws on May 31st?

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.

Need help with your BC PNP application? Give us a call at +1 604 484 9474 or book a consultation to get started with the process. We will help you with an assessment of your profile to determine eligibility under various BC PNP categories, and draft a strategy for your immigration to Canada. We also provide full representation services for preparing your BC PNP application.

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