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What are the next possible predictions of the British Columbia PNP Draw?

British Columbia is a hub of cultural diversity and economic growth. It is one of the most chosen provinces for immigrants. The province regularly holds invitations and selects high-scoring candidates through the British Columbia PNP Draw under different categories that allow immigrants to live permanently. 

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is an economic immigration program in which the province chooses qualified economic immigrants to fill the labor need in the market and live in British Columbia. 

If a candidate receives a nomination, they can apply to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for permanent residency.

The province provides its residents with better job opportunities and a standard living life and invites over 1,350 immigrants annually. 

There are many categories under which an immigrant are invited with the help of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP):

  • Skills Immigration; Skilled Worker
  • Express Entry British Columbia Skilled Worker 
  • Skills Immigration; International Graduate
  • Express Entry British Columbia; International Graduate
  • Skills Immigration; Entry-level and Semi-Skilled

These categories make immigration easier for immigrants with different sets of skills to immigrate and provide a way to apply for Canada's PR visa through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) and make British Columbia people’s first choice to immigrate: 

  • Skilled Worker Category: Foreign national workers who have received a valid job offer from an eligible employer can apply through this category. However, they must meet the eligibility criteria and have a minimum required work experience.
  • Healthcare Professionals Category: For this category, candidates must have a valid job offer from an eligible employer and several years of work experience in the healthcare sector. They can apply for Canada PR visas as nurses, physicians, psychiatric nurses, etc. 
  • International Graduate with a Canadian Degree Category: This category is for international students who have graduated from a legitimate and authorized university or institution in Canada in the last two years. 
  • International Post-Graduate with a BC Degree Category: Foreign national students who have graduated with a master's or doctorate degree within the British Columbia Province can apply through this category.
  • Entry-level and Semi-Skilled Workers Category: This category is for immigrants who want to apply for certain semi-skilled and entry-level professions like tourism, hospitality, food processing, and long-haul trucking. 

The applicants under the Healthcare Professionals and International Post-Graduate category under the Express Entry and Skills Immigration streams may apply directly to British Columbia PNP Draw nominations. 

Latest British Columbia PNP Draw of 2024

British Columbia updated its latest Draw on March 5, 2024, under the Draw types of general, childcare, construction, healthcare, and veterinary care. 

Under the General Draw, there are streams of Skilled Workers, Skilled Workers with the EEBC option, International Graduates, International Graduates with the EEBC option, entry-level workers, and Semi-Skilled workers. 

The only streams of International Graduates and Skilled Workers with EEBC options are under the Draw types of Childcare, Construction, Healthcare, and Veterinary care. 

The total number of invitations is approximately 159 with different minimum scores. 

The highest minimum score is 126 in the streams of International Graduates and Skilled Workers with and without the EEBC option under the General Draw, and the lowest minimum score is 70 in the International Graduates and Skilled Workers with the EEBC option under the Draw type of Childcare, Healthcare, and Veterinary care. 

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In Entrepreneur Immigration invitations, Draws are conducted on a monthly basis for qualified entrepreneurs whom a participating community has referred. The latest Draw was held on February 27, 2024. 

The Invitations to Apply (ITA) in an Entrepreneur Immigration stream are based on the following factors:

  • The registration scores of qualified candidates.
  • The specific region where a candidate wants to establish a business.
  • Whether a proposed business, an existing one, a purchased one, or a new set-up.
  • The population size of the community where a candidate wants to establish a business.
  • Whether a business proposal is associated with an identified priority business sector.

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When will the next British Columbia PNP Draw be?

British Columbia holds its Draw weekly under the Skilled Worker stream. According to the latest draw, the expected next draw will be between March 12, 2024, and March 14, 2024.

In the Entrepreneur Immigration stream, the Draw is held on a monthly basis. The latest Draw was held on February 27, 2024, and according to this, the expected next Draw will be around March 25, 2024

The Draw depends on various factors, including the needs of the labor market. An individual can apply through different categories under which the Draw is held. 

If they receive a nomination from BC PNP, they can apply for Canada PR with their family to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

If you think you are eligible to apply under any category, stay updated with our website and Draw results. Contact us today to learn more about British Columbia PNP!

Read these FAQs

What is the processing time for B.C. PNP 2024?

The estimated BC PNP processing time for nomination applications under Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration is around 2 to 3 months.

How much does B.C. PNP cost?

Application for Skills Immigration streams: $1,475. Registration for Entrepreneur Immigration streams: $300 CAD. Application for Entrepreneur Immigration streams: $3,500 CAD.

Is it easy to get PR in BC?

British Columbia, among top provinces in canada for easy PR invites applicants having minimum work experience of two years.

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