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December 2, 2021

BC PNP invited 223 candidates in 16th August Draw

BC PNP invited 223 candidates in 16th August Draw: British Columbia has invited 223 candidates to apply for Permanent residency through British Columbia PNP Program. On August 16, 2022, British Columbia has sent the invitation in various categories for 223 candidates to apply for the BC Provincial Nomination. Hence, in this draw, the province sent the invitation to the candidates to apply under the below categories:

  • Skilled Worker
  • Skilled Worker – EEBC option
  • International Graduate
  • International Graduate – EEBC option
  • Entry Level and Semi Skilled
  • Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)
  • Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)
  • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
  • Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)

On 16th August, British Columbia invited 223 immigration Candidates to apply for provincial nominations in the BC PNP British Columbia Tech Draw. Therefore, under the categories of Express Entry BC and skills immigration, the candidates are given invitations under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw.

BC PNP invited 223 Candidates

BC PNP invited 223 candidates

Under BC PNP British Columbia Tech Draw, the candidates who got invitations from the subcategories skilled worker and international graduate will need a minimum score of 78 in provincial nominations. As the province has given invitations to 223 candidates so these candidates are given 30 days to apply for their provincial nominations.


Date Number of
Category Minimum

August 16, 2022


Skilled Worker 120

General draw
(includes tech occupations)

Skilled Worker – EEBC option 132
International Graduate 105
International Graduate – EEBC option 110
Entry Level and Semi Skilled 78

August 16, 2022


Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)


Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214)
Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option)


Targeted draw: Healthcare
(unless listed below)
Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare: Health care assistants (NOC 3413)


Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)


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

About the Tech Pilot Program

For the Tech workers and the international students, the BC PNP Tech Pilot is the fastest track Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Candidates should have a valid offer for a job of at least 12 months in one of the eligible occupations of Tech pilot along with this the candidate will also need to register in one of the existing provincial immigration streams of British Columbia.

Moreover, the candidate must create a profile by the online portal of BC PNP for the categories. The categories can include skills immigration or Express Entry British Columbia. After creating their profiles they must register to its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

On the basis of evaluation and the scores of the applicants, they are given invitations to apply for further invitation rounds. These scores are based on many factors which are

  • The level of education,
  • The time period of direct work experience and
  •  B.C. job offer.

Tech Pilot draw held every week. In May 2017, the pilot project was first launched in which as per the labor market study it was facing some issues in the tech sector of British Columbia. Thus, the purpose of creating Tech Pilot was to support the growth of the tech sector by immigrating in-demand skilled workers to the province. The Tech pilot is extended many times.

Tech Pilot Draw for Express Entry Candidates

Express Entry, BC PNP

The Express Entry candidates who received their nominations from British Columbia will be provided 600 additional points. These points can be added to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of Express Entry. Also, for the future federal draw of Express Entry, they will guarantee an Invitation To Apply.

The Express Entry is a system designed to manage the applications for three federal immigration programs, which are:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program,
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program, and
  • Canadian Experience Class.

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Also, there are many factors by which the candidates are given their scores which includes:

  • Candidate’s age,
  • The skilled work experience,
  • Education qualification, and
  • Proficiency in English or French language, and
  • other factors.

If all the criteria are fulfilled by the candidate then Canada will invite them to apply for their permanent residency status by Express Entry draws. Once they got approved, the final step for them is to land in Canada and claim their permanent residency status in Canada.

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