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BC PNP Draw on May 24th Targets Three Occupations

Updated: May 7


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There were sudden changes to BC PNP on March 10, 2022 to cater to the crucial needs of British Columbia’s care economy. These changes are effective immediately. On May 24, 2022, more than two months after the changes to BC PNP, British Columbia issued around 137 invitations in a targeted draw for tech, childcare, and healthcare workers. The details for the targeted occupations in this draw have been included below.


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


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BC PNP Tech Draw


British Columbia issued 115 invitations for tech workers under the categories Skilled Worker and International Graduates, including EEBC option. The minimum score is 85.


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


  1. 0131 Telecommunication carriers managers

  2. 0213 Computer and information systems managers

  3. 0512 Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

  4. 2131 Civil engineers

  5. 2132 Mechanical engineers

  6. 2133 Electrical and electronics engineers

  7. 2134 Chemical engineers

  8. 2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

  9. 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants

  10. 2172 Database analysts and data administrators

  11. 2173 Software engineers and designers

  12. 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers

  13. 2175 Web designers and developers

  14. 2221 Biological technologists and technicians

  15. 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

  16. 2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)

  17. 2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

  18. 2281 Computer network technicians

  19. 2282 User support technicians

  20. 2283 Information systems testing technicians

  21. 5121 Authors and writers

  22. 5122 Editors

  23. 5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters

  24. 5224 Broadcast technicians

  25. 5225 Audio and video recording technicians

  26. 5226 Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

  27. 5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts

  28. 5241 Graphic designers and illustrators

  29. 6221 Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade

BC PNP Childcare Draw: NOC 4214 Early Childhood Educators​


To further support the province’s care economy, British Columbia decided to also prioritize childcare. British Columbia issued 11 invitations for early childhood educators under the categories Skilled Worker and International Graduates, 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:


  1. 4214   Early Childhood Educators

BC PNP Healthcare Draw​


To support the care economy of British Columbia, the province issued 11 invitations for healthcare workers under the categories Skilled Worker, International Graduates, and 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:


  1. 0311   Managers in healthcare

  2. 3011   Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

  3. 3012   Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

  4. 3111   Specialist physicians

  5. 3112   General practitioners and family physicians

  6. 3113   Dentists

  7. 3122   Chiropractors

  8. 3124   Allied primary health practitioners

  9. 3125   Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

  10. 3131   Pharmacists

  11. 3132   Dietitians and nutritionists

  12. 3141   Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

  13. 3142   Physiotherapists

  14. 3143   Occupational therapists

  15. 3144   Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment

  16. 3211   Medical laboratory technologists

  17. 3212   Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants

  18. 3214   Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists

  19. 3215   Medical radiation technologists

  20. 3216   Medical sonographers

  21. 3217   Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.

  22. 3219   Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)

  23. 3221   Denturists

  24. 3222   Dental hygienists and dental therapists

  25. 3223   Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants

  26. 3232   Practitioners of natural healing

  27. 3233   Licensed practical nurses

  28. 3234   Paramedical occupations

  29. 3237   Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment

  30. 3411   Dental assistants

  31. 3413   Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates*

  32. 4151   Psychologists

  33. 4152   Social workers

  34. 4153   Family, marriage and other related counsellors

  35. 4212   Social and community service workers

Did you get invited in the BC PNP Draw on May 24th?


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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