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BC PNP invited 182 candidates on July 26, 2022

Updated: May 7

British Columbia Provincial Nomination Program (BC PNP) issued 182 invitations to apply (ITAs) on July 26, 2022. Two draws were released by the province, one general and one targeted, in an effort to attract various occupation workers to work in British Columbia's care industry.

BC PNP invited 182 candidates on July 26, 2022

There have been several changes made to the BC PNP on March 10, 2022, in support of the province's care economy. Learn more about these changes!

BC PNP General Draw

In the general draw, which includes tech occupation workers, British Columbia invited 147 applicants under several categories with minimum SIRS scores. Applicants must meet the minimum scores for the following categories:

  1. Skilled Worker – 115 points

  2. Skilled Worker (EEBC option) – 136 points

  3. International Graduate – 96 points

  4. International Graduate (EEBC option) – 113 points

  5. Entry Level and Semi-skilled – 78 points

Listed below are the tech occupations eligible for BC PNP:

  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 Targeted Draws

For the targeted draws for childcare, health care, and other priority occupations, British Columbia issued approximately 35 invitations.


This targeted draw invited 22 childcare occupation workers under the categories of Skilled Workers and International Graduates, including the EEBC option. Applicants must meet a minimum SIRS score of 60 points. The following childcare occupations qualify for BC PNP:

  1. 4214 Early Childhood Educators and Assistants


Meanwhile, this targeted draw invited 9 healthcare occupation workers under the categories of Skilled Workers, International Graduates, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled, including the EEBC option. Applicants must meet a minimum SIRS score of 60 points. Listed below are the healthcare occupations eligible for the BC PNP:

  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 counselors

  35. 4212   Social and community service workers

Other Priority Occupations

On the other hand, this targeted draw only invited less than 5 other priority occupation workers under the category of Skilled Workers and International Graduates including the EEBC option. Applicants must meet a minimum SIRS score of 60 points. The following are the priority occupations eligible for BC PNP:

  1. 3114   Veterinarians

  2. 3213   Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians

Do you want to apply for BC PNP? Or do you already have an invitation for the July 26 BC PNP draw?

Don't forget to prepare your BC PNP application if you've been invited! Your application must be submitted within 30 days of receiving the invitation to apply (ITA). Otherwise, your invitation will be canceled. If you need assistance with the BC PNP application, you can book a consultation with us or reach us at +1-604-484-9474. If you want to apply for BC PNP, our team of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) is willing to analyze your profile's eligibility to apply for BC PNP. If you have been already invited, we are willing to represent you during the BC PNP application process.

A Cautionary Note: The foregoing provides only an overview and does not constitute legal advice. Readers are cautioned against making any decisions based on this material alone. Rather, specific legal advice should be obtained, and the readers are asked to refer to the government website for the most updated information.

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