BC PNP and SINP holds its first PNP Draw in 2023

BC and SINP held its first PNP Draw in 2023. SINP invites 50 candidates with average of 85 score and BC invites 211 candidates with 105 score.

British Columbia and Saskatchewan hold the first PNP draw of 2023

The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) invited 50 eligible applicants to apply for provincial nomination through its entrepreneur stream. This is the first SINP draw in the year 2023. The highest score in this SINP entrepreneur draw was 130 points, while the lowest EOI score stood at 80 points. Applicants with the EOI score of 85 and higher, out of 160 points were invited to apply for the SINP Entrepreneur stream. The candidates with the EOI score of 80 were invited only if their CLB score was equal to or higher than 6.

Date of draw05.01.2023
Highest EOI score in the draw130
Lowest EOI score in the draw80: if scored CLB 6 and above


85: if scored lower than CLB 6 

Average EOI score in the draw95
Total invitations 50

Once you get an ISA or Invitation to Submit an Application, you will have 3 months or 90 days to apply to SINP for Canada PR

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04.01.2023: British Columbia holds the first draw

In addition to Saskatchewan, British Columbia also held its first PNP draw for the year on 4th January, 2023. It was the BC PNP general draw for the skills immigration stream and invited 211 eligible applicants. A general draw in British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP), includes tech occupations. The minimum score required for each of the BC PNP Skills immigration pathway is tabulated below.

Skills immigration streamMinimum score to get ITA
Skilled Worker105
Skilled worker (Express Entry)105
International graduate 


International graduate (Express Entry)

Entry Level and Semi-skilled82
Total applicants invited163

Besides the general draws, the BC PNP also held targeted draws for healthcare and childcare occupations (NOC 42202), and invited 48 eligible applicants. The minimum score required for these targeted draws is tabulated below.

BC PNP streamTarget occupationMinimum score
Skilled Worker
International Graduate (includes EEBC option)
Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option)Early childcare educators and assistants : NOC 4220260
Total Applicants Invited48

Once you receive the invitation to apply, you must apply to the BC PNP within 30 days. If your BC PNP application is approved by the province, you will have 6 months to apply for Canada PR through the Provincial Nominee Program.

Express Entry draws awaited

The last Express Entry rounds of invitations were held on the 23rd November 2022. Since then, there has been no Express Entry draw. The foremost reason for this is the technical glitch caused due to the implementation of the new NOC codes.

With the advent of the Bill-C 19, Express Entry is expected to become even more responsive to the Canadian labor market requirements. Rather than depending entirely on the point based Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS), there will be more targeted Express Entry draws inorder to meet acute labor shortages in specific industries and fields such as healthcare.

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