Latest PNP Draws: British Columbia and Ontario Issue Invitations

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British Columbia held its latest PNP draws on 15th August, the same day as Ontario. British Columbia called for over 153 candidates from four targeted occupations, namely- Tech, Healthcare, Childcare, and Other Priority Occupations. All these invitations show that there are many jobs in Canada for foreigners and hence, international skilled workers may apply to them.   

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British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program Draw 

British Columbia routinely conducts its provincial nominee program draw. And the most recent one came out on 15th August, 2023. The province mostly calls for candidates from certain occupations, such as healthcare, childcare, and tech. 

But there’s one more category of British Columbia that lacks workers. It’s the Other Priority Occupations with two particular NOC codes. Though there’s not much demand for workers in this category, still, we mostly see candidates being invited from here. 

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In the latest draw conducted, it issued more than 153 invitations to apply for Canada permanent residency. They all were chosen from these streams- Skilled Worker, and International Graduate (includes EEBC option). The details according to each occupation is listed below:-

  • Tech Occupations: 107- Invitations, 88- Minimum Score
  • Healthcare Occupations: 27- Invitations, 60- Minimum Score
  • Childcare Occupations: 19- Invitations, 60- Minimum Score
  • Other Priority Occupations: less than 5- Invitations, 60- Minimum Score

Take a look at the image taken from the official website of British Columbia to verify the numbers. 

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Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Draws

Ontario sent out invitations to targeted streams in its newly conducted draws. These streams are: Employer Job Offer International Student, Employer Job Offer Foreign Worker, Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills. 

Employer Job Offer International Student Stream

From the Employer Job Offer International Student Stream, candidates are chosen from particular occupations of Skilled Trades, Tech, and Health. A total of 853 invitations were issued.

Skilled Trades Occupations 

Those with a CRS score of 61 or above were selected for this category. Take a look at the eligibility NOC codes below to know from which occupations did these candidates belong. 

  • NOC 22212 – Drafting technologists and technicians
  • NOC 22221 – User support technicians
  • NOC 22222 – Information systems testing technicians
  • NOC 22301 – Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 22302 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  • NOC 22311 – Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  • NOC 22312 – Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • NOC 72010 – Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 72011 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 72012 – Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • NOC 72013 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • NOC 72014 – Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • NOC 72020 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 72021 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • NOC 72022 – Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 72024 – Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • NOC 72101 – Tool and die makers
  • NOC 72102 – Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 72103 – Boilermakers
  •  NOC 72104 – Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  • NOC 72105 – Ironworkers
  •  NOC 72106 – Welders and related machine operators
  •  NOC 72200 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  •  NOC 72201 – Industrial electricians
  •  NOC 72203 – Electrical power line and cable workers
  •  NOC 72204 – Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
  •  NOC 72300 – Plumbers
  •  NOC 72301 – Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  •  NOC 72310 – Carpenters
  •  NOC 72320 – Bricklayers
  • NOC 72321 – Insulators
  •  NOC 72400 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  •  NOC 72401 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  •  NOC 72402 – Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  •  NOC 72403 – Railway carmen/women
  •  NOC 72404 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  •  NOC 72406 – Elevator constructors and mechanics
  •  NOC 72410 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  •  NOC 72422 – Electrical mechanics
  •  NOC 72423 – Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • NOC 72500 – Crane operators
  •  NOC 73100 – Concrete finishers
  •  NOC 73101 – Tilesetters
  •  NOC 73102 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  •  NOC 73110 – Roofers and shinglers
  •  NOC 73111 – Glaziers
  •  NOC 73112 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  •  NOC 73200 – Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  •  NOC 73201 – General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
  •  NOC 73202 – Pest controllers and fumigators
  • NOC 73209 – Other repairers and servicers
  •  NOC 73400 – Heavy equipment operators
  •  NOC 82031 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
  •  NOC 92100 – Power engineers and power systems operators
Health Occupations

Candidates with a score of 61 or above were eligible for this stream. Moreover, these candidates needed to have a job offer in one of the following NOC codes.

  • NOC 30010 – Managers in health care
  • NOC 31100 – Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • NOC 31101 – Specialists in surgery
  • NOC 31102 – General practitioners and family physicians
  • NOC 31103 – Veterinarians
  • NOC 31110 – Dentists
  • NOC 31111 – Optometrists
  • NOC 31112 – Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • NOC 31120 – Pharmacists
  • NOC 31121 – Dietitians and nutritionists
  • NOC 31201 – Chiropractors
  • NOC 31202 – Physiotherapists
  • NOC 31203 – Occupational therapists
  • NOC 31204 – Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  • NOC 31209 – Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • NOC 31300 – Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • NOC 31301 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 31302 – Nurse practitioners
  • NOC 31303 – Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
  • NOC 32100 – Opticians
  • NOC 32101 – Licensed practical nurses
  • NOC 32102 – Paramedical occupations
  • NOC 32103 – Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • NOC 32104 – Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
  • NOC 32109 – Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • NOC 32110 – Denturists
  • NOC 32111 – Dental hygienists and dental therapists
  • NOC 32112 – Dental technologists and technicians
  • NOC 32120 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 32121 – Medical radiation technologists
  • NOC 32122 – Medical sonographers
  • NOC 32123 – Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
  • NOC 32124 – Pharmacy technicians
  • NOC 32129 – Other medical technologists and technicians
  • NOC 32200 – Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • NOC 32201 – Massage therapists
  • NOC 32209 – Other practitioners of natural healing
  • NOC 33100 – Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  • NOC 33101 – Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
  • NOC 33102 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 33103 – Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • NOC 33109 – Other assisting occupations in support of health services
Tech Occupations

The minimum score required in this category is also the same as the ones above, which is 61. But the eligible NOC codes in this occupation are less. 

  • NOC 20012 – Computer and information systems managers
  • NOC 21211 – Data Scientists
  • NOC 21223 – Database analysts and data administrators
  • NOC 21230 – Computer systems developers and programmers
  • NOC 21231 – Software engineers and designers
  • NOC 21232 – Software developers and programmers
  • NOC 21233 – Web designers
  • NOC 21234 – Web developers and programmers
  • NOC 21311 – Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • NOC 22221 – User support technicians
  • NOC 22222 – Information systems testing technicians

Employer Job Offer Foreign Worker

This stream called for 1,506 candidates from various occupations. Let’s take a look at them and their minimum scores. 

Skilled Trades Occupations

Candidates needed a score of 30 or above to be eligible for an invitation and a job offer from one of the following NOC codes. 

  • NOC 22212 – Drafting technologists and technicians
  • NOC 22221 – User support technicians
  • NOC 22222 – Information systems testing technicians
  • NOC 22301 – Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • NOC 22302 – Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
  • NOC 22311 – Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
  • NOC 22312 – Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
  • NOC 72010 – Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations
  • NOC 72011 – Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations
  • NOC 72012 – Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
  • NOC 72013 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades
  • NOC 72014 – Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers
  • NOC 72020 – Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades
  • NOC 72021 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews
  • NOC 72022 – Supervisors, printing and related occupations
  • NOC 72024 – Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators
  • NOC 72101 – Tool and die makers
  • NOC 72102 – Sheet metal workers
  • NOC 72103 – Boilermakers
  • NOC 72104 – Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  • NOC 72105 – Ironworkers
  • NOC 72106 – Welders and related machine operators
  • NOC 72200 – Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • NOC 72201 – Industrial electricians
  • NOC 72203 – Electrical power line and cable workers
  • NOC 72204 – Telecommunications line and cable installers and repairers
  • NOC 72300 – Plumbers
  • NOC 72301 – Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers
  • NOC 72310 – Carpenters
  • NOC 72320 – Bricklayers
  • NOC 72321 – Insulators
  • NOC 72400 – Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • NOC 72401 – Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • NOC 72402 – Heating, refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics
  • NOC 72403 – Railway carmen/women
  • NOC 72404 – Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors
  • NOC 72406 – Elevator constructors and mechanics
  • NOC 72410 – Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers
  • NOC 72422 – Electrical mechanics
  • NOC 72423 – Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics
  • NOC 72500 – Crane operators
  • NOC 73100 – Concrete finishers
  • NOC 73101 – Tilesetters
  • NOC 73102 – Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers
  • NOC 73110 – Roofers and shinglers
  • NOC 73111 – Glaziers
  • NOC 73112 – Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • NOC 73200 – Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  • NOC 73201 – General building maintenance workers and building superintendents
  • NOC 73202 – Pest controllers and fumigators
  • NOC 73209 – Other repairers and servicers
  • NOC 73400 – Heavy equipment operators
  • NOC 82031 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services
  • NOC 92100 – Power engineers and power systems operators
Health Occupations

Candidates required a score of 46 or higher and a job offer from one of the following NOC codes. 

  • NOC 30010 – Managers in health care
  • NOC 31100 – Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine
  • NOC 31101 – Specialists in surgery
  • NOC 31102 – General practitioners and family physicians
  • NOC 31103 – Veterinarians
  • NOC 31110 – Dentists
  • NOC 31111 – Optometrists
  • NOC 31112 – Audiologists and speech-language pathologists
  • NOC 31120 – Pharmacists
  • NOC 31121 – Dietitians and nutritionists
  • NOC 31201 – Chiropractors
  • NOC 31202 – Physiotherapists
  • NOC 31203 – Occupational therapists
  • NOC 31204 – Kinesiologists and other professional occupations in therapy and assessment
  • NOC 31209 – Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating
  • NOC 31300 – Nursing coordinators and supervisors
  • NOC 31301 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
  • NOC 31302 – Nurse practitioners
  • NOC 31303 – Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals
  • NOC 32100 – Opticians
  • NOC 32101 – Licensed practical nurses
  • NOC 32102 – Paramedical occupations
  • NOC 32103 – Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • NOC 32104 – Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians
  • NOC 32109 – Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
  • NOC 32110 – Denturists
  • NOC 32111 – Dental hygienists and dental therapists
  • NOC 32112 – Dental technologists and technicians
  • NOC 32120 – Medical laboratory technologists
  • NOC 32121 – Medical radiation technologists
  • NOC 32122 – Medical sonographers
  • NOC 32123 – Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists
  • NOC 32124 – Pharmacy technicians
  • NOC 32129 – Other medical technologists and technicians
  • NOC 32200 – Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists
  • NOC 32201 – Massage therapists
  • NOC 32209 – Other practitioners of natural healing
  • NOC 33100 – Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  • NOC 33101 – Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations
  • NOC 33102 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  • NOC 33103 – Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • NOC 33109 – Other assisting occupations in support of health services
Tech Occupations

Tech Occupations candidates needed to score either 46 or above in order to be eligible. They also needed to have a valid job offer from one of the following occupations. 

  • NOC 20012 – Computer and information systems managers
  • NOC 21211 – Data Scientists
  • NOC 21223 – Database analysts and data administrators
  • NOC 21230 – Computer systems developers and programmers
  • NOC 21231 – Software engineers and designers
  • NOC 21232 – Software developers and programmers
  • NOC 21233 – Web designers
  • NOC 21234 – Web developers and programmers
  • NOC 21311 – Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • NOC 22221 – User support technicians
  • NOC 22222 – Information systems testing technicians

Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills 

Those 256 candidates who qualified under the Employer Job Offer In-Demand Skills Stream received invitations. Further, these candidates needed to have a minimum score of 23 or above. 

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