OMG! It’s Raining PR! British Columbia PNP Draws

OMG! It's Raining PR! British Columbia PNP Draws

British Columbia PNP draws have been in the talks lately. The province releases rounds of BC PNP draws almost every week. So, if you are interested in receiving the news regarding the draws, keep an eye on us! We try to publish the news as soon as the draws come out. Before this, the British Columbia draw came out on 11th of April, 2023. In this news, we will also tell you what BC PNP draw is, who can apply for it, which documents are required, and how long the processing times are. 

Latest British Columbia Draws

The latest British Columbia draws tell us that this time the province is calling around 208 workers. 158 invitations issued are for general draws, and this general round includes tech occupation also. As for the general draws the minimum score is just 85.  

While 29 invitations are sent to the targeted draw to the childcare workers, with a minimum score of 60. Other targeted draws include healthcare workers and some priority occupations. 16 invitations are for the workers in healthcare occupation only while less than 5 invitations are for other priority occupations. Both these occupations have a minimum score set on 60.

For more information, you can check out the images attached below. These images are taken from the official website of British Columbia.  

OMG! It's Raining PR! British Columbia PNP Draws
OMG! It's Raining PR! British Columbia PNP Draws

What’s the BC PNP Draw about? 

British Columbia PNP or provincial nominee program draws are about inviting immigrants into the country. And how would the province invite immigrants? To do so the province holds draws. 

Why are these immigrants necessary for the province? Well, the people immigrating to British Columbia would be the ones helping the country to grow. Also, the province usually calls for skilled workers so that they could help in the expansion of its labor market. 

However, the draws are not just good news for the province, but it’s also a good thing for the people. How so? It will happen this way- when an immigrant receives an invitation, they are getting a chance to apply for the permanent residency of the country. They would be able to live in Canada, work there, and just live their Canadian dream. So, you see how it is a win-win situation?

Who can apply for these draws? 

If you wish to apply in the British Columbia provincial nominee program, then there are certain eligibility criterias that you need to pass. These are: 

  • You need to have some work experience. It should be at least two years of experience in the same or related field that you are trying to find a job in. 
  • As a candidate you have got to have the needed language proficiency skills.
  • You need to possess legal status so you could immigrate to British Columbia.
  • You need to have a job offer from a Canadian employer, particularly from an employer in British Columbia to apply for the draws.
  • The intention to perform responsibilities that the British Columbia employer would give you needs to be there.

Now, let us tell you some of the professionals that could apply for this program. 

  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Hospitality or Tourism
  • Long-Haul Trucking
  • Engineering
  • Medical Radiation Technologist
  • Agriculture
  • Registered Nurse
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physiotherapist
  • Mathematics & Statistics

Which Documents are necessary for the draw? 

Do you know which documents you are going to require in order to apply for the draws? We could tell you which documents are commonly asked. Why can we only mention the common documents? Because the specific required documents depend on the immigration program the candidate is choosing. With that said, let’s take a look at them. 

  • First thing’s first, you need to possess a valid passport
  • After that, the second most important thing that you should have is a job offer from a Canadian employer. 
  • Next, get your language proficiency results in one place because you are going to need them!
  • You must have a birth certificate, right? So, go and get it! It is required too.
  • Do you have proof of funds? You need to show the immigration officers that you are capable of supporting yourself and your dependent family members while living in Canada. 
  • You need to show that your status is legal.
  • Have a civil identity proof. 
  • Get all the important travel documents in one place so you won’t have to look for them later on. 
  • You do have a police certificate clearance, right? You will need it for sure.
  • Get an Educational Credential Assessment.
  • You also need to have reference letters from your previous employers. 

Now, don’t forget that we only mentioned the basic things that almost every candidate needs to submit. There are going to be more documents asked so be prepared for them too.

How long is the processing time?

We cannot say the exact time since the processing times depend on the particular case and which immigration pathway the candidate is choosing. Still, we can provide you an estimated time so you can plan things according to that. 

  • Skills Immigration Stream- Almost about 2-3 months
  • Express Entry British Columbia- About 2-3 months
  • Entrepreneur Immigration Stream- Around 4 months
Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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