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British Columbia issues up to 158 invitations in Skilled Worker, International Graduate draws 

By cvf, 08/16/2023

British Columbia is inviting up to 158 foreign nationals to apply for immigration through the Skilled Worker International Graduate stream of its British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

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In the Aug. 15 draw conducted on Tuesday this week, the province chose to invite foreign nationals to apply to fill tech, childcare, healthcare and other positions deemed to be priorities in four occupation-targeted draws.

Early childhood educators, healthcare, tech and veterinary workers targeted in draws

In the first draw, the West Coast province issued 108 invitations with a minimum score of 88 to tech workers through the Skilled Worker International Graduate stream.

At the same time, the province invited 27 early childhood educators and assistants with the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code of 42202 and minimum scores of 60 to apply as well as 19 healthcare workers, also with a minimum score of 60, under the same immigration program.

The last draw is for up to five foreign nationals to apply for other occupations deemed to be priorities. 

This draw was for veterinarians (NOC – 31103) and their staff,  animal health technologists and veterinary technicians (NOC – 32104).

Skilled Worker International Graduate Aug. 15 draw saw 158 invitations issued

Date Number of
Stream Minimum
August 15, 2023 107 Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 88 Targeted draw: Tech
27 60 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202)
19 60 Targeted draw: Healthcare
<5 60 Targeted draw:
Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104)

The Aug. 15 draw is the third this month to target these particular occupations. 

British Columbia has invited these same in-demand workers in three draws this month alone

The province started the month with draws on Aug. 1 that included a tech draw with 132 invitations issued under the Skilled Worker International Graduate stream. There were also 39 invitations to early childhood educators, 23 invitations to healthcare workers and up to five to veterinarians and their staff that same day.

A little over a week later, British Columbia issued another 139 invitations to skilled workers and international graduates, including those in tech occupations, in a general draw. 

That Aug. 9 draw saw the province also issue 34 invitations to early childhood educators and 22 healthcare workers.

The BCPNP is operated by the British Columbia government in partnership with the federal immigration department, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Interested candidates must follow a two-stage process: apply for nomination to the provincial government and then, if nominated, apply for permanent residence to the federal government.

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