Calling all skilled workers and international graduates! The latest British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) draw, held on May 22, 2024, delivered good news for many! This targeted draw saw over 72 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued to candidates in specific high-demand occupations.

Did you get an ITA? Check your BC PNP online profile to find out! This news article will break down everything you need to know about the latest BC PNP draw, including:

  1. Targeted professions in high demand
  2. Minimum scores required for ITAs
  3. How the BC PNP can help you immigrate to Canada
  4. How Visa Solutions 4u can guide you through the process

Targeted Occupations Take Center Stage

This BC PNP draw focused on attracting skilled workers and international graduates in professions critical to British Columbia's economy. Here's a breakdown of the targeted categories and the number of ITAs issued:

Targeted Occupation Number of ITAs Issued
Tech Occupations (35 occupations) 50
Healthcare Occupations (39 occupations) 10
Construction Occupations (25 occupations) 9
Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 42202) Less than 5
Veterinary Care Less than 5

Tech Boom Continues to Drive Demand

The tech sector continues to be a major driver of British Columbia's economy. This draw saw the highest number of ITAs issued (50) going to profiles in 35 different tech occupations. If you have experience in a tech field and have been considering immigrating to Canada, this is a great sign!

Healthcare and Construction Remain Crucial

The BC PNP also recognized the ongoing need for skilled workers in healthcare (10 ITAs) and construction (9 ITAs). These are essential sectors for any thriving province, and British Columbia is actively seeking qualified individuals to fill these vital roles.

Early Childhood Educators and Veterinary Care

While the number of ITAs issued for Early Childhood Educators and Assistants (NOC 42202) and Veterinary Care was lower (<5 each), it still indicates a continued interest in these professions.

Increased Cut-Off Score for Tech Occupations

It's important to note that the minimum score required for an ITA in the tech draw (122) increased by 2 points compared to the previous general draw on May 7th, 2024. This suggests many qualified candidates are vying for a limited number of ITAs in these fields.

How Can the BC PNP Help You Immigrate to Canada?

The BC PNP is a valuable pathway for skilled workers and international graduates seeking permanent residency in Canada. By receiving a nomination from the BC PNP, you gain a significant advantage in your Express Entry application, increasing your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the federal government.

Processing Time for BC PNP

The processing time for BC PNP applications can vary depending on your circumstances. However, it generally takes between 6-12 months to receive a decision on your application.


There are several fees associated with the BC PNP application process. These include the application fee, processing fee, and biometric fee. The total cost can vary depending on the specific program you are applying to.

BC PNP Draws: A Regular Feature

The BC PNP conducts regular draws throughout the year. Stay tuned for updates on future draws and the latest in-demand professions!

Visa Solutions 4u: Your Guide to BC PNP Success

Navigating the BC PNP application process can be complex. Visa Solutions 4u can help! Our experienced immigration consultants can assess your eligibility, guide you through the application process, and ensure your application is strong and competitive.

Contact Visa Solutions 4u today to discuss your BC PNP immigration options and take the first step toward your dream of living and working in beautiful British Columbia!