BC PNP holds first 2024 draw selects 376 applicants

BC PNP holds first 2024 draw selects 376 applicants

British Columbia begins its new year on a good note. BC PNP holds first 2024 draw selects 376 applicants. As per its usual format, the draw is a 2-part series where one part is a general draw and the other targeted draw.

 

The details of the Jan 10, 2024, BC PNP draw is as the follows:

Draw 1 – General draw

  • Firstly, 110 applicants have a BC PNP invitation.
  • Secondly, the minimum EOI score is:
    • Skilled Worker (SW) and EEBC SW categories – 120.
    • International Graduate (IG) and EEBC IG categories – 120.
    • Entry Level and Semi-Skilled category – 100.

 

Draw 2 – Targeted draw

  • Firstly, 113 applicants from the childcare sector have a BC PNP invitation.
  • Secondly, 75 applicants from the healthcare sector have a BC PNP invitation.
  • Also, fewer than 5 applicants from the veterinary sector have a BC PNP invitation.
    • Besides, the minimum EOI score requirement for above targeted occupational sectors is 60.
  • Further, 74 applicants from the construction sector have a BC PNP invitation.
    • The minimum EOI score requirement is 75.

 

As we can see the first 2024 BC PNP draw selection bears good news for future PNP applicants. In comparison to last Dec 12, 2023, BC PNP draw we see:

  • Draw 1 issued 37 more PNP invites.
  • Draw 2 on the other hand issued:
    • Childcare – 13 more invites.
    • Construction – 43 more invites.
    • Healthcare – 48 more invites.
    • Veterinary – No change in invites.

 

So, overall, there is a positive rise in the selection of applicants in the first BC PNP draw of 2024. In such a case we can say that PNP draws have begun on a positive and higher note. Now it will be interesting to see how other PNP participating provinces and territories select their applicants.

However, we should expect a positive rise in the same due to higher demand and emphasis on the selection of applicants with higher skills and labour shortages.

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