Immigration shenanigans in British Columbia

Immigration shenanigans in British Columbia

Veterinarians and animal technicians were added to the list of priority professions.

On March 22, 2022, the Province of British Columbia sent out invitations to two streams: Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur Immigration — Regional Pilot. A total of 204 people received invitations. See the tables to see who was invited in the Skills Immigration stream and what minimum scores were required.

In the overall Skills Immigration selection, 132 candidates received invitations. But the passing score was different for different categories.

Category Minimum score
Skills Immigration — skilled professionals 112
Skills Immigration — specialists with medium and low skills 77
Skills Immigration — graduates of Canadian universities 100
Express Entry BC (EEBC) — qualified specialists 128
Express Entry BC (EEBC) — graduates of Canadian universities 114

Targeted selections this time were for health care professionals, early childhood educators, and veterinarians and animal technicians.

Profession Number of invitees Minimum score Categories
Early childhood educators and assistants 47 78 Skilled Worker, International Graduate
Health care professionals (other than nurse aides, orderlies, and patient care assistants) 11 78 Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
Nursing Assistants, Orderlies, and Patient Care Assistants <5 63 Entry Level and Semi-Skilled
Veterinarians, animal health technologists and veterinary technicians 9 78 Skilled Worker, International Graduate

In the previous immigration drawing, which was held March 14, the passing score for all target selections except nursing assistants, nurse aides and patient care assistants was higher. It was 85 at the time.

The history of provincial selections can be found in a separate article.

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