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British Columbia PNP Extends Invitations to Priority Construction Occupations

Published on: November 17th, 2023

The latest draw, conducted on November 16, targeted key construction occupations and resulted in 12 invitations to apply, each requiring a minimum score of 75.

In a move to fortify the construction sector and address the surging demand for residential housing, the province of British Columbia (BC) has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting skilled workers through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Programs (BC PNP). Housing remains a top priority for the province, and to ensure a robust construction workforce, certified workers in specific construction occupations are now prioritized in the Skills immigration streams.

The latest draw, conducted on November 16, targeted key construction occupations and resulted in 12 invitations to apply, each requiring a minimum score of 75. This draw is part of ongoing efforts to bolster the skilled labor force, particularly in the construction sector, where there is a pressing need to meet the growing demand for residential properties.

Priority Construction Occupations:

Certified workers with the skills, experience, and qualifications in the following occupations are prioritized:

  • 22114 Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists
  • 72102 Sheet metal workers
  • 72103 Boilermakers
  • 72104 Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters
  • 72105 Ironworkers
  • 72106 Welders and related machine operators
  • 72200 Electricians (except industrial and power system)
  • 72201 Industrial electricians
  • 72300 Plumbers
  • 72301 Steamfitters, pipefitters, and sprinkler system installers
  • 72302 Gas fitters
  • 72310 Carpenters
  • 72311 Cabinetmakers
  • 72320 Bricklayers
  • 72400 Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics
  • 72401 Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • 72402 Heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning mechanics
  • 72500 Crane operators
  • 73100 Concrete finishers
  • 73101 Tilesetters
  • 73102 Plasterers, drywall installers, finishers, and lathers
  • 73110 Roofers and Shinglers
  • 73111 Glaziers
  • 73112 Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)
  • 73113 Floor covering installers

While these occupations are given priority, it’s crucial to note that the BC PNP is not limited to these roles. Other occupations may also be eligible for the program, with priority occupations having the advantage of receiving targeted invitations upon the submission of registration.

 

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