The most recent rounds of invitations under the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) were held on May 31. More than 167 candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination in these draws. A total of 147 of these candidates were invited through a general draw. These candidates must meet the requirements of one of British Columbia’s Express Entry BC or Skills Immigration categories, which are managed through the Skills and Immigration Registration System (SIRS). Candidates who received invitations in this draw were from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories and needed a minimum provincial score between 76 and 123 depending on the stream. The province is also currently holding rounds of invitations for candidates in specific occupations to meet the increased labour needs in certain sectors of the economy. This week, the province invited the following: 15 early childhood educators (NOC 4214) with scores of at least 60; 5 healthcare workers with scores of at least 60; less than five healthcare assistants (NOC 3413) with scores of at least 60; and less than five animal health technologists and veterinarians (NOC 3114 and NOC 3213) with scores of at least 60.