The province of British Columbia in Canada has invited 62 immigration candidates in the latest Tech Pilot draw held on July 21, 2020.
Under the BC Tech Pilot invitations are issued – through the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories – to international students and foreign tech workers to apply for being provincially nominated through the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP].
In order to be considered eligible for the BC PNP Tech Pilot, an immigration candidate must have a job offer that is of a minimum of 1 year in duration in any of the 29 tech occupations that are in demand in the province.
The BC PNP Tech Pilot offers expedited processing to Canada immigration applications from in-demand tech workers and international students that wish to settle in British Columbia by securing a nomination through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program [PNP].
Do keep in mind that the Tech Pilot is not a separate stream or category as such.
If the provincial nomination application is approved of the invited candidates, those registered under the Express Entry BC category will be awarded 600 points to be included in their Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] scores. The additional 600 CRS points of a provincial nomination are a guarantee that an Invitation to Apply [ITA] for Canada PR will be issued in a subsequent Express Entry draw.
Candidates invited through the Skills Immigration category, on the other hand, will – on their provincial nomination being issued by BC – proceed to have their Canada permanent residence applications directly processed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC].
A candidate seeking immigration to British Columbia through the BC PNP must begin the Canada immigration process by creating an online BC PNP online profile.
Registration with the BC PNP’s Skills Immigration Registration System [SIRS] will be required for candidates applying under the streams of International Graduate, Skilled Worker, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled. On successful registration with the SIRS, a score – the Expression of Interest [EOI] score – will be allotted based on certain factors.
Overview of the July 21, 2020, BC PNP draw – Tech Pilot draw – Total 62 invitations sent
|Category||Minimum Expression of Interest [EOI] Score|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||80|
|EEBC – International Graduate||80|
|SI – Skilled Worker||80|
|SI – International Graduate||80|
With the current draw, British Columbia’s PNP has held a total of 15 tech draws in 2020.
In addition to inviting tech workers to the province, British Columbia also seeks international graduates and foreign workers in non-tech occupations.
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