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BC PNP ends 2020 with 9,000+ SI and EEBC invitations

BC PNP Tech Pilot draw

With this, the BC PNP ends the year with 9,000+ Skills Immigration [SI] and Express Entry BC [EEBC] invitations in 2020. Another approximately 154 invitations went out in 2020 to candidates under the BC PNP’s Entrepreneur Immigration category.

As this was a Tech Pilot draw, invitations issued by the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP] went to candidates with job offers in any of the 29 key tech occupations.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot helps employers in the province to address their talent requirements by providing a fast-tracked immigration pathway for in-demand international students and foreign workers.

The processing time for 80% of BC PNP applications is 2-3 months from receipt. Typically, Tech Pilot applications are processed in shorter timeframes.

Offering an expedited Canadian immigration pathway, the BC PNP’s Tech Pilot is for individuals with tech skills that intend to take up permanent residence in Canada while contributing to the shared prosperity of the province.

Since its launch in May 2017, the Tech Pilot has supported 4,000+ tech workers to be nominated for Canadian permanent residence.

The Tech Pilot has been extended to June 2021 to provide B.C. tech employers with the continued ability to recruit and retain international talent when local skilled workers are unavailable.”

In order to be eligible for the Tech Pilot, the candidate must –

  • have their job offer in any of the 29 key occupations,
  • have a job offer for a minimum of 365 days, and
  • the job offer must have at least 120 days left at the time of applying to the BC PNP.

Targeting 4 ‘streams’ or immigration pathways, the latest BC PNP draw invited candidates under the categories of Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC.

Overview of the December 29 BC PNP draw

Invitations issued through the categories of Skills Immigration [SI] and Express Entry BC [EEBC].

Category Minimum Score
EEBC – Skilled Worker 80
EEBC – International Graduate 80
SI – Skilled Worker 80
SI – International Graduate 80

Note. The minimum score here is the score allotted on registration under the BC PNP’s Skills Immigration Registration System [SIRS].

BC PNP draws in 2020

[I] Skills Immigration and Express Entry draws

Date Invitations issued Details
07-Jan-20 173
14-Jan-20 70 Tech Pilot draw
21-Jan-20 58 Tech Pilot draw
28-Jan-20 284
04-Feb-20 85 Tech Pilot draw
11-Feb-20 83 Tech Pilot draw
19-Feb-20 53 Tech Pilot draw
27-Feb-20 290
03-Mar-20 80 Tech Pilot draw
10-Mar-20 332
17-Mar-20 87 Tech Pilot draw
30-Mar-20 311 Certain occupations excluded.
07-Apr-20 147 Tech Pilot draw
16-Apr-20 271 Certain occupations excluded.
21-Apr-20 91 Tech Pilot draw
29-Apr-20 75 Tech Pilot draw
07-May-20 237 Certain occupations excluded.
12-May-20 92 Tech Pilot draw
19-May-20 170 Certain occupations excluded.
26-May-20 133 Tech Pilot draw
02-Jun-20 241 Certain occupations excluded.
09-Jun-20 87 Tech Pilot draw
16-Jun-20 276 Certain occupations excluded.
23-Jun-20 87 Tech Pilot draw
30-Jun-20 314 Certain occupations excluded.
07-Jul-20 57 Tech Pilot draw
14-Jul-20 320 Certain occupations excluded.
21-Jul-20 62 Tech Pilot draw
28-Jul-20 34 Tech Pilot draw
07-Aug-20 437 Certain occupations excluded.
11-Aug-20 52 Tech Pilot draw
18-Aug-20 302 Certain occupations excluded.
25-Aug-20 72 Tech Pilot draw
01-Sep-20 428 Certain occupations excluded.
08-Sep-20 67 Tech Pilot draw
15-Sep-20 407 Certain occupations excluded.
22-Sep-20 74 Tech Pilot draw
29-Sep-20 450 Certain occupations excluded.
06-Oct-20 72 Tech Pilot draw
13-Oct-20 417 Certain occupations excluded.
20-Oct-20 80 Tech Pilot draw
27-Oct-20 354 Certain occupations excluded.
03-Nov-20 76 Tech Pilot draw
10-Nov-20 358 Certain occupations excluded.
17-Nov-20 76 Tech Pilot draw
24-Nov-20 360 Certain occupations excluded.
01-Dec-20 68 Tech Pilot draw
08-Dec-20 256 Certain occupations excluded.
15-Dec-20 92 Tech Pilot draw
22-Dec-20 230 Certain occupations excluded.
29-Dec-20 58 Tech Pilot draw
TOTAL invitations in 2020 – 9,310

[II] Entrepreneur Immigration [EI]

Date Category Invitations issued
14-Jan-20 EI – Regional Pilot 7
14-Jan-20 EI – Base Category 18
04-Feb-20 EI – Regional Pilot 5
04-Feb-20 EI – Base Category 14
06-Apr-20 EI – Regional Pilot 18
02-Jun-20 EI – Regional Pilot 9
02-Jun-20 EI – Base Category 29
28-Jul-20 EI – Regional Pilot 5
28-Jul-20 EI – Base Category 7
01-Sep-20 EI – Regional Pilot <5
01-Sep-20 EI – Base Category 6
20-Oct-20 EI – Base Category 15
20-Oct-20 EI – Regional Pilot 5
01-Dec-20 EI – Base Category 11
TOTAL invitations in 2020 – 154 approx.

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