In the latest Tech Pilot draw held on May 12, British Columbia’s Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP] sent out invitations to 92 tech workers.
Despite COVID-19 special measures, the BC PNP continues to receive and process applications along with holding regular draws through the Entrepreneur, Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC Streams.
On May 12, the BC PNP sent out invitations to 92 tech workers for applying for a provincial nomination for Canada permanent residence.
Launched in 2017, it is through the Tech Pilot that the technology sector in British Columbia recruits foreign workers for addressing job vacancies in the province.
Overview of the May 12 Tech Pilot draw – Skilled Immigration and Express Entry – Total 92 invitations sent:
|Category||Minimum EOI Score|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||80|
|EEBC – International Graduate||80|
|SI – Skilled Worker||80|
|SI – International Graduate||80|
The minimum score requirement of 80 for candidates in both programs marks a 5 point decline from the previous April 29 Tech Pilot draw that had a minimum EOI of 85.
Tech immigration candidates are much in demand in Canada. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, top technology companies in Canada are hiring. It is believed that technology companies in Canada will pave the way for Canada’s economic recovery in the post-pandemic period.
PNP-specific Express Entry draws along with targeted tech draws by provinces like Ontario and British Columbia have led to more tech immigration candidates receiving invitations to apply for Canada PR.
As a provincial nomination gives an additional 600 points to be added to the overall CRS score of a candidate’s profile in the Express Entry pool, a provincial nomination is regarded as a guarantee that the candidate would be invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
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