On July 27, 2021, another 59 candidates – with a job offer in BC in any of the 29 tech occupations – were invited in the latest BC PNP Tech draw.
Earlier referred to as the “BC PNP Tech Pilot”, the same has now been extended permanently and renamed accordingly.
It is through the BC PNP Tech that tech employers within the province gain the “continued ability to recruit and retain international talent” wherever local workers are unavailable.
Those invited in the latest provincial draw by British Columbia can now submit their application for a BC PNP nomination for Canada PR.
|An Overview of July 27 BC PNP Tech draw
Total invitations issued: 59
|Express Entry BC – EEBC
Skills Immigration – SI
|Immigration Streams||Minimum SIRS Score|
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||80|
|EEBC – International Graduate||80|
|SI – Skilled Worker||80|
|SI – International Graduate||80|
Note. – SIRS: Skills Immigration Registration System. SIRS score is allotted following an assessment of the profile on certain factors.
The BC PNP Tech is not a separate category as such. Invitations to apply [ITAs] issued by British Columbia through the BC PNP Tech go out to candidates eligible for the existing categories of – Skills Immigration [SI] and Express Entry BC [EEBC].
While the SI runs independently, the EEBC category is aligned with the federal Express Entry system managed through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC].
The BC PNP Tech is an expedited pathway for a tech professional looking to acquire permanent residence in Canada while intending to settle within the province of British COlumbia.
|PNP nomination: A guarantee of an ITA from IRCC|
|For an IRCC Express Entry candidate, a PNP nomination – through any of the IRCC Express Entry linked Canada immigration PNP pathways – is worth 600 CRS points in itself.
Here, by ‘CRS’ is implied the Comprehensive Ranking System used for ranking profiles while in the IRCC Express Entry pool of candidates. Of the maximum 1,200 CRS points available, 600 can be availed through a PNP nomination.
A Canadian job offer or “arranged employment” in Canada, on the other hand, can only get you up to 200 CRS points.
With the latest BC PNP draw, a total of 6,657 ITAs have been issued by British Columbia PNP so far in 2021.
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