In the latest round of invitations held on November 17, 2020, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program [BC PNP] has issued 76 invitations to candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
As this was a Tech Pilot draw, invitations issued went to immigration candidates that had a valid job offer under one of the 29 eligible occupations.
In order to be eligible for the Tech Pilot of BC PNP, the job offer must be for a minimum of 365 days, with at least 120 days remaining in the job offer at the time of the candidate’s applying to the BC PNP.
The Tech Pilot of the BC PNP “offers an expedited immigration pathway for people with tech skills applying to be permanent Canadian residents who will contribute to BC’s shared prosperity”.
Since its launch in May 2017, more than 4,200 tech workers have been nominated for permanent residence through the BC PNP’s Tech Pilot.
In view of the success of the Pilot, British Columbia has extended the Tech Pilot until June 2021.
Overview of the November 17 BC PNP Tech Pilot draw – Total 76 invitations issued
|EEBC – Skilled Worker||80|
|EEBC – International Graduate||80|
|SI – Skilled Worker||80|
|SI – International Graduate||80|
* The score allotted on registration under the Skills Immigration Registration System [SIRS]. The SIRS score is based on level of education, proficiency in English, work experience, and location of employment in BC.
Generally, the number of invitations issued under each of the categories is not disclosed by the BC PNP.
Express Entry candidates that are nominated by any of the 9 provinces and 2 territories part of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] are allotted an additional 600 points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] score.
With a profile boosted through a PNP nomination, the candidate will be issued an Invitation to Apply [ITA] by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] in the next Express Entry draw to be held.
BC PNP – Skills Immigration and Express Entry draws in 2020
|January 7, 2020||173||–|
|January 14, 2020||70||Tech Pilot draw|
|January 21, 2020||58||Tech Pilot draw|
|January 28, 2020||284||–|
|February 4, 2020||85||Tech Pilot draw|
|February 11, 2020||83||Tech Pilot draw|
|February 19, 2020||53||Tech Pilot draw|
|February 27, 2020||290||–|
|March 3, 2020||80||Tech Pilot draw|
|March 10, 2020||332||–|
|March 17, 2020||87||Tech Pilot draw|
|March 30, 2020||311||Certain occupations excluded.|
|April 7, 2020||147||Tech Pilot draw|
|April 16, 2020||271||Certain occupations excluded.|
|April 21, 2020||91||Tech Pilot draw|
|April 29, 2020||75||Tech Pilot draw|
|May 7, 2020||237||Certain occupations excluded.|
|May 12, 2020||92||Tech Pilot draw|
|May 19, 2020||170||Certain occupations excluded.|
|May 26, 2020||133||Tech Pilot draw|
|June 2, 2020||241||Certain occupations excluded.|
|June 9, 2020||87||Tech Pilot draw|
|June 16, 2020||276||Certain occupations excluded.|
|June 23, 2020||87||Tech Pilot draw|
|June 30, 2020||314||Certain occupations excluded.|
|July 7, 2020||57||Tech Pilot draw|
|July 14, 2020||320||Certain occupations excluded.|
|July 21, 2020||62||Tech Pilot draw|
|July 28, 2020||34||Tech Pilot draw|
|August 7, 2020||437||Certain occupations excluded.|
|August 11, 2020||52||Tech Pilot draw|
|August 18, 2020||302||Certain occupations excluded.|
|August 25, 2020||72||Tech Pilot draw|
|September 1, 2020||428||Certain occupations excluded.|
|September 8, 2020||67||Tech Pilot draw|
|September 15, 2020||407||Certain occupations excluded.|
|September 22, 2020||74||Tech Pilot draw|
|September 29, 2020||450||Certain occupations excluded.|
|October 6, 2020||72||Tech Pilot draw|
|October 13, 2020||417||Certain occupations excluded.|
|October 20, 2020||80||Tech Pilot draw|
|October 27, 2020||354||Certain occupations excluded.|
|November 3, 2020||76||Tech Pilot draw|
|November 10, 2020||358||Certain occupations excluded.|
|November 17, 2020||76||Tech Pilot draw|
|TOTAL invitations in 2020 so far – 8,322|
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