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Tech Pilot draw by BC PNP invites 74 candidates

BC PNP Tech Pilot Draw

The latest Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] draw by the province of British Columbia in Canada was another of the BC PNP Tech Pilot draws.

On September 22, 2020, as many as 74 immigration candidates were invited to apply for a provincial nomination through the BC PNP. The minimum score required was 80 across all the 4 categories included.

While the previous BC PNP draw was held on September 15, the earlier BC PNP Tech Pilot draw took place on September 8, 2020.

Those invited now have 30 calendar days for applying for the nomination.

In the latest Tech Pilot draw, British Columbia has invited candidates under the BC PNP categories of Skills Immigration and Express Entry BC.

With a quicker processing as compared to other BC PNP applications, candidates issued invitations under the Tech Pilot gain access to a fast-track immigration pathway for tech workers and international students with job offers in any of the 29 key occupations in demand in the province.

In view of the success of the Pilot and with the aim of providing “BC tech employers with the continued ability to recruit and retain international talent when local skilled workers are unavailable”, the BC PNP Tech Pilot has been extended until June 2021.

Overview of the September 22 BC PNP Tech Pilot draw – 74 invitations issued

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

The Tech Pilot of the BC PNP is not a separate stream or category as such.

To be considered for the Tech Pilot by the BC PNP the candidate will be required to –

Be registered in any 1 of the existing BC PNP streams
Have a valid job offer of a minimum 12 months’ duration in any of the 29 key tech occupations

For applying to the BC PNP under the Express Entry BC or Skills Immigration categories, the individual must begin with the creation of their profile through the online portal of the BC PNP, registering themselves under the Skills Immigration Registration System [SIRS] of British Columbia.

Following their successful registration with the SIRS, the applicants are then assessed and a score allotted to them. This score – referred to as the SIRS score – is based on various factors such as their job offer in BC, education, work experience etc.

Express Entry candidates that are able to secure a provincial nomination through the PNP of Canada get an additional 600 points added to their Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] score.

BC PNP draws in 2020 so far

[I] Skills Immigration and Express Entry draws

Date Invitations issued Details
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
TOTAL invitations in 2020 so far – 6,439.

[II] Entrepreneur Immigration [EI]

Date Category Invitations issued
January 14, 2020 EI – Regional Pilot 7
January 14, 2020 EI – Base Category 18
February 4, 2020 EI – Regional Pilot 5
February 4, 2020 EI – Base Category 14
April 6, 2020 EI – Regional Pilot 18
June 2, 2020 EI – Regional Pilot 9
June 2, 2020 EI – Base Category 29
July 28, 2020 EI – Regional Pilot 5
July 28, 2020 EI – Base Category 7
September 1, 2020 EI – Regional Pilot <5
September 1, 2020 EI – Base Category 6
TOTAL invitations in 2020 so far – 123 approx.

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