British Columbia holds new tech draw, welcomes 87 techies


British Columbia (BC) held its most recent tech pilot on 23 June 2020. It invited 87 tech skilled candidates holding job offers in technology enterprises in BC to apply for permanent residence.

In this draw, British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) sent invitations to candidates under the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories.

Those candidates who are chosen from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate sub-categories needed a score of at least 80 points.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot creates a pathway for immigration on a fast-track mode for tech workers who are in high demand. It also serves as a pathway for international students.

The extension to the BC PNP Tech Pilot project done lately is applicable until June 2021.

To be eligible to take part in this immigration program, candidates need to register themselves in one of the BC’s current immigration streams at the provincial level. The province should also give a job offer that’s valid for at least a year. This occupation must be part of the list of 29 jobs deemed eligible by Tech Pilot.

The candidates in this draw need to make a profile via BC PNP’s online portal. They then have to register with the SIRS (Skills Immigration Registration System).

These profiles are given scores based on factors like:

  • English language proficiency
  • employment location
  • education level
  • age
  • work experience

Candidates who are nominated from BC will be granted an extra 600 points on their original CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score. This will in effect make sure that the candidate gets an ITA (Invitation to Apply) in an upcoming Express Entry draw.

The invited candidates have to apply for nomination under 30 days.

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