British Columbia Invited 332 Candidates in the latest Draw

British Columbia - PNP Immigration Draw.

Another draw under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that helps skilled workers to migrate to Canada was conducted recently. This time the PNP Tech Pilot took place in British Columbia.

The latest British Columbia invitation drive for skilled workers was conducted on March 10, 2020. Invitations were sent across 5 British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) streams of the province. A total of 332 invitations were sent to candidates. They can now apply for being provincially nominated by British Columbia for Canada permanent residency.

The points needed to qualify for provincial skilled workers was fixed at 102. Skilled workers via Express Entry needed 110 points to qualify.

International graduates were also included in the scope of invitations. These graduates who arrive through the direct provincial streams needed a minimum of 106 points to qualify. The minimum points needed for entry-level and semi-skilled workers was 83 points.

The table below summarizes these points

Date of Event Candidate Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued
10-Mar-2020 SI – Skilled Worker 102 Total: 332
SI – International Graduate 106
SI – Entry Level & Semi-Skilled 83
EEBC – Skilled Worker 110
EEBC – International Graduate 110

The British Columbia PNP Tech Pilot was launched in 2017. As of this year, it has a list of 29 target occupations. These have relaxed duration requirements. The PNP draws meant specifically for technology workers was started in May 2017. The PNP gives candidates great opportunities as the province has a thriving technology industry. Some big names of the tech industry are based out of this province.

The job requirements of the BC PNP Tech Pilot are:

  • The job offer must be valid for at 120 days at the time of application
  • The job offered must be for any of the 29 occupations listed under the draw
  • The job offered must be for at least a year

The 29 occupations listed under the BC PNP Tech Pilot are:

NOC Code Job Title
0131 Telecommunication carriers’ managers
0213 Computer and information systems managers
0512 Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting, and performing arts
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers
2134 Chemical engineers
2147 Computer engineers (except software engineers, and designers)
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants
2172 Database analysts and data administrators
2173 Software engineers and designers
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers
2175 Web designers and developers
2221 Biological technologists and technicians
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2242 Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
2281 Computer network technicians
2282 User support technicians
2283 Information systems testing technicians
5121 Authors and writers
5122 Editors
5125 Translators, terminologists, and interpreters
5224 Broadcast technicians
5225 Audio and video recording technicians
5227 Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography, and the performing arts
5226 Miscellaneous technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, and the performing arts
5241 Graphic designers and illustrators
6221 Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade

The provincial nomination could be a guarantee for selection under the Canada Express Entry system. This is because 600 points get added to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of the candidate.

The British Columbia immigration has also announced replacing of publishing scores for assured invitations. This will be replaced with the facility for candidates to see the scores needed by viewing the weekly published draw details. The available draw details are from 2016 onwards. This was when the province launched its version of immigration via Expression of Interest.

The 5 BC PNP streams under which the province has published the scores are:

  • Express Entry BC – International Graduate
  • Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker
  • Skills Immigration – International Graduate
  • Skills Immigration – Skilled Worker
  • Skills Immigration – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

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