British Columbia held its second Tech Pilot draw this month on December 10.
A total of 53 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence went out to Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration candidates. Under these streams, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) divided the invitations between the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories.
A minimum provincial score of 90 was required of candidates in all categories.
The BC PNP Tech Pilot is a fast-track immigration pathway for in-demand IT workers and international students. It operates through B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams.
In order to be considered for immigration to B.C. through this program, candidates need to have a valid job offer of a least one year in length in one of the Tech Pilot’s 29 eligible occupations.
Those who wish to apply under the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories must first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
Applicants are evaluated and issued a score based on factors such as level of education, work experience, proficiency in English and location of employment.
Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination from British Columbia will be given an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and are effectively guaranteed an Invitation To Apply (ITA) in a future federal draw.
BC PNP Draw Results — December 10, 2019
|Date||Category||Minimum Score Required||Number of ITAs Issued|
|December 10, 2019||EEBC – Skilled Worker||90||53|
|EEBC – International Graduate||90|
|SI – Skilled Worker||90|
|SI – International Graduate||90|