B.C. Tech Pilot draw issues 31 invitations

British Columbia invited 31 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on December 31.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw selected candidates under the Express Entry BC and Skills Immigration categories.

Selected candidates were from either the Skilled Worker or the International Graduate subcategories and were required to have a minimum provincial score of 90.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot is a fast-track immigration pathway for in-demand tech workers and international students. It operates through B.C.’s existing provincial immigration streams.

In order to be considered eligible for this program, candidates need to have a valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of the Tech Pilot’s 29 eligible occupations.

To apply for the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC categories candidates 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 Express Entry draw.

Learn more about the BC PNP Tech Pilot.

BC PNP Draw Results — December 31, 2019

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued
December 31, 2019 EEBC – Skilled Worker 90 31
EEBC – International Graduate 90
SI – Skilled Worker 90
SI – International Graduate 90
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