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British Columbia invites 168 candidates to apply for provincial nomination over two Tech Pilot draws

British Columbia held two Tech Pilot draws this month, inviting a total of 168 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

The first British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) draw took place on February 4. A total of 85 invitations were issued to tech workers in the Skilled Worker and Express Entry BC categories.

The second Tech Pilot draw was held on February 11. There were 83 invitations issued to immigration candidates.

In both draws, all candidates needed a minimum provincial score of 90.

The Tech Pilot is B.C.’s fast-track immigration pathway for in-demand tech workers and international students.

In order to be eligible for this program, candidates need a valid job offer of at least 12 months in one of 29 eligible occupations.

Candidates who are applying for 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 given a score based on their level of education, work experience, English proficiency, 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 subsequent federal Express Entry draw.

 

BC PNP Draw Results

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued
February 11, 2020 EEBC – Skilled Worker 90 83
EEBC – International Graduate 90
SI – Skilled Worker 90
SI – Skilled Worker 90
Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued
February 4, 2020 EEBC – Skilled Worker 90 85
EEBC – International Graduate 90
SI – Skilled Worker 90
SI – Skilled Worker 90

B.C. holds second Tech Pilot draw of 2020

British Columbia invited 58 immigration candidates with a job offer in the technology sector to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) Tech Pilot draw held on January 21 selected candidates under the Express Entry BC and Skills immigration categories.

Selected candidates from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories needed 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.

 

BC PNP Draw Results — January 21, 2020

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued
January 21, 2020 EEBC – Skilled Worker 90 58
EEBC – International Graduate 90
SI – Skilled Worker 90
SI – Skilled Worker 90

Canada invites 3,400 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence

Canada has issued 3,400 invitations to apply for permanent residence to Express Entry candidates.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held this year’s second selection round on January 22.

Invitations were issued to Express Entry candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 471.

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

BC PNP selects 52 in latest Tech Pilot draw

British Columbia’s latest Tech Pilot draw invited 52 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on December 23.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited candidates in 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 in one of the Tech Pilot’s 29 eligible occupations. The position must be at least one year in duration and have no less than 120 calendar days remaining at the time of the application.

Those who wish to apply for 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 Express Entry draw.

Learn more about the BC PNP Tech Pilot.

BC PNP Draw Results — December 23, 2019

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued
December 23, 2019 EEBC – Skilled Worker 90 52
EEBC – International Graduate 90
SI – Skilled Worker 90
SI – International Graduate 90