BC PNP Tech Pilot draw issued 76 invitations
British Columbia held its first Tech Pilot draw this month on November 3. A total of 76 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence turned out to be express entry BC and skills immigration candidates.
Under these streams, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) divided the invitation between the skilled worker and international graduate categories.
A minimum provincial score of 80 was required among candidates of all categories.
The BC PNP Tech Pilot is a fast-track immigration route for in-demand IT workers and international students. This B.C. K operates through existing provincial immigration streams.
BC to consider for immigration Through this program, candidates are required to make a valid job offer in one of the 29 eligible professions.
Qualified occupations for the BC PNP Tech Pilot include computer and information systems managers, civil engineers, web designers and developers, translators as well as audio and video recording technicians.
Unlike other BC PNP streams that require permanent employment offers, the minimum duration of a Tech Pilot job offer must be one year. However, employment offers that are more than one year in duration will still be eligible under the pilot. It is also required that the job offer is full-time and from a qualified employer in the province.
Invitations are sent weekly through the province’s technical pilot to the top scoring candidates meeting the eligibility requirements.
Candidates who have been invited to apply for a provincial nomination have 30 days to submit a complete application. Once this is done, most technical applications will be processed within two to three months.
Those who want to apply under the categories of Skill Immigration or Express Entry BC, will first have to create a profile through the online portal of BC PNP and register under its Skill Immigration Registration System (SIRS).
SIRS is a point system that allows the BC PNP to prioritize candidates who have the necessary skills to contribute to the economic development of the province. Applicants are evaluated and issued a score based on factors such as level of education, work experience, proficiency in English and place of employment.
Express entry candidates who receive nominations from British Columbia will be given an additional 600 points towards their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and will be effectively guaranteed an Invitation to Implementation (ITA) in future federal draws.