BC Tech Pilot and Entrepreneur Regional Draw

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program has issued new invitations under the Express Entry BC, Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur Immigration streams in new draws.

A total of 64 invitations were issued to candidates in the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories through a Tech Pilot draw. In order to be considered under the BC PNP’s Tech Pilot, applicants must have a valid job offer in one of the 29 eligible tech-related occupations identified by the BC government.

In order to be considered for immigration to British Columbia through the Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories, individuals must first create a profile through the BC PNP online portal and register under the program’s Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS)

Candidates are evaluated based on factors like level of education, work experience, proficiency in English and location of employment.

A minimum provincial score of 90 was required in all four categories of the BC PNP Tech Pilot in this draw.

Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination from British Columbia will be awarded 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.

Learn more about the BC PNP Tech Pilot

Another 7 invitations were issued to entrepreneur candidates in the BC PNP’s Entrepreneur Immigration: Regional Pilot program.

A minimum score of 106 was required to receive the invitation. 

The BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot is designed to provide foreign businessmen and women an opportunity to establish commercial ventures in regional areas of British Colombia.

BC PNP Express Entry and Skills Immigration Draw Results — October 8, 2019

Date Category Minimum Score Required Number of ITAs Issued

October 8, 2019

(tech-draw only)

EEBC – Skilled Worker 90 64
EEBC – International Graduate 90
SI Skilled Worker 90
SI – International Graduate 90
October 8, 2019

BC Entrepreneur Immigration Regional

106 7

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